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NFPA 70E Electrical Safety
This 4-hour intensive course will take you through the 2018 Edition of NFPA 70E “Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace” as it relates to the OSHA Electrical Standards and industry best electrically safe work practices.
Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
$220 ABC NH/VT Members
$320 Non ABC NH/VT members (Fee includes 2018 NFPA 70E manual)
10% DISCOUNT off Non-ABC NH/VT Member Rate NAWIC Members Code NAWIC | NH HomeBuilders Members Code NHHBA
What Does OSHA Say About Arc Flash?
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”.
Identify and avoid electrical shock and arc flash hazards.
Properly set up work zone approach boundaries.
Select appropriate PPE and tools.
Understand establishing “An Electrically Safe Work Condition”.
Understand instructions on how to comply with NFPA 70E - 2018
Have you been trained?
NFPA 70e Standard Section 110.2 (D) (3) states that retraining in safety related work practices and applicable changes to this standard shall be performed at intervals not to exceed three years.
INSTRUCTOR: David L. Berard, PE, CSP
David holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Lowell Technological Institute. As an OSHA Compliance Officer, he had been involved in over 2500 inspections. David is an authorized OSHA instructor OSHA for Construction and General Industry. He also serves as a Consultant in Occupational Safety and Health for both public and private sector employers.
Certificate does not fulfill all requirements of NFPA 70E 110.2(D)(1) for “Qualified Person”. A “certificate of completion” recognizes that an individual has successfully met the requisites of the program, including attainment of the training programs learning objectives. It is issued after an individual has successfully completed the required training program and the pre course and post course quizzes (2 -day program only). The questions are based solely on the educational content of the seminar and will take the form of an open book examination. Demonstrating the skills and knowledge to be considered a “Qualified Person” is task oriented and directed by the employer. Therefore, it is not part of this class but is something the students and the employer can arrange with the instructor to complete at a later date.
NFPA 70E and Arc Flash
NFPA 70E 130.5 requires that an arc flash risk assessment be performed and documented by the employer to determine when an electrically safe working condition must be established and the electrically safety -related work practices necessary when an electrically safe working condition cannot be established. The incident energy exposure is based on the working distance of the employee ’s face and chest areas from a prospective arc source for the specific task to be performed. Arc -rated clothing and other personal protective equipment (PPE) must be used by the employee based on the incident energy exposure associated with the specific task.” NFPA 70E also requires determining the arc flash boundary, which is the distance from a potential arc source where the incident energy is 1.2 cal/cm2. This value is considered to be the point at which the onset of a second-degree burn.