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Introduction to NFPA 70E (2018) for All Industries

    Introduction to NFPA 70E (2018) for All Industries

    Course Overview

    Introduction to NFPA 70E (2018) for All Industries is an online safety course that addresses the importance of electrical safety in the workplace. Content includes the role of the National Fire Protection Association and why NFPA 70E was developed. Training will provide information on the concepts of arc flash, approach boundaries, and risk assessments, as well as warning labels and personal protective equipment.

    This course introduces NFPA 70E to those who need to know the hazards involved with working around electrical dissemination systems with currents greater than 50 volts.

    What's Changed in the NFPA 70E Standard for 2018?

    Several significant changes have been made in the 2018 edition of NFPA 70E, including the following:

    • Updates to procedures for creating risk assessments
    • Increased emphasis on the use of the hierarchy of risk controls when evaluating and implementing controls
    • More logical step by step guidelines in Article 120 for establishing an electrically safe work condition
    • Modifications to the arc flash hazard identification table to make it available to both incident energy analysis and PPE category methods for determining the likelihood of an arc flash

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    Intended Audience

    This online safety course is for those who work around potential workplace electrical hazards, in all industries:

    • Workers (including workers whose exposure may not be part of their regular job responsibilities)
    • Electricians
    • Supervisors
    • Managers

    Learning Objectives

    The topics covered in this course include identification of and protection from electrical safety hazards leading to arc flash, and how to establish an electrically safe work condition as outlined in the NFPA 70E standard, updated in 2018.

    Specifically, the student will be able to:

    1. Recognize the history and purpose of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the 2018 NFPA 70E standard
    2. Identify responsibilities and training requirements for Qualified and Un-qualified persons
    3. Recognize what is required to achieve an electrically safe work condition through an effective safety program
    4. Identify safeguards and controls for work involving electrical hazards, including the use of personal protective equipment, labels, warnings, and barricades
    5. Identify host employer and contractor responsibilities required by NFPA 70E

    Course Topics

    • Overview of NFPA 70E (2018)
    • Changes to 2018 Edition
    • Electrical Safety Program
    • Qualified Persons
    • Work Involving Electrical Hazards
    • PPE and Equipment

    Industry Terms

    • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
    • NFPA 70E
    • Arc flash
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • Limited and restricted approach boundaries
    • Limits of approach
    • Electrically safe work condition
    • Electrical Safety Program
    • Host and contract employers
    • Qualified and unqualified persons
    • Shock risk assessment
    • Arc flash risk assessment
    • Arc flash incident energy method
    • Arc flash PPE category Method

    Based On:

    • NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, 2018

    Features and Benefits

    • Updated for 2018 Edition of NFPA 70E
    • Introductory-level for those potentially exposed to the hazards of electrical work
    • Describes basic requirements for protecting workers from electrical hazards




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