Electrical safety

You can't see it, hear it, or smell it, but touching electricity can be deadly. Learn how to work safely around this hidden hazard.

Oregon OSHA

Visit the Oregon OSHA website to learn more about Electrical hazards.

Flexible cords and cables (general industry)

Electrical safety for non-electricians (Center for Construction Research and Training) [English and Spanish] [PDF]
Do you know the three steps to take before working around electrical hazards? Learn the risks and how to avoid them.

Electrical Safety Foundation (Electrical Safety Foundation International)
This website offers comprehensive resources for staying safe around electricity at work, at home, and with kids.  

Electrical incidents eTool (OSHA)
Learn about the most frequent causes of electrical injuries.

Electrical safety (NIOSH)
An extensive list of NIOSH publications, plus electrical safety websites.

Video library

DVD (no streaming available)

  • Electrical safety for nonelectricians | GENSAFE-21 (English) GENSAFE-22 (Spanish)
    18 minutes | This comprehensive program, designed for general employees, raises awa … Read more
  • Electrical safety: safe in 8 | GENSAFE-37 (English/Spanish/Portuguese)
    8 minutes | Charge up your safety standards with this program. Inform your employe … Read more
  • Electrical safety: beware the bite | GENSAFE-52 (English/Spanish/Portuguese/French)
    20 minutes | This video compares electrical shock/electrocution to a lethal snakebi … Read more


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