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Do you think I will get electrocuted on the Job?

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Dan’s Answer

No, I don't think you will be electrocuted on the job. However it is possible to be hurt whenever you are working with high voltages and you do not follow normal safety procedures.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal agency which defines and enforces safety protocols for industry. You will learn about the relevant safety procedures during your training and on-the-job training. For instance, you will be taught about the OSHA "Lock-out-Tag-out" procedure. This rule requires you to lock the circuit breaker (off) along with your ID tag before starting work. While the lock is in place, no one else can energize the circuit - it is your lock and no one else will have the key. There are many more procedures like this that are meant to protect you and many of them overlap so that a single mistake will still not cause you harm. Safety procedures are also created and enforced by each company (more redundancy). You will be safe if you are careful, listen to your training, and always follow the safety procedures before and during your work on energized circuits.

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Don’s Answer

As an electrician if you are working on new construction, most the time there is no power on the wires you are installing. As a maintenance electrician there is power, and by using proper equipment and procedures you can prevent being electrocuted. I believe you are actually asking if you will be shocked while being an electrician. I can only say that you will, if you don't pay attention and don't follow safety procedures. Almost all opportunities to be shocked can be eliminated by using some of the new rubber work gloves that are easily available and that will help protect your hands as you work also. To be shocked, there has to be a conductive path or reason for the power to flow into you.

I have been shocked multiple times and each time it was because I was rushing to do something and didn't follow my own or company safety rules. So just learn and follow the rules, and you will never be shocked.
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Rose Akos’s Answer

No I don't believe you can be electrocuted in this job. Even though every job has it own hazard, it is not likely to apply here
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Katherine’s Answer

Electricians have to take safety class before they can begin job. This is to make sure that every electrician are using the safety requirements to ensure that they will not get shocked or any other hazardous things happening to them. Do you want to be an electrician?
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