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2024 NFPA 70E Changes/Refresher Training
Qualified Worker Training - Jim Phillips, P.E.

On Demand Class Agenda - 8 PDHs / 0.8 CEUs - $295

Arc Flash assessment training PPE and Protection
  • 8 PDHs | 0.8 CEUs
  • 32 Video Modules
  • Learn about 2024 NFPA 70E Changes
  • Satisfy NFPA 70E – 3 Year Retraining Requirement
  • 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
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32 Modules – 8 PDHs / 0.8 CEUs

Module 1
Introduction to 2024 NFPA 70E
 

  • Introduction
  • 3 Year Retraining Requirements
  • 3 Year Revision Cycle
  • Public Inputs and Public Comments
  • First Draft Report
  • Second Draft Report
  • Free Online NFPA 70E Viewer
  • Qualified Person Requirements

Module 2
 Qualified Person
 

  • Qualified Person Requirements
  • Decision Making Process
  • Perform the Job Safety Planning
  • Identify Electrical Hazards
  • Assess the associated risk
  • Select the appropriate risk control methods
  • Shock Hazard
  • Physiological Response to Electric Current

Module 3
Arc Flash Hazard

  • Thermal Injury
  • Blast Pressure
  • Ultraviolet Light
  • Inhalation
  • Sound Pressure
  • Shrapnel / Debris
  • Onset of Second Degree Burn
  • 1.2 calories/centimeter^2

Module 1
Introduction to 2024 NFPA 70E
 

  • Introduction
  • 3 Year Retraining Requirements
  • 3 Year Revision Cycle
  • Public Inputs and Public Comments
  • First Draft Report
  • Second Draft Report
  • Free Online NFPA 70E Viewer
  • Qualified Person Requirements

Module 2
 Qualified Person
 

  • Qualified Person Requirements
  • Decision Making Process
  • Perform the Job Safety Planning
  • Identify Electrical Hazards
  • Assess the associated risk
  • Select the appropriate risk control methods
  • Shock Hazard
  • Physiological Response to Electric Current

Module 3
Arc Flash Hazard

  • Thermal Injury
  • Blast Pressure
  • Ultraviolet Light
  • Inhalation
  • Sound Pressure
  • Shrapnel / Debris
  • Onset of Second Degree Burn
  • 1.2 calories/centimeter^2

Module 4
 Global Changes
 

  • NEC Style Manual
  • Administrative vs. Application 
  • Addition of “Electric” to Shock
  • Deletion of “Leather” from Leather Protectors
  • ASTM F3258 “Protectors”
  • Scope Required as ABC.1 of Each Article

Module 5
 Article 90 Introduction

  • Addition of Scope 90.1
  • 90.2 Purpose
  • 90.3 Workplaces Covered and Not Covered
  • 90.4 Standard Arrangement
  • Explanation – Chapter 3 Can Modify Chapter 1
  • Mandatory and Permissive Language

Module 6
 OSHA and NFPA 70E
 

  • OSHA Origin – 1970
  • OSHA Revision Process
  • NFPA 70E Committee Formed – 1976
  • History of OSHA / NFPA Relationship
  • NFPA 70E First Edition Published – 1979
  • Applicability

Module 7
Definitions – Part 1

  • 100.1 Scope
  • All Definitions Relocated to Article 100
  • Structure Changed for Electronic Searching
  • Leather Protector  
  • Ionizing and Nonionizing Radiation
  • Lung and Hearing Protection Boundary
  • Hearing Protection Boundary
  • Electrical Safety Program
  • Electrically Safe Work Condition
  • Arc Resistant Equipment

Module 8
Definitions – Part 2

  • Available Fault Current
  • Condition of Maintenance
  • Qualified Person
  • Risk
  • Risk Control
  • Electric Shock Hazard
  • Nominal Voltage
  • Working On – Diagnostic 
  • Working On – Repair
  • Working Distance

Module 9
General Requirements 110.1 and 110.2

  • 110.1 Scope (NEW)
  • Reorganization
  • 110.2 Electrically Safe Work Condition (ESWC)
  • Hazard Elimination – First Priority
  • Electrically Safe Work Condition Policy
  • ESWC Documentation
  • ESWC When Required
  • Within Restricted Approach Boundary
  • Interaction that can Increase Likelihood of Arc Flash
  • Exceptions to ESWC 

