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Higher Education

Electrical Safety, 1st Edition

  • Rob Zachariason
  • ISBN-10: 1435481852
  • ISBN-13: 9781435481855
  • 288 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Can your electrical safety coverage ever be too thorough? ELECTRICAL SAFETY is an introductory text written for the novice student in an easy to understand manner. Electrical hazards that are associated with working around electricity and the precautions that must be taken for safety are covered to give the reader a general introduction to potential hazards. Filled with photographs and line art and, this text covers construction safety topics through the eyes of an electrical worker to make them aware of potential hazards that may be encountered on the job such as electric shock and arcing incidents. The text also covers in detail personal safety, tools and equipment safety, hazardous working environments and safety organizations standards for organizations such as OSHA and NFPA 70E, making this text the perfect choice for beginner electricians. The instructor's resource CD which contains the PDF of the instructor's manual, PowerPoint slides and a test bank make it the ideal choice for instructors.

Features

  • Written in a manner that is easy to understand by people new to the electrical industry.

  • Looks at construction safety through the eyes of an electrical worker.

  • Discusses electrical shock and arcing incidents in detail.

  • Covers general construction safety topics in addition to electrical safety topics.

  • Uses color photographs to promote quick comprehension and easier application of the subject matter.

  • Stresses the importance of OSHA and NFPA 70E as well as safety programs.

About the Author

Rob Zachariason

Rob Zachariason is an Instructor at Minnesota State Community and Technical College, and an Instructor for the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee. Rob is a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, and the National Education Association. He carries a Master Electrician's license in North Dakota and Minnesota. Rob worked as an electrician for 10 years before becoming a full time instructor.

Table of Contents

1.Safety Overview.
Construction Awareness. Construction Hazards. Cuts. Jewelry. Horseplay. Alcohol and Drugs
2.Safety Organizations, Standards and Certifications
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). NFPA 70E (Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace). National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). First Aid-CPR-AED
3.Electrical Shock.
Electricity and the Human Body. Witnessing a Shock. How to work safely around electricity. Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI).
4.Arcing Incident.
Arcing Incident. Arc Flash. Arc Blast. Causes of an Arcing incident. Arcing Incident Protection
5.Working on energized equipment.
When is it permitted to work on energized equipment? Approach boundaries. Working on energized equipment. Awareness. Personal Protective Equipment. Arcing Flash/Blast Personal Protective Equipment.. Safety signs, barricades, and attendants.
6.Lock Out Tag Out.
LOTO and the Safety Plan. Lock out tag out. Restoring Equipment. Lock Out Tag Out Devices.
7.Personal Protective Equipment.
Eye and Face Protection. Head protection. Hearing Protection. Work boots. Work gloves. Respiratory Protection. Fall Protection.
8.Tool and Equipment Safety.
Hand Tools. Power Tools. Ladders. Scaffold. Aerial Lift. Machinery Safety
9.Hazardous Working Environments.
Hot Environments. Sun. Cold working environments. Confined spaces.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor Resources for Zachariason's Electrical Safety, 1st  (ISBN-10: 1435481860 | ISBN-13: 9781435481862)

Instructor Resources CD-ROM includes PowerPoint presentations for each core textbook chapter, a computerized test bank, an Instructor's Manual, and other text-specific resources.

Electrical Wiring Industrial  (ISBN-10: 1111124892 | ISBN-13: 9781111124892)

ELECTRICAL WIRING INDUSTRIAL, 14th Edition, fully updated to reference the 2011 National Electrical Code®, will guide your students step-by-step through the wiring of an entire industrial building. This book is an ideal resource for anyone who will work in the industrial electricity industry. With a practical, straightforward approach, ELECTRICAL WIRING INDUSTRIAL, 14E begins by covering the tasks and responsibilities facing today's professional industrial electricians, including: installation of electrical service; power and lighting; special new construction systems; changeovers from old systems; planning for growth and increased capacity; and periodic maintenance procedures. Specific references to the 2011 National Electrical Code® throughout the book will show your students how to incorporate codes and principles into everyday practice and procedures. A complete set of industrial building plans is also included, offering your students opportunities for hands-on practice in interpreting and applying Code requirements to sitework, feeder bus systems, panelboards, fiber optics, harmonics, hazardous locations, and more.

Illustrated Guide to the NEC  (ISBN-10: 1435498135 | ISBN-13: 9781435498136)

ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE® 5E provides your students with a unique approach to learning the Code using highly-detailed, technically-accurate illustrations and visuals to break down and simplify the expanding volume and complexity of the 2011 National Electrical Code®. By translating the sometimes vague, complicated wording of the Code into straightforward illustrations and clear explanations, this book provides a resource that will facilitate your students' comprehension and application of Code requirements whether they are beginning or master electricians. Material is organized logically, covering fundamental provisions first, then grouping code requirements by the type of occupancy, beginning with one-family dwellings and progressing on to multi-family housing, commercial locations, and special occupancies. This organization also reflects how information is needed when working in the electrical industry, better preparing your students for the real world. The fifth edition of ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE® discusses new Code changes and shows some of these Code changes through new illustrations, while incorporating other Code changes into existing illustrations. Its comprehensive coverage, innovative learning approach, and industry-based organization make this an indispensable supplement to the NEC® whether your students need information on a specific area or need to learn the complete Code.

