2015 NFPA 70E®: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace: Self-Guided Online Courses

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2015 NFPA 70E®: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® Self-Guided Online Course Series

 

Avoid electrical injuries, deaths, and OSHA violations. This 6-part NFPA 70E® Online Course Series explains how the 2015 NFPA 70E protects personnel through potentially life-saving work practices.

Hundreds of worker deaths and thousands of injuries could be prevented each year by following 2015 NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®. Originally developed at OSHA's request, NFPA 70E provisions are applied to identify electrical safety hazards and reduce employee exposure to those hazards. Get the NFPA 70E training you need -- on your own time -- with the NFPA 70E Online Course Series.

Revised to reflect the 2015 edition of NFPA 70E, including a major change in how stakeholders evaluate risk, NFPA®'s professionally narrated series uses video, concept reviews, and examples to provide vital information about today's Standard. Six individual courses introduce the safety-related work practices and procedures that employees, supervisors, and owners need to understand to avoid electrical tragedies on the job.

Upon completion of the series you should be able to:

  • Explain why a safety program directed at electrical hazards is necessary and beneficial
  • List the elements of a procedure for establishing an electrically safe work condition
  • Identify required elements of a hazard/risk analysis and explain the difference between electrical hazards and risk
  • Identify the information needed for shock hazard analysis
  • Explain the intent and limitations of PPE prescribed by NFPA 70E
  • Identify maintenance requirements for various types of electrical equipment and protective
  • equipment

 

Who Will Benefit:
Anyone concerned with electrical safety including:
electrical engineers, safety managers, electricians, electrical contractors, plant managers, facility maintenance personnel, electrical inspectors, risk managers, and project managers.

Continuing Education Credit:
Complete this course series and qualify for .6 CEUs.
 Completion of each individual course qualifies you for .1 CEU. Upon successful completion of a course or the course series, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

Please verify applicability with your professional board before registering.

Introduction to Electrical Safety and the 2015 NFPA 70E®

 

Introduction to Electrical Safety and the 2015 NFPA 70E explains how NFPA 70E is used to raise awareness, minimize employee risks from electrical hazards, and comply with OSHA.

This self-paced online course is the first of six courses covering various aspects of the safety-related work practices and procedures addressed by the 2015 edition of NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®. The course begins with an overview of the lessons and instructions on how to navigate the NFPA 70E Online Course training. Then, you'll learn how the Standard is intended to aid workers and employers in minimizing the risk of employee injuries from electrical hazards and to establish a safer workplace for employees who work on or with electrical equipment.

Introduction to Electrical Safety and the 2015 NFPA 70E consists of three lessons that cover the purpose and scope of the Standard, the nature of electrical hazards, and the general requirements for and elements of an effective electrical safety program.

Establishing an electrically safe work condition, working while exposed to electrical hazards, electrical hazard analysis, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and safety-related maintenance and special equipment are covered in other modules in the Series.

Upon completion you should be able to:

  • Explain why a safety program directed at electrical hazards is necessary and beneficial
  • Describe the types and severity of workplace electrical injuries
  • Explain the relationship between NFPA 70E and other electrical codes and standards including OSHA requirements for electrical safety
  • Describe the relationship between and responsibilities of host and contract employers
  • Identify training requirements for both qualified and unqualified persons

 

Who Will Benefit:
Anyone concerned with electrical safety including:
electrical engineers, safety managers, electricians, electrical contractors, plant managers, facility maintenance personnel, electrical inspectors, risk managers, and project managers.

Continuing Education Credit:
Complete this course and qualify for .1 CEU.
Upon successful completion of a course, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

Please verify applicability with your professional board before registering.

2015 NFPA 70E®: Electrical Hazard Analysis

 

Electrical safety in the workplace depends on your ability to apply the 2015 NFPA 70E to conduct an accurate electrical hazard analysis and determine safe approach boundaries.

