connection that allows current to take path of least resistance
Severity depends on current (amps)
Currents > 0.2 amps can cause burns & stop your heart !!!!
Circuit = electrically grounded when charges able to flow directly from circuit into Earth in case of short circuit
round part of plug
connects metal shell of appliance to ground wire of bldg
Fuse = device that has thin strip of metal that melts if too much current flows thru it
protects devices plugged into it
Circuit breaker = safety device that uses electromagnet to shut off circuit when current gets too high
Circuit Boxes and Circuit Breakers [01:45
Electric Shock First Aid
1. Remove the victim from the source of electricity before you touch him. Either turn off the master switch to disconnect the power, or use a nonmetal, dry object such as a stick to pull the wire or electrical source away from the victim's body.
2. If he is not breathing, begin rescue breathing immediately; a victim whose heart has stopped breathing needs CPR.
3. If the person is unconscious, but is breathing and has a heartbeat, you should place him in the recovery position and monitor his breathing and heart rate until medical help arrives.
Victims of Electric Shock Electric shock injury to the foot Electric shock injury to the hand Electric shock burns due to current flow through metal framed glasses.