An authority on safety, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) develops, publishes, and disseminates more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize risk, including NFPA 70E – the standard for electrical safety in the workplace.
The 2015 edition of NFPA 70E bought major changes you need to be aware of. Get the most up-to-date information at CBT Company’s NFPA 70E Training course.
NFPA 70E encompasses safety-related work practices, safety-related maintenance requirements, and safety requirements for special equipment. The standard includes guidance for making hazard identification and risk assessments, selecting appropriate PPE, establishing an electrically safe work condition, and employee training.
– National Fire Protection Association
Date: January 6
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Holiday Inn Express Franklin (map)
NFPA 70E Class Agenda
- Introduction to 2015 NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
- Arc Flash Awareness – How to Identify Potential Electrical Hazards in the Workplace
- OSHA 1910.331-335 Regulations
- 2015 NFPA 70E Standards
- Nature of Electric Arc / Blast
- Understanding Shock Boundaries & Hazard Risk Categories
- Interpretation of Equipment Warning Labels – NEC & NFPA 70E
- PPE Selection & Maintenance Requirement
- Electrical Safe Work Practices
- Controlling Hazardous Energies (lockout / tagout)
- Establishing an Electrical Safety Program, Principles, & Procedures
- Recordkeeping Requirements
- Safety Videos – PPE, Safe Electrical Work Practices
Testing of Students
Tests will be administered covering PPE requirements, safe electrical work practices, and a review test covering material presented throughout the class.
Students Will Be Able To:
- Identify electrical hazards
- Identify causes of arc flash
- Explain the biological effects of electrical shock / arc flash
- Select appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for applicable situations
- Describe lockout / tagout procedures
- Identify the hazards and risks associated with arc flash
- Respond appropriately to an arc flash incident
- Demonstrate safe work practices