NFPA 70e Training

By R.W. Hurst, The Electricity Forum

NFPA 70e Training

NFPA70E Training Standard

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NFPA 70e Training is about learning how to reduce your personal risk of injury and how companies can protect their employees from accident, injury and death.

Our NFPA 70e Training focuses on the NFPA 70e arc flash electrical safety standard that addresses arc flash electrical safety requirements for employee workplaces that are necessary for the practical safeguarding of employees in their pursuit of gainful employment.

NFPA published its most recent edition of the “Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace”.

NFPA 70e Training addresses electrical safety requirements for employee workplaces that are necessary for the practical safeguarding of employees during activities such as the installation, operation, maintenance, and demolition of electric conductors, electric equipment, signaling and communications conductors and equipment, and raceways for the following:

(1) Public and private premises, including buildings, structures, mobile homes, recreational vehicles, and floating buildings
(2) Yards, lots, parking lots, carnivals, and industrial substations
(3) Installations of conductors and equipment that connect to the supply of electricity
(4) Installations used by the electric utility, such as office buildings, warehouses, garages, machine shops, and recreational buildings, that are not an integral part of a generating plant, substation, or control center

Our NFPA 70e Training covers the full range of electrical safety issues, including safety related work practices, maintenance, special equipment requirements and installation. It focuses on protecting people and identifies requirements that are considered necessary to provide a workplace that is free of electrical hazards. OSHA bases its electrical safety mandates, found in Subpart S part 1910 and Subpart K part 1926, on the comprehensive information found in the standard. NFPA 70e is recognized as the tool that illustrates how an employer might comply with these OSHA standards. The relationship between the OSHA regulations and NFPA 70e can be described as OSHA is the “shall” and the “how.”

At our NFPA 70e Training course, we focus on the existing NFPA 70e Arc Flash Stadard which leading industry experts on Arc Flash Protection and Mitigation present information on the following

From our NFPA 70e Training tutorial you will learn:

  • What constitutes an electrical hazard?
  • Learn how to define short circuits and electrical arcs
  • Understand electrical safety parameters
  • Determine energy released during a short circuit and why you need to be protected
  • Learn techniques for reducing potential explosive energy
  • Which employees must be trained and what are the requirements?
  • What are the proper lockout-tagout procedures?
  • Safe electrical work practices
  • How to use personal protective equipment
  • How to use test equipment and insulated tools
  • Compliance and Safety, What is the difference?
  • Conducting electrical inspections
  • Electrical work practices
  • Maintenance of electrical equipment
  • Switching and clearing procedures
  • Clearance distances
  • Electrical hazards in confined spaces
  • Portable electrical equipment
  • Fault current calculations

NFPA 70e Training Course Benefits:

  • Avoid electrical hazards in your company
  • Reduce equipment and staff downtime from accidents
  • Make sure the correct employees are trained
  • Meet and exceed OSHA standards for compliance
  • Maintain cost-effective operations

Dangers such as shock, electrocution, and arc blast will always be present on the job, but proper NFPA 70e training and safety strategies can minimize the likelihood of injuries and fatalities. NFPA 70E - Electrical Safety in the Workplace - covers the full range of electrical safety issues from work practices to maintenance, special equipment requirements, and installation. In fact, OSHA in the United States already bases its electrical safety mandates on the comprehensive information in this important Standard.

Our NFPA 70e Training Course Covers:

OVERVIEW

  • Electrical Hazards
  • Existing and Proposed Standards
  • Preparing to Work Safely
  • Determining Safe Approach Distance
  • Determining Arc Hazard Category
  • Fault Current Calculations
  • Determination of Arcing Fault Clearing Time
  • Boundary Calculations
  • Determining Arc Flash Hazard Risk Category
  • Incident Energy Exposure Calculations
  • Hazard Analysis

INCIDENT CAUSES

  • Unsafe Switching Acts
  • Not following Operating Procedure
  • Unsafe Working Conditions
  • Not following Maintenance procedures

ELECTRICAL HAZARDS

  • 5 Main Factors in Electrical Accidents
  • Electrical Shock
  • Arc Flash Defined
  • Incident Energy Defined
  • Arc Flash Burn Injuries
  • Arc Blast Pressure
  • Inhalation Injuries

EXISTING AND PROPOSED STANDARDS AND IMPORTANT DATE

  • OSHA 1910.269
  • NFPA 70E
  • NESC Rule 410A3

DEFINITIONS

  • Essential to the application of this standard

PREPARING TO WORK SAFELY (Dead Work)

  • Safety Training
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Detailed Description of a "Job Briefing"
  • Use of Equipment
  • Establishing an electrically safe work condition
  • Lockout / Tagout
  • Isolation and Grounding

SHOCK HAZARD PROTECTION (LIVE WORK)

  • Understanding and Applying NFPA 70E Tables
  • Shock Protection Boundaries
  • Limits of Approach
  • Energized Work Permit
  • Limited Approach Boundary
  • Restricted Approach Boundary
  • Prohibited Approach Boundary

DETERMINING ARC HAZARD RISK CATEGORY (LIVE WORK)

  • Using NFPA 70E Table 130.7

FAULT CURRENT CALCULATIONS

  • Power System Short Circuits
  • Bolted Faults
  • Calculating Prospective Short-Circuit Current
  • Calculating Bolted Faults
  • Arcing Faults
  • Calculating Arcing Fault Current

DETERMINATION OF ARCING FAULT CLEARING TIME

  • Time Current Curves
  • Coordination studies

BOUNDARY CALCULATIONS

  • Detailed Examples and Exercises

DETERMINING ARC FLASH HAZARD RISK CATEGORY

  • Detailed Examples and Exercises
  • Simplified Table Approach
  • Matrix Table Approach
  • Single Line Diagram
  • Short Circuit Study
  • Coordination Study
  • NFPA 70E Table 130.7 – Protective Clothing and PPE Matrix

INCIDENT ENERGY EXPOSURE CALCULATIONS

  • Selecting the Correct Level of PPE
  • NFPA 70E Calculation Method
  • Calculating Arc in a Cubic Box
  • Comparison of "Arc in Open Air" to "Arc in a Box"
  • IEEE 1584 Method

HAZARD ANALYSIS

  • Demonstration of Software Packages
  • Arc Flash Labels

NFPA 70E AND PPE

  • Head Face Neck Chin
  • Eyes
  • Body
  • Hand and Arm
  • Foot and Leg
  • Tools and measuring instruments

For more information about conducting NFPA 70e Training at your facility, please contact R.W. Hurst, President, The Electricity Forum, or Click Here

 

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