Arc Flash Safety (NFPA 70E)

Course Introduction

NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, 2015 Edition is one of many industry consensus standards developed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The NFPA, an international nonprofit organization, develops voluntary codes and standards using an open consensus process.

Safety practices, such as those recommended by NFPA 70E, help minimize employees risk of burns, blindness, electrocution, electric shock and associated falls. A decrease in employee injury and death rates can reduce workers compensation costs and help companies avoid noncompliance penalties.

Course Details

In this course we will cover the NPFA 70E standard in a very simplified and practical way. We will cover how to recognize, evaluate and control electrical hazards including arc flash/ blast. Each employee will gain an understanding of the necessary tools needed to protect themselves in the real world.

Why do I Need This Course

  • You are a Electrical Worker
  • You are a Maintenance Worker
  • You are a Utility Worker
  • You are a Public Works Employee
  • You are an Safety Professional

How big of a concern is electrical safety?

According to the NFPA, Statistics show that electrical contact results in 4,000 non-disabling and 3,600 disabling injuries annually in the United States, not to mention one death in the workplace every day. Historically, electrocution has been the fourth leading cause of workplace deaths in America. They also point out that two other common electrical hazards arc flash and arc blast are not included in these statistics, nor are near-miss incidents.