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NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace

Industrial Maintenance & Technology


Course Length

4 Hours

Max Attendees


Course Description

Discusses the hazards of working on or near live electrical parts or conductors and how participants must protect themselves from shock, arc-flash, and arc-blast if exposed to live electrical parts or conductors.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Understand the purposes of the standard and why it is important from OSHA’s perspective to prevent injury or death.

Course Outline

  1. Electrical Principles and Hazards
    • Shock, Arc-Flash, Arc-Blast
  2. OSHA & NFPA 70E Connection
  3. Safety Related Work Practices
    • Approach Boundaries for Shock Protection
    • Arc Flash Boundary
    • Training, Qualified and Unqualified Persons
    • Establishing an Electrically Safe Work Condition
    • Work Involving Electrical Hazards
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  4. Safety Related Maintenance Requirements
  5. Safety Special Equipment