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Online Class - Learn Anywhere, Anytime at Your Pace!

  • 8 PDHs | 0.8 CEUs
  • 23 Video Modules
  • Final Quiz - Minimum Passing Score of 70% Required for Continuing Education Credit
  • Take the quiz as many times as you need
  • Certificate of Completion with PDH/CEU Credit
  • No Time Limit
  • Program does NOT expire
  • Store this program in your personal library for future reference
  • Learn about the Major Changes to the 2021 Edition

Jim Phillips takes you on a deep dive with the 2021 Edition of NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. In this 8-hour online training class, Jim goes behind the scenes and answers “why” when it comes to some of the changes to this standard..

Highlights of the Major Changes Include:

  • Revised definitions
  • Reorganization of Article 110
  • Moving Priority from Article 105 to 110.1 to emphasize the importance
  • Addition of informational note regarding online training.
  • New note regarding multi-employer work sites – more than one employer can be responsible.
  • New section about Electrically Safe Work Policy.
  • There is a New Section about Equipment Use.
  • Clarification regarding “Block or relive stored non-electrical energy devices”.
  • New task added to Table 130.5(C) “operating a circuit breaker or switch for the first time under all conditions is listed as “Yes” regarding likelihood of an arc flash incident.
  • A new informational note was added regarding the arc rating of outer layers used for safety or protection from the elements.
  • New examples of risk reduction methods when testing absence of voltage with an incident energy greater than arc rating of commercially available arc rated PPE.
  • A new Article 360 regarding capacitor safety was added.
  • Annex D was revised to reflect the 2018 Edition of IEEE 1584.
  • Annex R – Working with Capacitors was added.

  • Jim Phillips, P.E.

    Jim is not just another trainer reading a script. For almost 40 years, Jim has been helping tens of thousands of people around the world understand electrical power system design, analysis and safety. Having taught over 2500 classes during his career to people from all seven continents (Yes Antarctica is included!), he has developed a reputation for being one of the best trainers and public speakers in the electric power industry. His unique insider's perspective is based on:

  • Four Decades in the Industry
  • Vice Chair: IEEE 1584 Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculationsl.
  • International Chair: IEC TC78 Live Working – 40 + Standards and Documents
  • Technical Committee Member: NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
  • Steering Committee: IEEE/NFPA Arc Flash Research Collaboration
  • Author: “How Guide to Perform Arc Flash Hazard Calculations”
  • Contributing Editor: NECA’s multi-award-winning Electrical Contractor Magazine
  • Member: ASTM F18 Committee.

  • 2021 NFPA 70E Major Changes and Refresher Training

    Online Class Agenda – 8 PDHs / 0.8 CEUs

    INTRODUCTION

    HUMAN EFFECTS
    Physiological Effects, Tissue Damage, Internal Organ Damage, Burns, Fibrillation, “Curable” 2nd Degree Burn Requirements, Arc Blast Pressure, Sound Pressure, Incident Energy and 1.2 Calories/cm2

    CODES AND STANDARDS
    OSHA 29 CFR – Part 1910, Subpart S, NFPA 70, National Electrical Code®, 2021 NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, IEEE Standard 1584™, IEEE Guide for Performing Arc Flash Hazard Calculations, Legal Requirements, Liability

    CATEGORIES OF ELECTRICAL HAZARDS
    Electric Shock, Arc Flash, Arc Blast, Sound Pressure, Shrapnel, UV Light

    OVERVIEW OF MAJOR CHANGES TO THE 2021 EDITION

    NEW AND REVISED DEFINITIONS

    OVERVIEW OF REORGANIZATION OF ARTICLE 110

    ELECTRICAL SAFETY PROGRAM
    Overview of Changes, General, Inspection,  Awareness and Self Discipline, Electrical Safety Program Principles, Controls and Procedures, Risk Assessment Procedure, Job Safety Planning and Job Briefing, Incident Investigation (New), Auditing

    QUALIFIED PERSON
    NFPA 70E Definition, Trained and Knowledgeable Requirements, Identifies Hazards

     ARTICLE 120

    REVISION TO LOCKOUT DEVICE REQUIREMENTS
    New addition to align NFPA 70E with OSHA language

    PROCESS FOR ESTABLISHING AND VERIFYING AN ELECTRICALLY SAFE WORK CONDITION
    Verification Steps, Methods Used, PPE to be Worn During Procedure

    ARTICLE 130

    OVERVIEW OF REORGANIZATION
    Review of reorganization to accommodate material being relocated to Article 110

    ENERGIZED ELECTRICAL WORK PERMIT
    Purpose of Permit, Data Required, Approvals Process, Clarification to Relieve Stored Mechanical Energy – Now Referred to as “Nonelectrical Energy”

    SHOCK RISK ASSESSMENT
    Overview, General, Shock Risk Assessment, Addition of Estimate of Likelihood and Severity Requirement, Additional Protective Measures, Shock PPE, Documentation, Shock Protection Boundaries, Limited Approach Boundary, Restricted Approach Boundary

    ARC FLASH RISK ASSESSMENT
    Reorganization Overview, General, Estimate of Likelihood of Severity, Arc Flash Risk Assessment, Additional Protective Measures, Documentation, Arc Flash Boundary, Arc Flash PPE, Incident Energy Analysis Method, IEEE 1584, Effect of Arc Flash Duration, Time Current Curves and Protective Devices, Incident Energy and Distance,  Selection of Arc Rated Clothing and PPE. Equipment Labeling, Exception for No Detail on Labels.

    ARCING SHORT CIRCUIT CURRENT AND ARC DURATION
    Basic concepts of short circuit current, understanding arc duration and time-current curves

    ARC FLASH BOUNDARY
    AFB Definition, Purpose, How to Determine, Work Within the Arc Flash Boundary

    NFPA 70E PPE CATEGORIES
    Defining the PPE Category using NFPA 70E Tables, PPE Category 1, 2, 3, 4 Requirements, Limitations of Tables, Using Calculations Instead, PPE Category Tables for DC arc flash

    PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
    General, Care of Equipment, Personal Protective Equipment, Arc Rated Clothing,  ASTM Testing, Face Protection, Hand Protection, Foot Protection, Head, Face, Neck and Chin Protection, Eye and Hearing Protection, Addition of IEC Standards to list of PPE standards.

    ARC FLASH WARNING LABELS
    NFPA 70E Requirements, ANSI Z535, Signal Words, Information to List on the Label, Simplified Labeling Strategy, Exception where specific information not required.

    OVERVIEW OF CHAPTERS TWO AND THREE
    Summary of Major Topics, New Article 360 Safety-Related Requirements for Capacitors

    INFORMATIVE ANNEXES
    Summary of Informative Annexes, Annex D – Deletion of IEEE 1584 Equations – Why, New Annex R – Working With Capacitors