The NFPA 70E Electrical Safety for Supervisors and Managers in All Industries is an advanced-level online safety course that was updated to reflect the changes to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E standard for 2021. The course addresses electrical safety in the workplace as applicable under the NFPA 70E standard, emphasizing both supervisory and management responsibilities for ensuring safe work practices around electrical hazards.
Participants in the course will learn the importance of the NFPA 70E standard and how it is organized, the requirements for an electrical safety program, how to establish and verify an electrically safe work condition, energized electrical work, shock and arc flash risk assessments, and approach boundaries. Additionally, students will cover the requirements for equipment labelling, illumination, housekeeping, confined spaces, flammable materials, and more – all from a management perspective.
NOTICE: Basic training in electrical safety is assumed prior to taking this course.
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.
ClickSafety’s online NFPA 70E Electrical Safety for Supervisors and Managers in All Industries course is designed to aid participants in the identification of and protection from electrical safety hazards leading to arc flash, as well as how to establish an electrically safe workplace as outlined in the NFPA 70E standard, which was updated in 2021. In this course, participants will specifically learn the following:
- Recognition of the history and purpose of the NFPA and the 2021 NFPA 70E standard
- Identification of responsibilities and training requirements for qualified and unqualified persons
- Recognition of what is required to achieve and electrically safe workplace through an effective electrical safety program
- Identification of safeguards and controls for work involving electrical hazards, including the use of personal protective equipment
Course topics covered will include:
- An overview of the NFPA 70E (2021)
- Changes to the 2021 edition
- Electrical safety programs
- Qualified persons
- Work involving electrical hazards
- PPE and associated equipment