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NFPA 70E (2018) Electrical Safety for Supervisors and Managers in All Industries

    NFPA 70E (2018) Electrical Safety for Supervisors and Managers in All Industries

    Course Overview

    NFPA 70E Electrical Safety for Supervisors and Managers in All Industries is an advanced online safety course updated to reflect the changes to the NFPA 70E standard for 2018. This course addresses electrical safety in the workplace under the NFPA 70E standard, emphasizing supervisory and management responsibilities for ensuring safe working practices around electrical hazards. Course topics include a discussion of the importance of NFPA 70E and how the standard is organized, requirements for an electrical safety program, establishing and verifying an electrically safe work condition, energized electrical work, shock and arc flash risk assessments and approach boundaries. Requirements for equipment labeling, illumination, housekeeping, confined spaces, flammable materials, and personal protective equipment are also covered, all from a management perspective.

    This course is intended to provide NFPA 70E guidance for supervisors, managers, and electricians in any industry where exposure to electrical current is greater than 50 volts. Basic training in electrical safety is assumed prior to taking the course.

    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

    Frequently Asked Questions


    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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