Electrical Safety / NFPA 70E in Research and Education


Electricity makes our lives easier in many ways, but it can also pose some serious hazards. Working with or around electricity exposes people to dangers such as electric shock, fires and explosions. Some people at educational institutions work with electricity directly, such as engineers, electricians, some lab workers and students, and some facility management employees. Others, such as office staff, only work with it indirectly by using electrically-powered devices and equipment. Learners who complete this course should be able to recognize how electricity works and its dangers, identify potential electrical injuries, identify electrical hazards, and identify methods to control and prevent electrical hazards.