70E certificate training objectives

NFPA 70E Certificate Program Training Objectives

Course Objective
Gain a general understanding of the NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, and how it is used to identify electrical safety hazards in the workplace and ways to reduce or eliminate employee exposure to those hazards. REGISTER NOW!

Module 1. Introduction to Electrical Safety

  • Explain the relationship between OSHA and 70E.
  • Explain OSHA Standards for enforcement.
  • Identify the OSHA requirements addressed in NFPA 70E.
  • Explain the relationship between 70E and the NEC
  • Given an electrical safety topic, locate it within the article structure of 70E.
  • In a job involving outside contractors, identify the responsibilities of the host employer.
  • In a job involving outside contractors, identify the responsibilities of the contract employer.
  • Identify elements of an electrical safety program.
  • Identify which employees are required to have electrical safety training.
  • Explain the levels of training required for electrical workers
  • Identify elements of the Job Briefing that shall be given prior to a job involving electrical hazards.
  • Given an electrical safety term, locate its correct definition.
  • Identify the qualifications required of a Qualified Person.

Module 2. Identifying the Hazards

  • Explain how the human body reacts to electric current.
  • Explain the hazards related to arc flash.
  • Explain other hazards that might cause injuries from shock, flash and blast.
  • Describe the types and severity of workplace electrical injuries.

Module 3. Establishing an Electrically Safe Work Condition

  • Describe the objective of an electrically safe work condition.
  • Identify the specific steps required to establish an electrically safe work condition.
  • State the minimum requirements for training employees how to establish an electrically safe work condition.
  • Explain the proper method for verifying the operation of a voltage tester when establishing an electrically safe work condition.
  • Explain how establishing an electrically safe work condition is potentially a hazardous task hazard.
  • Specify the requirements in 70E for how often Lockout/Tagout procedures must be audited.
  • Identify the requirements for using the Individual Qualified Employee Control Procedure.
  • Explain Simple Lockout/Tagout.
  • Identify conditions where Complex Lockout/Tagout is permitted.

Module 4. Work involving Electrical Hazards

  • Identify the conditions under which work on energized electrical equipment is permitted.
  • Describe the items to consider when determining the need for an energized electrical work permit.
  • Identify tasks performed on energized equipment that do not require an energized electrical work permit.
  • Identify the elements of an Electrical Hazard Analysis.
  • Identify ways that a shock hazard analyses benefits personnel.
  • Identify ways that an arc flash hazard analysis benefits the employee.
  • Identify the three shock protection approach boundaries.
  • Identify the restrictions on unqualified persons with regard to the three shock protection boundaries.
  • Identify the restrictions on qualified persons with regard to the three shock protection boundaries.
  • For a given voltage, locate the three shock protection boundaries.
  • Identify the information required for a Flash Hazard Analysis.
  • Explain the importance of an incident energy analysis to electrical safety.
  • Explain the importance of clearing time in calculating the intensity of arc flash hazards.
  • Identify the conditions to be met if the 4-foot flash protection boundary is to be used.
  • Use the table method [Tables 130.7(C)(9); 130.7(C)(10); 130.7(C)(11)] to determine the Hazard Risk Category for several different tasks, or explain why the table cannot be used
  • Use the table method [Tables 130.7(C)(9); 130.7(C)(10); 130.7(C)(11)] to determine the necessity of rubber insulating gloves for the same tasks
  • Use the table method [Tables 130.7(C)(9); 130.7(C)(10); 130.7(C)(11)] to determine the necessity of insulated and insulating hand tools for the same tasks
  • Use the table method [Tables 130.7(C)(9);130.7(C)(10); 130.7(C)(11)] to determine the PPE required for the same tasks
  • Use the table method [Tables 130.7(C)(9); 130.7(C)(10); 130.7(C)(11)] to determine the minimum arc rating for the PPE required for the same tasks

Module 5. Personal Protective Equipment

  • Identify the maximum level of burn considered possible when PPE is subjected to an arc for which it is rated.
  • Identify types of undergarments permitted as part of PPE.
  • Identify types of undergarments that are not permitted as part of PPE.
  • Identify the standard used to calculate the arc rating of PPE.
  • Explain the two different criteria that may be used to establish an arc rating for PPE.
  • Explain the criterion for selecting jackets or rainwear for use over PPE.
  • Specify the requirements for maintenance of electrical insulating equipment.
  • Identify the requirements for selecting tools for work on energized electrical equipment
  • Identify the safety requirements for selecting electrical testers.

Module 6. Safety-Related Maintenance

  • Identify maintenance requirements for flexible electrical cord and cables.
  • Identify maintenance requirements for fuses.
  • Identify maintenance requirements for circuit breakers.
  • Identify maintenance requirements for electrical equipment in hazardous (classified) locations.
  • Identify maintenance requirements specific to batteries and battery rooms.
  • Identify maintenance requirements for portable electric tools and equipment.
  • Identify maintenance requirements for safety grounding equipment.

Module 7. Special Equipment

  • Identify three possible hazards to personnel working in a battery room.
  • Identify three examples of personal protective equipment that shall be available to battery room personnel.
  • Identify hazards to personnel working with power electronic equipment
  • Identify common examples of power electronic equipment to which employees may be exposed.
  • Identify employee responsibilities for safety when working with power electronic equipment.
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