This self-paced online course addresses the requirements and methods in the 2015 edition of NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® for analyzing the hazards and risks of work that involves exposure to electrical hazards.

Electrical Hazard Analysis -- Course 2 in the updated 2015 NFPA 70E Online Course Series -- consists of two lessons that cover the assessment of arc flash hazards and electrical shock hazards. This analysis becomes the basis for selection of appropriate safe work practices including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as covered in other courses.

An introduction to electrical safety and the 2015 NFPA 70E, establishing an electrically safe work condition, working while exposed to electrical hazards, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and safety-related maintenance and special equipment are covered in other modules in the Series.

Upon completion you should be able to:

  • Identify the information needed for shock hazard analysis
  • Determine the approach boundaries surrounding energized equipment and circuit parts
  • Determine the restrictions on personnel working within or near the three approach boundaries
  • Identify the information needed and the methods permitted for arc flash hazard analysis
  • Explain methods and the basis for selection of personal protective equipment and determining the arc flash boundary
  • Explain the importance of clearing time in arc flash hazard analysis

 

Who Will Benefit:
Anyone concerned with electrical safety including:
electrical engineers, safety managers, electricians, electrical contractors, plant managers, facility maintenance personnel, electrical inspectors, risk managers, and project managers.

Continuing Education Credit:
Complete this course and qualify for .1 CEU.
Upon successful completion of a course, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

Please verify applicability with your professional board before registering.

2015 NFPA 70E®: Establishing an Electrically Safe Work Condition

 

Understand the vital importance of establishing an electrically safe work condition using the 2015 edition of NFPA 70E.

Revised to improve awareness about the potential for shocks and burns, the 2015 NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® helps you avoid electrical injuries, deaths, and OSHA violations. NFPA®'s self-paced online course covers the elements of an "electrically safe work condition" commonly called lockout/tagout procedures, the principles of lockout/tagout, energy control procedures, and temporary protective grounding.

Establishing an Electrically Safe Work Condition -- Course 3 in the 2015 NFPA 70E Online Course Series -- consists of two lessons that cover the essential steps in lockout/tagout procedures that are used to establish an electrically safe work condition as well as the details of those procedures.

An introduction to electrical safety and the 2015 NFPA 70E, working while exposed to electrical hazards, electrical hazard analysis, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and safety-related maintenance and special equipment are covered in other modules in the Series.

Upon completion you should be able to:

  • List the elements of a procedure for establishing an electrically safe work condition
  • Identify appropriate techniques for verifying and maintaining an electrically safe work condition
  • Explain the principles of lockout/tagout execution and the two forms of control that may be used to establish an electrically safe work condition
  • Identify equipment requirements for lockout/tagout and temporary protective grounding

 

Who Will Benefit:
Anyone concerned with electrical safety including:
electrical engineers, safety managers, electricians, electrical contractors, plant managers, facility maintenance personnel, electrical inspectors, risk managers, and project managers.

Continuing Education Credit:
Complete this course and qualify for .1 CEU.
Upon successful completion of a course, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

Please verify applicability with your professional board before registering.

2015 NFPA 70E®: Working While Exposed to Electrical Hazards

 

Working "live" or "energized" exposes personnel to even greater electrical risks. Learn how compliance with 2015 NFPA 70E provides protection.

This self-paced online course covers the sections of the NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® that provide workers with safety guidelines for situations where de-energizing is not possible or where de-energizing could create increased or additional hazards.

Working While Exposed to Electrical Hazards -- Course 4 in the updated and revised 2015 NFPA 70E Online Course Series -- presents three lessons that cover the requirements for analysis of the electrical hazards and risks of working on energized electrical parts, the requirements for energized electrical work permits, and other precautions for activities involving electrical hazards.

An introduction to electrical safety and the 2015 NFPA 70E, establishing an electrically safe work condition, electrical hazard analysis, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and safety-related maintenance and special equipment are covered in other modules in the Series.

