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NFPA 70E Electrical Safety in the Workplace 2015 Edition

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This course provides a comprehensive overview of the basic criteria for electrical safety-related work practices stipulated in the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. It presents detailed information on the practices, programs, techniques, and processes related to electrical work, in accordance with the NFPA Standard. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

Target Audience
Employees and their managers or supervisors who are required to work on or near energized electrical circuits

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NFPA 70E Electrical Safety in the Workplace 2015 Edition

  • identify safety responsibilities that are specific to employees and employers
  • identify the three primary requirements in multi-employer relationships
  • identify the NFPA 70E training requirements for qualified and unqualified workers
  • match topics of the NFPA 70E standard with the chapters in which they can be found
  • identify examples of electrical hazards that NFPA 70E seeks to protect against
  • identify examples of the six steps used to verify an electrically safe work condition
  • identify the safety procedures observed by employees involved in the lockout/tagout process
  • match lockout and tagout devices to their definitions
  • identify situations where one qualified person should have full responsibility for the lockout/tagout procedure
  • identify conditions under which it is safe to re-energize equipment and return it to service
  • identify hazards associated with working within the limited approach boundary of energized electrical conductors or circuit parts
  • identify what is determined in a shock risk assessment and an arc flash risk assessment
  • match descriptions of protective clothing to their corresponding arc flash PPE categories as specified in NFPA 70E
  • identify guidelines on the use of CPR with a shock victim
  • identify examples of the correct steps followed to rescue a shock victim
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