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NFPA 70E – 2021 – Qualified Worker Training – 8 Hours

Course No.: 70E 2021
CEUs 0.8

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Available as an Onsite or Live Streaming Class

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2021 NFPA 70EThis 8 hour class goes deep into the practical application of the 2021 Edition of NFPA 70E.  Taught by Jim Phillips, P.E., he takes you beyond the “how to” and also discusses the “why”  regarding the requirements based on his four decades of industry and standards development experience.  Learn about electrical hazards, establishing and verifying an electrically safe work condition, energized electrical work permits, shock and arc flash risk assessments, PPE selection, arc flash (equipment) warning labels and more!

0.8 CEUs / 8 PDHs and a Certificate are included.


Class Agenda

INTRODUCTION

HUMAN EFFECTS AND ELECTRICAL HAZARDS
Physiological Effects, Tissue Damage, Electric Shock, Arc Flash, Arc Blast, Sound Pressure, Shrapnel, UV Light, 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

ARTICLE 110
Safety Related Work Practices

ELECTRICAL SAFETY PROGRAM
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
ESTABLISHING AN ELECTRICALLY SAFE WORK CONDITION

LOCKOUT DEVICE REQUIREMENTS

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

ARTICLE 130
Work Involving Electrical Hazards

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
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

ARCING SHORT CIRCUIT CURRENT AND ARC DURATION
Basic concepts of short circuit current, understanding arc duration and circuit breaker/fuse operation

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

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

 


ABOUT JIM PHILLIPS
The instructor, Jim Phillips is not just another trainer reading a script.   Jim’s training is based on his insider’s view from holding many leadership positions for the development of various electrical safety standards coupled with his arc flash testing experience and broad electrical power background.  This provides him a unique perspective from the inside – a perspective he loves sharing with others. When asked questions about some topics, his explanations often run along the line of “Well, here’s what happened in the lab when we blew it up…”

Watch the video as Jim provides a one hour overview of the major changes to the 2021 Edition of NFPA 70E.

Here is a sample of Jim’s involvement.

Vice Chair – IEEE 1584 – IEEE Guide for Performing Arc Flash Calculations
Technical Committee Member – NFPA 70E Committee
International Chair – Geneva, Switzerland based,  IEC TC78 Live Working – 40+ global standards including many for arc flash.
IEEE/NFPA Arc Flash Collaborative Research Project – Member of the Steering Committee
Author of Complete Guide to Performing Arc Flash Hazard Calculation Studies

For a summary of the 2021 changes to NFPA 70E based on Jim’s article published in the multi-award winning Electrical Contractor Magazine, [CLICK HERE]

[Learn more about Jim Phillips]

Watch Jim explain why electrical equipment’s doors are not considered as protection from an arc flash.  One of his arc flash tests illustrates how doors can blow open during an arc flash.

 


Why is NFPA 70E Such an Important Standard?

According to OSHA 1910.132(d) The employer is responsible to assess the hazards in the work

Jim is setting up an arc flash test.

Jim is setting up an arc flash test.

place, select, have, and use the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and document the assessment. The use of NFPA 70E and other related industry consensus standards has been used to demonstrate whether an employer acted reasonably when there is a possible OSHA enforcement action taken.

So although NFPA 70E is not directly part of OSHA standards, it can be used as evidence of whether an employer acted reasonably in complying with OSHA standards and addressing “recognized hazards”.

There are more specific links within the OSHA standards as well. A typical example is found in 1910.335, Safeguards for personnel protection which requires: “(a)(1)(i) Employees working in areas where there are potential electrical hazards shall be provided with, and shall use, electrical protective equipment that is appropriate for the specific parts of the body to be protected and for the work to be performed.”

This regulation requires that employees must be properly protected from potential electrical hazards, by using adequate PPE, but it does not provide specific detail of what specific personal protective equipment is necessary to achieve the objective. NFPA 70E is used to define the specific details and requirements.


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