Today, laboratories rely on a vast array of electrically powered equipment. To work safely with this equipment, employees need to understand how electricity works, be aware of common electrical hazards and know how to use electricity safely.
NSC’s training products on “Electrical Safety in the Laboratory” emphasize the need for safety when using electricity, and discuss how to reduce the potential for accidents involving electrical shock, fire and explosions. Topics covered in these products include:
- How electricity works.
- Common electrical hazards.
- Fuses, circuit breakers and grounding.
- Using and maintaining electrical equipment.
- Accidents and emergency procedures.