The Introduction to NFPA 70E (2021) for All Industries with Voice Authentication 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:
NOTICE: This course uses voice authentication. Voice Authentication courses are required in certain states to meet online course proctoring requirements. These voice-authenticated courses represent a best practice to ensure the identity of the student by prompting users to verify their voice at random intervals throughout the course. Users must have access to a mobile phone or landline while taking the course to successfully meet this requirement.
WHAT CHANGED IN THE NFPA 70E STANDARD FOR 2021:
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
- 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