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This 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.
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
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
NFPA 70E Definition, Trained and Knowledgeable Requirements, Identifies Hazards
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
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]
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
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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