Electrical Grounding and Bonding  (ISBN-10: 1435498321 | ISBN-13: 9781435498327)

ELECTRICAL GROUNDING AND BONDING 3E, written in accordance with the 2011 National Electrical Code®, provides your students with a comprehensive introduction to the essential elements of electrical grounding and bonding. It examines the critical concepts of calculating conductor sizes, reading and interpreting NEC® tables, the use of grounded conductor connections in DC and AC systems, as well as various installations and sizing. It also includes electrical design and installation that ensures compliance with an emphasis on "Going Green", and expanded coverage of revised Article 250 grounding and bonding requirements. The material is student-friendly with straightforward, easy-to-understand explanations of key concepts that foster understanding. Updated full-color and dynamic illustrations augment this book to further support this thorough student- and professional-level approach to electrical grounding and bonding.

Electrical Materials  (ISBN-10: 1418064963 | ISBN-13: 9781418064969)

Ideal for anyone new to the electrical industry, this book provides a thorough overview of the variety of electrical materials that are used by today's electricians. Designed to cover essential electrical materials information, the book introduces each material with a photograph and a description. Electrical Materials then progresses to include information on where the part is most commonly seen and how it is used, in addition to its limitations. When appropriate, relevant National Electrical Code articles are noted, so readers have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a meaningful way, using the leading industry standard. With a straightforward, concise writing style, this book will serve as a valuable training tool, reference book, or supplement to learning the NEC.

Student Supplements

Electrical Wiring Industrial  (ISBN-10: 1111124892 | ISBN-13: 9781111124892)

ELECTRICAL WIRING INDUSTRIAL, 14th Edition, fully updated to reference the 2011 National Electrical Code®, will guide you step-by-step through the wiring of an entire industrial building. This book is an ideal resource for a professional in the industrial electricity industry. With a practical, straightforward approach, ELECTRICAL WIRING INDUSTRIAL,14E begins by covering the tasks and responsibilities facing today's professional industrial electricians, including: installation of electrical service; power and lighting; special new construction systems; changeovers from old systems; planning for growth and increased capacity; and periodic maintenance procedures. Specific references to the 2011 National Electrical Code® throughout the book will show you how to incorporate codes and principles into everyday practice and procedures. A complete set of industrial building plans is also included, offering you opportunities for hands-on practice in interpreting and applying Code requirements to sitework, feeder bus systems, panelboards, fiber optics, harmonics, hazardous locations, and more.

Illustrated Guide to the NEC  (ISBN-10: 1435498135 | ISBN-13: 9781435498136)

ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE® 5E provides you with a unique approach to learning the Code using highly-detailed, technically-accurate illustrations and visuals to break down and simplify the expanding volume and complexity of the 2011 National Electrical Code®. By translating the sometimes vague, complicated wording of the Code into straightforward illustrations and clear explanations, this book provides a resource that will facilitate your comprehension and application of Code requirements whether you are a beginning or a master electrician. Material is organized logically, covering fundamental provisions first, then grouping code requirements by the type of occupancy, beginning with one-family dwellings and progressing on to multi-family housing, commercial locations, and special occupancies. This organization also reflects how information is needed when working in the electrical industry, better preparing you for the real world. The fifth edition of ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE® discusses the new Code changes and shows some of these Code changes through new illustrations while incorporating other Code changes into existing illustrations. Its comprehensive coverage, innovative learning approach, and industry-based organization make this an indispensable supplement to the NEC® whether you need information on a specific area or need to learn the complete Code.

Electrical Grounding and Bonding  (ISBN-10: 1435498321 | ISBN-13: 9781435498327)

ELECTRICAL GROUNDING AND BONDING 3E, written in accordance with the 2011 National Electrical Code®, provides readers with a comprehensive introduction to the essential elements of electrical grounding and bonding. It examines the critical concepts of calculating conductor sizes, reading and interpreting NEC® tables, the use of grounded conductor connections in DC and AC systems, as well as various installations and sizing. It also includes electrical design and installation that ensures compliance with an emphasis on "Going Green", and expanded coverage of revised Article 250 grounding and bonding requirements. The material is reader-friendly with straightforward, easy-to-understand explanations of key concepts that foster understanding. Updated full-color and dynamic illustrations augment this book to further support this thorough student- and professional-level approach to electrical grounding and bonding.

Electrical Materials  (ISBN-10: 1418064963 | ISBN-13: 9781418064969)

Ideal for anyone new to the electrical industry, this book provides a thorough overview of the variety of electrical materials that are used by today's electricians. Designed to cover essential electrical materials information, the book introduces each material with a photograph and a description. Electrical Materials then progresses to include information on where the part is most commonly seen and how it is used, in addition to its limitations. When appropriate, relevant National Electrical Code articles are noted, so readers have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a meaningful way, using the leading industry standard. With a straightforward, concise writing style, this book will serve as a valuable training tool, reference book, or supplement to learning the NEC.