The course is designed to help companies fulfill their legal requirements relative to OSHA
29 CFR Part 1910, Subpart S Electrical, and NFPA 70E® “Standard for Electrical Safety in the
It is a comprehensive overview of electrical safety in the workplace. Both OSHA regulations
and the NFPA 70E® 2015 standards are covered to provide a clear overview of proper electrical
safety procedures. The information provided helps learners understand how to reduce
risk and avoid electrical hazards in the workplace while still being productive, which makes
these classes a valuable training tool for trainers, contractors, safety officials, and electricians
in the field.
Participants will receive a college level textbook.
Course Topics & Objectives
Electrical Hazards and Basic Electrical Safety Concepts
- Identify the differences between OSHA regulations and NFPA 70E standards.
- Define Public Inputs (Pis) and discuss the meetings and actions involved in the NFPA consensus process.
- Explain the effects of electrical-related injuries.
- Describe the recognized hazards associated with the use of electricity.
- Explain the importance of arc-rated clothing.
- Define incident energy.
Multi-Employer Worksites and Electrical Safety Programs
- Explain the multi-employer worksite policy.
- List the four types of controlling employers.
- Explain the responsibilities of the host employer and the
- Describe the purpose of an electrical safety program (ESP).
- Identify the items in an ESP.
- List the standards that address ESPs.
Training of Qualified and Unqualified Workers
- List the requirements a qualified person must meet.
- List the requirements a qualified electrical worker must
- Explain the new requirements and Informational Notes in
NFPA 70E 130.
Approach Boundaries for Shock and Arc Flash Hazards
- Explain OSHA clearance distances.
- List the approach boundaries for shock hazards per NFPA
- Define Arc Flash Boundary and explain how to calculate
boundaries for arc flashes.
- Explain the requirements of an energized electrical work
Performing a Hazard/Risk Analysis
- Define risk assessment.
- Identify the recognized electrical hazards.
- Define the type of hazards OSHA refers to in Section 5(a),
General Duty Clause.
- List the items OSHA directs a company to identify as part
of a risk assessment.
- Describe the importance of maintaining overcurrent protective
- List the items that should be considered when assessing the
risk involved in a particular task.
Establishing an Electrically Safe Work Condition
- Identify the OSHA regulations that cover electrical lockout/
- Explain the difference between induced voltage and backfed
- Explain how to perform absence-of-voltage testing.
- List the three types of test instruments that are commonly
used to verify the absence of voltage.
- Explain simple and complex lockout/tagout procedures.
- Identify the NFPA 70E standards for training.
- List the equipment needed for proper lockout/tagout.
- List the items that must be addressed and the steps that must
be taken while planning a lockout/tagout procedure.
- Explain the elements of control that should be included in a
- Explain the standards concerning temporary protective
grounding equipment per NFPA 70E 120.3.
- List the safety precautions that must be followed when using
temporary protective grounding equipment.
Working on Energized Conductors and Circuit Parts
- Explain the importance of identifying when a task is considered
- List the conditions that may make energized electrical work
- Describe the significance of an energized electrical work
- Explain the requirements for unqualified personnel working
within or near the Limited Approach Boundary.
- Explain the requirements of an arc flash risk assessment.
- List precautions that are important for personal safety.
- List protective equipment that is not considered PPE.
- Determine the minimum approach distance between unqualified
personnel and energized overhead lines.
- Explain the difference between touch potential and step
- Describe the purpose of an equipotential zone.
- Explain employee training and job briefs.
- Explain how to properly service live-line tools.
- Describe how to safely apply temporary protective grounds.
- List the safety checks required by OSHA 1 9 1 0.269(o) for
high-voltage and high-power testing.
- Describe the hazard of open-circuiting a secondary winding.
Portable Electric Tools and Flexible Cords
- Explain the advantages and disadvantages of flexible
- List the guidelines for flexible cords that OSHA lists in
1 91 0.334.
- Explain the requirements for headlamps, receptacles,
cord connectors, attachment plugs, and portable and
- Identify the NFPA 70E standards for handling and
inspecting portable electric equipment.
- Identify the various types of GFCis.
- Explain the regulations concerning overcurrent protection
Choosing and Inspecting Personal Protective Equipment
- Define arc thermal performance value (ATPV).
- Define arc flash protective clothing.
- Explain the meaning of the words “use of ” and “appropriate”
as stated in OSHA 1 910.
- Explain the methods used to determine PPE per
- Explain the importance of head protection.
- Describe the inspection and storage process for rubber
- Explain how the tables from NFPA 70E 1 30.7(C) are
permitted to be used to determine personal protective
- Define leather protectors.
- List factors to consider when selecting protective
- Guidelines for Common Electrical Tasks
Explain risk assessment for common electrical tasks.
- Describe the task of removing and inserting low- or
medium-voltage drawout-type circuit breakers.
- Describe the unique challenges involved when troubleshooting
- Identify the hazards involved with operating medium voltage
- Identify the risks involved with operating equipment
rated 240 V and less and equipment rated 240 V to 600
- Explain the hazards involved with removing covers
- Explain the task of inserting and removing motor control
center buckets. panels from electrical enclosures.
- Describe the risks involved with replacing light ballasts.
- List the recommended PPE for troubleshooting circuits
rated 120 V and less.
- Explain the task of replacing low-voltage motors.
8:00am Class Begins
12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch (on your own)
4:30pm Class Ends