Electrical Safety Work Practices and Standards (NFPA 70E)

The purpose of the NFPA standard 70E is to provide a standard for safety-related work practices for the construction, maintenance, operation, and demolition of electrical systems in the workplace. This online course covers awareness-level information for aquatic professionals who have jobs or assignments that bring them into contact with electrical hazards, such as arc flash and electric shock. Completing this lesson does not designate an employee as an electrically-qualified worker.

Electrical Safety Work Practices and Standards (NFPA 70E) training focuses on the following objectives, while the online format allows students to learn at their own pace:

  • Differentiate between arc flash and electric shock
  • Recall hazards, injuries, and indirect consequences related to arc flash and electric shock
  • Recognize the way approach protection boundaries are determined
  • Match approach boundary criteria with worker qualifications
  • Identify necessary training and skills for qualified workers
  • Recall primary elements of an electrical safety program
  • Recognize the purpose of lock and tag procedures
  • Identify different types of lock and tag devices
  • Identify basic procedural steps for lock and tag
  • Identify the requirements for the use of test instruments and equipment
  • Recall the requirement, benefits, and components of a job briefing
  • Identify the requirement, benefits, and components of an energized work permit
  • Recall PPE responsibilities and requirements related to work around energized electrical equipment and parts

Successful completion of this 1.75-hour online course earns a Record of Completion. IACET CEUs are not available for this course.