MORNING SESSION: NFPA 70e: Arc Flash Awareness and Electrical Work Safety
Do employees at your company open and/or access electrical cabinets, control panels, disconnect switches or circuit breaker panels? Have they been trained on OSHA requirements and NFPA 70E electrically safe work practices? Did you know that employees who perform lockout tagout and then access the electrical system still need to wear shock and arc flash PPE until they can demonstrate zero energy on the conductors?
Working around exposed live conductors can be dangerous. The instructors at Safex will teach attendees the importance of assessing both shock hazard and arc flash hazards so that they can reduce the likelihood of injury. Understanding arc flash and its potential hazards is critical to assessing risk and making a safe plan for a potentially catastrophic incident. A qualified electrical worker must understand labeling on electrical systems, how to inspect, care for and wear PPE are required practices when working with electricity.
This training will cover safe work practices as outlined in the current National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) 70E Consensus Standard for Electrical Safety Requirements in the Workplace.
At the completion of this training, participants will be to be able to:
- Describe electrical safety related work practices, including selection and use of PPE, emergency planning, and use of insulated tools;
- Conduct an arc flash hazard risk assessment;
- Conduct a shock hazard risk assessment;
- Conduct a pre-job briefing; and
- Complete an energized electrical work permit.
NOTE: This training is not intended to train employees to be electricians. The design, means, and methods of electricity will not be covered during the training session. Methods of troubleshooting controls and related equipment will not be covered. This training is intended for safety-related work practices when working with or near exposed energized electrical equipment.
AFTERNOON SESSION: Lockout Tagout (LOTO) Authorized User Training
This course will be developed using the recommendations of ANSI Z490.1 Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training and will be presented in a varied format including lecture, audiovisuals, and hands-on demonstrations.
At the completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- State the difference between an authorized and affected employee;
- List scenarios when LOTO is required;
- List applicable hazardous energy sources:
- Describe the means and methods for energy isolation and control;
- Develop and/or follow equipment-specific LOTO procedures; and
- Properly apply LOTO equipment to circuit breakers, disconnect switches, and valves.