NFPA 70E – Electrical Safe Work Practices and Arc Flash Safety Compliance Training

Course Description

This eight hour training program training program provides participants with an update on the recent changes to NFPA 70E along with the mandatory OSHA Electrical Safe Work Practice requirements.

Course Length

8 hours


Persons successfully completing this course will be able to:

  • Identify potential electrical hazards.(Shock, Arc & Blast) in their workplace.
  • Select and use Personal Protective Equipment in their workplace.
  • Apply OSHA Electrical Safe Work Practices work rules in their workplace.
  • Comply with OSHA mandated Electrical Safety Training requirements.

Topical Outline

Review of General Electrical Fundamentals

  • Voltage
  • Transformers
  • Current Flow
  • Overcurrent Protective Devices

Introduction to the 2015 NFPA 70E

  • Purpose
  • OSHA Involvement
  • Training Requirements

Electrical Hazards and Electrical Safe Work Practices

  • Shock and its bodily effects
  • Definitions related to shock and shock protection
  • Electrical safe work practices-shock protection
  • Establishing an electrically safe work condition
  • Determining safe approach boundaries when exposed to energized parts, circuits, or equipment
  • Selecting personal protective equipment working within safe approach boundaries

Arc flash/arc blast and their bodily effects

  • Definitions related to arc flash and arc flash protection
  • Electrical safe work practices –arc flash/arc blast protection
  • Determining an arc flash boundary when exposed to energized parts, circuits, or equipment.
  • Selecting personal protective equipment when working within an arc flash boundary

Multimeter selection and safe usage

  • Selecting the right meter category (CAT I-IV)
  • Inspecting the meter and leads
  • Safely taking measurements/readings with the meter


  • Questions & Answers