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Electricity hazards pose serious safety risks on the construction worksite. This New York City DOB-approved Site Safety Training (SST) course describes the basic science of electricity and prepares workers to avoid electrical hazards on the job. The course provides one hour of SST General Elective credit that you can apply toward a full SST card under NYC Local Law 196.

About the 1-Hour Electrocution Prevention Course

SST Standards

Satisfies Training Standards for:

Site Safety Training (SST) requirements of NYC Local Law 196

Accessibility Features

Accessibility Features:

Free audio narration and Live Chat support


Approved by:

New York City Department of Buildings (DOB)

Online Course


100% online course

Instant Cert


Instant digital certificate for 1 Special Elective hour of Site Safety Training

NYC Workers

Designed for:

NYC construction and demolition workers who need an SST Worker card or SST Supervisor card

Who Should Take 1-Hour Electrocution Prevention?

The 1-Hour Electrocution Prevention course is designed for New York City construction and demolition workers seeking an SST Worker or Supervisor card.

Workers with a 10-hour OSHA Construction card can complete this course to earn one of the four hours of General Elective training required to earn a full SST card. Supervisors with a 30-hour OSHA Construction card can earn one of the two hours of General Elective training required for a full Supervisor SST card.

NYC Construction workers who require this training may include:

  • Construction and demolition workers
  • Construction Superintendents
  • Site Safety Coordinators
  • Site Safety Managers
  • Competent Persons
  • Journeypersons and forepersons
  • Other workers at jobsites that require a Site Safety Plan

For more information on SST requirements, including who it affects and important training deadlines, see our guide to Local Law 196.

Course Details

The 1-Hour Electrocution Prevention course is a DOB-approved SST General Elective that raises awareness of electricity hazards at construction worksites. You'll learn about key properties of electricity and safety procedures that protect workers from electrocution.

To pass the course, you must complete a five-question quiz after each module and a 20-question comprehensive final exam. The exam and all quizzes are multiple choice, and you have an unlimited number of attempts to pass. You must complete the final exam in one sitting.

You are required to score at least 80% on each quiz and at least 70% on the final exam to receive your SST credit hour. Once you pass each course module quiz and the final exam, you can instantly download a digital Certificate of Completion.

The course takes at least one hour to finish. You must complete your training within 180 days of purchase. To get your SST card, you need to finish all your required training and provide the course certificates to OSHA Education Center or another DOB-approved Site Safety Training provider.

» Learn more about DOB course requirements for SST cards

OSHA Education Center is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

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Benefits of 1-Hour Electrocution Prevention

This 100% online SST General Elective course is approved by the New York City Department of Buildings. Upon completion of the 1-Hour Electrocution Prevention course, you'll receive one hour of Site Safety Training General Elective credit that you can apply toward your full SST card.

Other course benefits include:

  • Train at your own pace
  • Provides 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • Audio narration
  • Interactive quizzes
  • Unlimited attempts at quizzes and final exam

Once you successfully pass the course, you can instantly download your Certificate of Completion.

Learning Objectives

The 1-Hour Electrocution Prevention course trains NYC workers on the safe use of electrical equipment. It provides critical knowledge that will prepare you to avoid electrocution hazards on construction worksites.

Upon completing the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand key terms related to electricity and state how electricity causes harm
  • Describe hazards and error traps associated with electricity
  • List administrative regulatory safety requirements associated with electricity

You can find an outline of all course modules below.

Course Outline

The course is divided into four modules on electricity and hazard prevention. Each module ends with a review and brief quiz, and you must complete a final exam to satisfy your required SST training hours.


  • Course Overview and Learning Objectives
  • Navigating the Course

Module 1: Principles of Electricity and Electrical Hazards

  • Principles of Electricity
  • Types of Electrical Hazards
  • Module 1 Quiz

Module 2: Grounding, Circuits and GFCIs

  • Path to Ground in a Circuit
  • Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs)
  • Module 2 Quiz

Module 3: Electrical Error Traps

  • Training and Management Hazards
  • Equipment Hazards
  • Module 3 Quiz

Module 4: Lockout/Tagout

  • Basics of Lockout/Tagout
  • Energy Control Procedures
  • OSHA and NFPA Resources
  • Module 4 Quiz

The course ends with an exam that assesses the student's comprehension and understanding of all course and module objectives.