NFPA 70E - Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace NFPA 70E

Electrical power is dangerous when those on the job site do not understand general electrical safety practices. This course defines work practice requirements used to avoid injury from working with electrical power. This course goes over how to prevent harm from a release of electrical energy when working with electricity. Start this vital electricity safety training today!

Electrical power is a potentially dangerous force and requires proper training to fully understand how to work with it safely on the job site. Through this course, the student learns to minimize and prevent exposure to electrical hazards. The course also teaches how to understand the relationship between OSHA and NFPA 70E.

Electrical injuries are severe. Injuries and fatalities from electricity are due to shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast. It is crucial to understand how to best prevent these events from happening.

NFPA stands for National Fire Protection Association. OSHA relies on the NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the workplace. The purpose of NFPA 70E is to protect workers from severe electrical hazards. Professionals working in or around electrical environments are required to meet NFPA 70E requirements and complete training. These professions include contractors, electrical engineers, inspectors, HVAC installers, designers, and safety managers.  


Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding standards for electrical safety
  • Understand the relationship between OSHA and NFPA 70E
  • Understand ARC ratings
  • Creating safe working conditions
  • Understanding electrical shock hazards
  • Understand transformers and circuit breakers
  • Executing a lockout/tagout
  • Understanding hazards of live parts
  • General standards on personal protective equipment

Quizzes: All module quizzes require a 70% score to proceed forward in the course.

Final Exam: The final exam must be passed with a 70% to receive a certificate of completion.

Seat Time: This course has been approved for 4 hours.

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to NFPA 70E
  • Safety Related Work Practices
  • General Requirements for Electrical Safety Related Work Practices
  • Electrical Safety Program
  • Transformer Current Ratings
  • Energized Electrical Work Permits
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Working On or Near Live Parts
  • Alternative Methods of Determining Arc Flash FR Clothing and PPE
  • General NFPA 70E standards pertaining to Personal and other Protective Equipment

NFPA 70E - Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace


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