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NFPA 70E (2009) - Module 1: An Introduction to NFPA 70E

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NFPA 70E (2009) - Module 1: An Introduction to NFPA 70E

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This self-paced online training course is the first in a series of five modules that introduces many safety-related work practices and procedures in NFPA 70E. Module 1 discusses the purpose and scope of the standard, which is designed to minimize the risk of employee injuries from electrical dangers and establish a safer workplace for employees who work on or near exposed live parts. It provides an overview of elements of an electrical training program as well as the types of equipment used in establishing an overall electrical safety program.

Upon completion you should be able to:

  • Understand and describe electric shock, arc flash, arc blast; personal protective equipment (PPE); approach boundaries; flash protection boundary; and working "on" or "near" live parts
  • Explain training requirements for single-employer sites and multi-employer sites, and for qualified and unqualified persons
  • Describe the elements of an electrical safety program, including program principles, controls and procedures; hazard/risk evaluation; and job briefing
  • Describe the proper use of test instruments and equipment, portable electric equipment, and overcurrent protection

Who Will Benefit

Anyone whose job involves designing, reviewing, evaluating or installing fire protection systems, including: designers, installers, engineers, electrical contractors, technicians, project managers, fire marshals, and architects.

Course Summary

  • The regulations and requirements of NFPA 70E are intended to establish and support safe workplaces.
  • There are three main electrical hazards: electric shock, arc flash, and arc blast.
  • Employers have an obligation to train all employees in safety-related work practices and safety awareness to the extent those employees face a risk of electrical hazards in their work.
  • Employers must implement an overall Electrical Safety Program.
  • A job briefing must be conducted with employees before starting each job. The briefing must cover job hazards, work procedures, PPE requirements, and special safety-related issues.
  • Test equipment and other equipment and their associated cords and plugs and other accessories must be handled appropriately and visually inspected for defects and damage before use.

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