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ELECTRIC SAFETY ON CONSTRUCTION SITES

Assured Grounding Programs and Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters

Electric shock, and too often fatalities, occur on construction jobsites when temporary power systems are in use. All construction workers who operate power tools should receive training in the systems which safeguard them from electrical hazards.

1. What is the difference between an "Assured Equipment Grounding Program" and GFCI?

2. Under what conditions must Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI) be used on a worksite?

3. Under what conditions are GFCI's not required?

4. When must electrical tools and extension cords be tested for grounding and continuity of the circuitry?

5. What types of defects should workers continually look for?

6. What does the Assured Grounding two-color coding system identify?

7. What equipment is excepted from Assured Grounding tests?

8. What kind of records are kept on an Assured Equipment Grounding Program and who keeps them?

9. When there are general and subcontractors on a job site, who is responsible for the assured grounding or GFCI program?

10. When should Assured Grounding or GFCI training be provided to construction workers and what should be included in the training?

Training should at least include:

- The purpose of these electrical safety measures;

- The color code system in operation;

- How to identify electrical hazards;

- Procedures for reporting electrical hazards;

- GFCI uses and limitations;

- How to troubleshoot a GFCI "trip."

 

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