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Arc Flash and Electrical Safety Best Practices (NFPA 70E) Overview

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate between arc flash and electric shock
  • Recall hazards and injuries related to arc flash and electric shock
  • Recognize the way approach protection boundaries are determined
  • Match approach boundary criteria with worker qualifications
  • Recall primary elements of an electrical safety program

Available in English

10 Minutes

The purpose of the NFPA standard 70E is to provide a standard for safety-related work practices for the construction, maintenance, operation and demolition of electrical systems in the workplace. This Overview covers awareness-level information for workers who have jobs or assignments that bring them into contact with electrical hazards, such as arc flash and electric shock. Completing this lesson does not designate an employee as an electrically-qualified worker.

Course Outline
  • Arc Flash and Electric Shock Overview
Regulations
  • NFPA 70B - Recommended practices for Electrical Equipment Maintenance
  • NFPA 70E - Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
  • OSHA 1910.335 - Safeguards for Personnel Protection
  • OSHA 1910 Subpart S Electrical
  • OSHA 1910 Subpart I Personal Protective Equipment
  • OSHA 1926.28 Personal Protective Equipment