Module 10
110.2(B) Normal Operation

  • New Condition: Equipment is Rated for Fault Current
  • Normal Operating Condition changed to Normal Operation of Electrical Equipment.
  • New Informational Note: Evaluating Water Damaged Electrical Equipment
  • Less than 50 Volts – Additional Language Regarding Burns or Explosion due to Electric Arcs

Module 11
110.3 Electrical Safety Program – Part 1

  • Electrical Safety Program (ESP)
  • Inspection Requirements
  • Condition of Maintenance
  • Awareness and Self-Discipline
  • Program Principles
  • Program Controls
  • Program Procedures
  • Annex E: Electrical Safety Program

Module 12
110.3 Electrical Safety Program – Part 2

  • Elements of Risk Assessment Procedure
  • Human Error
  • Hierarch of Risk Control Methods
  • Job Safety Planning | Job Briefing
  • Incident Investigation
  • Audits – Electrical Safety Program / Field Work
  • Training Requirements
  • Host and Contract Employer’s Responsibilities

Module 13
Training

  • Electrical Safety Training
  • Qualified Person Requirements | Compliance
  • Unqualified Person
  • Additional Training | Retraining
  • Use of Interactive Electronic | Web-Based Training
  • Training Documentation
  • Lockout/Tagout Procedure Training
  • Emergency Response Training
  • Contact Release | First Aid | Verification

Module 14
Host and Contract Employer’s | Test Instruments

  • Host Employer’s Responsibilities
  • Host Employer – Examples
  • Contract Employer Responsibilities
  • Communication | Host and Contractor
  • Documentation
  • Multi-Employer Worksites
  • Test Instruments
  • Use of Test Instruments – Qualified Persons
  • Equipment Use – Manufacturer’s Instructions

Module 15
Establishing an Electrically Safe Work Condition

  • 120.1 Scope
  • Lockout/Tagout Program
  • Employer Responsibilities
  • Lockout/Tagout Principles
  • Up-To-Date Drawings and Diagrams
  • Lockout/Tagout Equipment 
  • Lockout/Tagout Procedures
  • Locating Sources
  • Exceptions

Module 16
Process of Establishing an ESWC

  • General Requirements
  • Determine Sources of Electrical Supply 
  • Interrupt Load | Visually Verify
  • Release Stored Electrical Energy – Capacitors
  • Block / Relieve Nonelectrical Energy
  • Apply Lockout / Tagout Devices
  • Test Absence of Voltage At Each Point of Work
  • Absence of Voltage – Live-Dead-Live
  • Ground all Circuit Parts When Necessary

Module 17
Work Involving Electrical Hazards

  • Article 130 Organization
  • 130.1 Scope
  • Energized Electrical Work Permit
  • History of  Work Permit
  • Elements of the Work Permit
  • Example – Energized Electrical Work Permit
  • Authorizing Signature(s)
  • Exemptions to Work Permit
  • Reluctance to Sign Work Permit

Module 18 
Electric Shock Risk Assessment

  • Electric Shock Risk Assessment
  • Process/Flow Chart of Assessment
  • Estimate Likelihood and Severity
  • Condition of Maintenance
  • Addition Protect Measures
  • Limited Approach Boundary
  • Restricted Approach Boundary
  • Approach Boundaries Table – Revisions
  • RAB Adjustment for elevations above 3000 ft.

Module 19
Arc Flash Risk Assessment

  • General Requirements
  • Process/Flow Chart of Assessment
  • Estimate Likelihood and Severity
  • Additional Protective Measures 
  • Estimate the Likelihood of Occurrence
  • Arc Flash Boundary
  • Simplify with Large Arc Flash Boundary
  • Incident Energy Analysis Method
  • Arc Flash PPE Categories 

Module 20
Incident Energy Analysis

  • Arc Flash Study Overview
  • Incident Energy Parameters
  • Short Circuit Current and Arc Duration
  • PPE Arc Rating Parameters
  • ATPV and Ebt
  • Incident Energy and Working Distance
  • 5 Year Review | Major Changes
  • Iterative Approach for Source Fault Data
  • Time Current Curves and Arc Duration

Module 21 
PPE Selection

  • General Requirements
  • Table 130.5(G) Arc Rated PPE Selection
  • Footwear Requirements
  • Outerwear Arc Ratings
  • Effect of Protective Device Settings
  • Examples of Major Changes
  • Estimate Likelihood and Severity
  • Condition of Maintenance

