NFPA 70e: Arc Flash Awareness and Electrical Work Safety
Do you know how to prevent dangerous arc flash injuries? Understanding arc flash and its potential hazards, calculating risk, knowing the importance of labeling, and using PPE properly are required practices when working with electricity. Following OSHA and NFPA requirements to develop and implement an effective electrical safety program can save lives.
This training will cover safe work practices as outlined in the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) 70E Consensus Standard for Electrical Safety Requirements in the Workplace, 2021 edition.
At the completion of this training, participants are expected to be able to:
- List concerns of both qualified and non-qualified employees;
- Describe electrical safety work practices, including selection and use of PPE, emergency planning, and use of insulated tools;
- Determine shock and arc flash boundaries;
- Conduct a hazard and risk assessment;
- Complete a job briefing and planning checklist; 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 energized electrical equipment.
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