Introduction to NFPA 70E (2021) for All Industries

Level: Intermediate
Duration: 0 Hours 45 Minutes
Course ID: MOOD789

The Introduction to NFPA 70E (2021) for All Industries online safety course is designed specifically to address the importance of electrical safety in the workplace. Participants can expect to learn about the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and why the NFPA 70E was developed. Additionally, training includes an intermediate-level overview of the concepts of electric shock and arc flash hazards, approach boundaries, and risk assessments, as well as warning labels, and personal protective equipment (PPE).

This course introduces participants to the NFPA 70E, sharing the hazards involved with working around electrical dissemination systems with currents greater than 50 volts. Significant changes were made in the 2021 edition of the NFPA 70E and include the following:


Several significant changes were made in the 2021 edition of the NFPA 70, including the following:

  • Revisions have been made which can be used to help estimate the likelihood of occurrence of an arc flash incident during initial energization of new equipment
  • Energy thresholds for electrical equipment and systems in laboratories have been revised to accurately reflect the data in the Informational Note’s resource document.
  • New article on the safety-related requirements for capacitors has been added.
  • Article 110 was revised to incorporate the general requirements that were previously in other articles.
  • New subsection requires that an employer’s electrical safety program include a policy on establishing an electrically safe work condition.
  • New Table For Rubber Insulating Gloves was added as well as requirements for arc rated outerwear such as high visibility vests.

Specific industry terms covered throughout the course include the following:

  • NFPA and NFPA 70E
  • Arc flash
  • PPE
  • Limited and restricted approach boundaries
  • Limits of approach
  • Electrically safe work conditions
  • Electrical safety program
  • Host and contract employers
  • Qualified and unqualified persons
  • Shock risk assessment
  • Arc flash risk assessment, incident energy method & PPE category method

The Introduction to NFPA 70E (2021) for All Industries course is ideal for all those who may work around potential electrical hazards in the workplace. Applicable for all industries, the following will specifically benefit from this course:

  • Workers – including those whose exposure may not be a regular part of their job responsibilities
  • Electrical workers
  • Supervisors
  • Managers

If you have any concerns as to whether this course is appropriate for you or your industry, please browse our full selection of Online Courses and Safety Packs, call 800-971-1080, or Contact Us online.

ClickSafety’s Introduction to NFPA 70E (2021) for All Industries is an intermediate online safety course providing introductory-level information for those potentially exposed to the hazards of electrical work. While describing basic requirements governing protecting workers from such electrical hazards, participants can expect a course fully updated for the 2021 edition of the NFPA 70E. Upon successful completion of this course, participants can expect to:

  • Recognize the history and purpose of the NFPA and the 2021 NFPA 70E standard
  • Identify responsibilities and training requirements for qualified and unqualified persons
  • Recognize what is required to achieve an electrically safe work condition through an effective safety program
  • Identify safeguards and controls for work involving electrical hazards, including the use of PPE, labels, warnings, and barricades
  • Identify host employer and contractor responsibilities as required by the NFPA 70E
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