Module 22
Arc Duration | Time Current Curves

  • Introduction to Time Current Curves
  • Logarithmic Scale
  • Interpreting Graphs
  • Protective Device and Arc Duration
  • Adjustable Molded Case Circuit Breakers
  • Solid State Circuit Breakers
  • Long Time, Short Time, Instantaneous
  • Effect of Low Arcing Current
  • Transformer Secondary Blind Spot

Module 23
Arc Flash (Equipment) Labels

  • Minimum Labeling Requirements
  • Incident Energy OR PPE Category
  • Arc Rating | PPE Level
  • “Grandfather” Exception
  • Label Durability
  • Exception for No Information if Documented
  • Limited and Restricted Approach Distance 
  • Should Date be on the Label?
  • ANSI Z535 Signal Words and Colors

Module 24 
Jim’s Simplified Arc Flash Labels

  • 130.5(H) Minimum Label Requirements
  • Standardized Arc Flash Boundary
  • Arc Rating of PPE
  • Voltage
  • Signal Word and Message Panel
  • Simplifies Work Practices
  • Simplifies 5 Year Review Process
  • Almost Eliminates the Need to Re-Label
  • 40 cal/cm^2 Discussion

Module 25
Unusual Labels

  • Large Incident Energy
  • Service Entrance Equipment
  • Use of 2 Seconds
  • Green Label?
  • Category 0 – Dangerous?
  • 150 second Arc Duration?
  • Long Arc Duration = Large Incident Energy
  • No Arc Flash Hazard Exists?  Wrong!
  • Discussion of Using 1.2 vs. 2.0 cal/cm^2

Module 26
Personal Protective Equipment

  • 130.7 Personal and Other Protective Equipment
  • Reorganization and General Requirements
  • Care of Equipment
  • Electric Shock and Arc Flash Protection
  • PPE to Verify Absence of Voltage with Large Incident Energy
  • Risk Reduction Methods
  • Head, Face, Neck, Chin Protection
  • Eye and Hearing Protection
  • Body Protection

Module 27 
PPE: Hand, Arm and Foot Protection

  • Electric Shock Protection
  • Arc Flash Protection
  • Maintenance and Use
  • Periodic Electrical Tests
  • Using Insulating Gloves whiteout Protectors
  • Table 130.7(C)(7)(a): Maximum Use Voltage
  • Term “Gauntlet” Replaced
  • Foot Protection – Touch and Step Potential

Module 28
Arc Flash Protection

  • General Requirements
  • Arc Flash Suits
  • Head Protection
  • Face Protection
  • Hand Protection
  • Foot Protection
  • Clothing and Apparel NOT Permitted
  •  Applicable Standards ASTM and IEC
  • Arc Flash Testing – Lab Overview

Module 29
PPE Category Method

  • History of PPE Categories (Originally HRC)
  • PPE Category Method Overview
  • Category 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Table Parameters – Fault Current
  • Fault Clearing Time and  Working Distance
  • DC PPE Categories – New Test Data
  • Use of 2 Second Cut Off – DC Categories
  • Reclosing Circuits After Protective Device Operation
  • Look Alike Equipment

Module 30 
Chapter 2 Maintenance Requirements

  • Overview of Chapter 2
  • General Maintenance Requirements
  • Maintenance and Documentation Responsibility
  • Calibration Labels
  • Use of Noncontact Diagnostic Methods
  • Fuses and Circuit Breakers
  • Current Limiting vs. Non Current Limiting Fuses 
  • Circuit Breakers – Maintain Free of Cracks 
  • Circuit Breaker Testing After Electrical Faults

Module 31
Chapter 3 | Article 320 | Batteries/Rooms

  • General Requirements
  • Shock Hazard AC vs. DC
  • 320.1 Scope
  • 48 Vdc, Float Voltage, 50 Vdc Threshold
  • DC Voltage Threshold 50 Vdc vs. 100 Vdc
  • Addition of Short Circuit Threshold 1000 watts
  • Thermal Threshold
  • Battery Risk Assessment Multiple Hazards

Module 32
Article 330, 340, 360, Annex S

  • 330: Safety Related Work Practices – Lasers
  • 340: Safety Related Work Practices – Power Electronic Equipment
  • 360: Safety Related Work Practices – Capacitors
  • Stored Energy Thresholds
  • Informative Annex O – High Impedance Test Points
  • Informative Annex S: Assessing Condition of Maintenance

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