NFPA 70E : Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace

NFPA 70E : Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace

  • course description:

    This dynamic, expert-led course uses activities, exercises, videos, job aids, and templates to provide participants with the right tools to help set up and follow an electrical safety program, as well as help document safety procedures for compliance with OSHA 1910 Subpart S and OSHA 1926 Subpart K. Whether one is an employer responsible for personnel safety or an employee tasked with identifying and addressing electrical hazards, NFPA 70E training is vital.

  • course learning outcomes:

    At the end of the course, the participants will be able to - Pinpoint the changes to the 2018 edition especially those affecting: Article 120, Establishing an Electrically Safe Work Condition, 110.1- Risk Assessment Procedure, Table 130.5, and Standards for PPE.
    - Understand the interaction between NFPA 70E and OSHA requirements.
    - Define electrical safety hazards and how to protect against shock, electrocution and arc flash.
    - Identify safety policies and procedures employers are legally required to provide for their workers.
    - Describe the safety procedures needed to work safely while exposed to live circuits.
    - Determine arc flash PPE categories for many common workplace tasks and conditions.
    - Recognize the intent and limitations of personal protective equipment.
    - Describe requirements for energizing and de-energizing power circuits.
    - Identify the elements of an Electrical Hazard Analysis.
    - Use the NFPA 70E Arc Flash PPE Tables to determine Arc Flash PPE Category for various tasks.
    - Identify safety-related maintenance requirements for a wide range of electrical equipment, including those specific to batteries and battery rooms, electrical distribution equipment, and safety grounding equipment.
    - Identify the hazards to personnel working with equipment, and employee responsibilities.

  • Course outlines:

    - Module 1: Introduction to Electrical Safety.
    - Module 2: Identifying the Hazards.
    - Module 3: Establishing an Electrically Safe Work Condition.
    - Module 4: Work Involving Electrical Hazards.
    - Module 5: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
    - Module 6: Safety Related Maintenance.
    - Module 7: Special Equipment.
    - Module 8: Course Wrap-up.

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  • who should attend?

    - Electrical engineers, safety managers, electricians, electrical contractors, plant managers, facility maintenance personnel, electrical inspectors, risk managers, mechanical engineers, HVAC installers, designers, and project managers.

  • duration:

    3 Days


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