The NFPA 70E Arc Flash 2-day ‘Hands-On’ training covers OSHA Regulations 29 CFR 1910.331 – 1910.335 – Electrical Safe Work Practices & the NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. This is a comprehensive training seminar for anyone working on or near energized electrical equipment!
Job titles of employees who should be trained include:
Electricians, HVAC Technicians, Equipment and Machine Operators, Maintenance Millwrights & Mechanics, Field Service Technicians, Water Operators, Maintenance Technicians, Building and Stationary Engineers, Maintenance/Electrical Supervisors, Plant/Facility Supervisors, Building and Maintenance Managers, Safety Personnel, etc.
OSHA mandates employees working on or near energized equipment of 50 volts or more be NFPA 70E Arc Flash trained, this includes anyone who is:
- Installing/Maintaining Electrical Equipment
- Maintaining Plant or Facility Lighting Installing/Replacing Motors
- Adjusting Motor Overloads
- Replacing Fuses
- Repairing Motor Controls
- Installing/Maintaining HVAC Equipment
- Working on Plant or Building Generators
- Troubleshooting Plant or Building Electrical Problems
- Managing or Supervising Maintenance Operations, etc.
NFPA 70E Arc Flash training topics include:
- Electrical Safe Work Practices
- Recognizing Electrical Hazards
- Arc Flash/Arc Blast Shock/Electrocution
- Hazard/Risk Category Classifications
- Limits of Approach
- Inspecting and Selecting proper PPE
- Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Procedures
- Meter Safety
- Emergency Procedures
- OSHA Requirements
- 2012 NFPA 70E Changes and more!
The History of OSHA/NFPA:
OSHA regulations, NEC standards, and NFPA 70E have mandated that employers and industry have an electrical safety program that includes electrical safe work procedures. OSHA adopted regulations on safe electrical work practices from the NFPA in 1990 based on their procedures and recommendations listed in NFPA 70E. OSHA is also proposing a revised standard that conforms to the most recent editions of NFPA 70E.
Due to the National Electrical Code (NEC) and OSHA both referencing NFPA 70E in their documents, OSHA has begun issuing citations based this standard. NFPA 70E applies to employees who work on or near exposed energized electrical conductors or circuit parts. This includes electrical maintenance personnel, operators, troubleshooters, electricians, linemen, engineers, supervisors, site safety personnel or anyone exposed to energized equipment of 50 volts or more. The goal of the standard is to keep electrical workers free from the hazards of shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast.
NFPA 70E certification requires testing each student by means of a written exam at the conclusion of the course. Upon successful completion, students receive a Certificate of Completion and wallet card, signed by the Instructor and issued to the company/student. Public (open-enrollment) and onsite classes are available nationwide.