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posted May 13, 2013, 4:14 PM by CSEM Administrator   [ updated May 20, 2013, 12:49 PM by Andrew Manzo ]
    
On the job electrocutions are a reality in the U.S. labor world, with at least 300 deaths each year from electric shocks due to insufficient electrical safety mechanisms and procedures in place. The Office of Occupational Safety and Health Administration falls under the United States Department of Labor, and estimates that most of these deaths are preventable, if compliance with OSHA regulations is carried out. The United States Department of State oversees the United States Department of Labor, and many regulations have been passed to promote electrical safety procedures in industries operating in the United States. The Center for Safety and Environmental Management, Inc. is affiliated with Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and was set up by Safety and Environmental professionals with more than 30 years of experience in these fields. The Center for Safety and Environmental Management, Inc. offers trainings on a vast number of regulations that fall under the OSHA, MSHA, EPA and DOT.

    Training methods include on-site trainings, online trainings, web-seminar (webinar) trainings and open courses. Organizations can choose whichever method would be most convenient for their employees to undergo trainings or refresher courses in, in addition to selection of training courses. A number of courses on electrical safety mechanisms are offered by the Center for Safety and Environmental Management, Inc., all falling under OSHA regulations compliance trainings. These electrical safety courses include Electrical Awareness, Electrical Competent Person, Electrical Qualified Person and Electrical Safety (as under the Code of Federal Regulations under 29 CFR 1910.331-335). The Electrical Awareness course is a basic course for familiarization with concepts of electricity, electrical equipment and their safe use. The Electrical Competent Person is a course designed by the Center for Safety and Environmental Management, Inc. for reviewing OSHA requirements and testing individuals on their electrical competence.

    OSHA specifies knowledge requirements of individuals in different industries who are to be assigned roles and duties in electrical work. Only an ‘Electrical Competent’ person is allowed under OSHA regulations to operate electrical equipment. This electrical safety CSEM course is designed around familiarization with and testing of electrical competency of individuals. The Electrical Qualified Person is more advanced than an Electrical Competent Person in terms of electrical competency and skill, under OSHA, which stipulates that certain jobs be carried out only by ‘Electrical Qualified Persons’. This electrical safety course is similar to the Electrical Competent Person course in terms of structure. The Electrical Safety (as under the Code of Federal Regulations under 29 CFR 1910.331-335) course by the Center for Safety and Environmental Management, Inc. has been designed to make employees aware of electrical hazards that affect their safety in the workplace. It consists of different modules including an overview, understanding electricity, electrical harm, electrical hazards and electrical protection. It is a comprehensive course designed to bring individuals up to par with knowledge that OSHA requires electrical operators to have before they can embark upon an electrical-related job. By signing up their employees for electrical safety trainings at the Center for Safety and Environmental Management, Inc., organizations can ensure that their employees have the complete electrical safety and handling knowledge that OSHA regulations require.