Upon completion you should be able to:

  • Identify required elements of a hazard/risk analysis and explain the difference between electrical hazards and risk
  • Formulate the possible justification for working on energized circuits
  • Explain the requirements for and elements of an energized electrical work permit
  • Locate and describe other precautions for personnel activities for work on or around energized electrical equipment

 

Who Will Benefit:
Anyone concerned with electrical safety including:
electrical engineers, safety managers, electricians, electrical contractors, plant managers, facility maintenance personnel, electrical inspectors, risk managers, and project managers.

Continuing Education Credit:
Complete this course and qualify for .1 CEU.
Upon successful completion of a course, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

Please verify applicability with your professional board before registering.

2015 NFPA 70E®: Personal Protective Equipment

 

Understand the importance of adequate Personal Protective Equipment and how the 2015 NFPA 70E helps you choose the right PPE for the job.

Arc flash is immediate and can happen without touching live components. This self-paced online course covers the general requirements in the 2015 NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and arc-rated clothing -- including how to select PPE for the specific hazards involved with various tasks.

Personal Protection Equipment -- Course 5 in the updated 2015 NFPA 70E Online Course Series -- consists of three lessons on the requirements for selection and use of arc-rated clothing as well as the selection and use of other PPE for protection from arc flash and shock hazards.

An introduction to electrical safety and the 2015 NFPA 70E, establishing an electrically safe work condition, working while exposed to electrical hazards, electrical hazard analysis, and safety-related maintenance and special equipment are covered in other modules in the Series.

Upon completion you should be able to:

  • Explain the intent and limitations of PPE prescribed by NFPA 70E
  • Outline the selection criteria for PPE for both shock and arc flash hazards
  • Explain the requirements for other clothing worn over or under arc-rated protective clothing
  • Explain the characteristics of and requirements for PPE suitable for different types of work on electrical circuit parts
  • Identify the requirements for selecting tools and other insulated or insulating PPE for work on energized electrical equipment
  • Outline the other requirements such as safety-related maintenance and testing of PPE that are provided by NFPA 70E

 

Who Will Benefit:
Anyone concerned with electrical safety including:
electrical engineers, safety managers, electricians, electrical contractors, plant managers, facility maintenance personnel, electrical inspectors, risk managers, and project managers.

Continuing Education Credit:
Complete this course and qualify for .1 CEU.
Upon successful completion of a course, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

Please verify applicability with your professional board before registering.

2015 NFPA 70E®: Safety-Related Maintenance and Special Equipment

 

Maintenance is vital to electrical safety in the workplace. Learn about Safety-Related Maintenance and Special Equipment as addressed by the 2015 NFPA 70E.

This self-paced online course covers the requirements in Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 of the 2015 NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®.

Safety-Related Maintenance and Special Equipment -- Course 6 in the new NFPA 70E Online Course Series -- consists of two lessons that cover required maintenance of electrical equipment as it relates to electrical safety in the workplace and requirements for safety of employees who work with specific special types of equipment. This includes some hazards not specifically addressed in Chapter 1 of NFPA 70E.

An introduction to electrical safety and the 2015 NFPA 70E, establishing an electrically safe work condition, working while exposed to electrical hazards, electrical hazard analysis, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are covered in other modules in the Series.

Upon completion you should be able to:

  • Identify maintenance requirements for various types of electrical equipment and protective equipment
  • Explain how rules for special equipment in NFPA 70E's Chapter 3 may modify the general requirements of Chapter 1
  • List the special types of equipment that are covered by Chapter 3
  • Identify specific hazards other than shock and arc flash to which employees may be exposed if they work around batteries, lasers, or power electronic equipment

 

Who Will Benefit:
Anyone concerned with electrical safety including:
electrical engineers, safety managers, electricians, electrical contractors, plant managers, facility maintenance personnel, electrical inspectors, risk managers, and project managers.

Continuing Education Credit:
Complete this course and qualify for .1 CEU.
Upon successful completion of a course, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

Please verify applicability with your professional board before registering.