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Arc Flash Electrical Safety NFPA 70E® On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

A 2-Day Training Course Based on the NFPA 70E® Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®

Course Description/Agenda

In addition to keeping workers safe, this course is designed to help companies fulfill their legal requirements relative to OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910, Subpart S Electrical, and NFPA 70E® Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®.

Employers are required to follow the law which will help them avoid lawsuits and keep their workers safe. Knowing the OSHA Qualified Electrical Worker definition and understanding how it is applied to your specific situation will keep you and your workers out of trouble. This course is designed to help you get your organization up to speed and workers properly trained as quickly and thoroughly as possible.

OSHA 1910.399 specifically defines a qualified person as One who has received training in and has demonstrated skills and knowledge in the construction and operation of electric equipment and installations and the hazards involved.

American Trainco helps our customers by providing solutions (the Arc Flash Electrical Safety NFPA 70E® training program, and ATMT® Electrical Safety Testing and Certification program) that may be  adopted by employers to meet or assist in both their "received training" and "demonstrated knowledge" requirements as it relates to the qualified person definition. In our optional third day of training we will also show employers how to address the "demonstrated skill" portion of the qualified person definition and provide you with tools and examples of how to set up that process within your own facility.

From a practical perspective, students will gain an immense respect for the power of electricity and the damage it can cause to people and equipment. They will learn about personal safety for working on or around electrical systems and equipment, how to use proper tools, materials and protective gear, and what procedures to use when doing electrical work. In this class, an otherwise dry recitation of rules and regulations is brought to life so that students will take an active and keen interest in learning how to properly protect themselves and others, and understand the potentially deadly consequences if they don't.

The foremost purpose of this training program is to keep workers safe while working on or around electrically energized equipment. It is also designed to help organizations who are employers of electrical workers comply with OSHA and NFPA 70E® safety standards. From safe work practices and hazard concerns that affect the employee, to the liability, documentation and compliance concerns that affect the employer, we will apply the information presented in this course to your specific needs, circumstances, workers, facilities and equipment. Overall, this program is designed to reduce liability concerns for the employer while establishing a culture of safe work practices among employees.

Intended Audience

This seminar is a must for anyone who works on or around any electrically energized equipment at industrial plants, utilities or commercial and private building facilities. From machine operators and janitorial personnel, to maintenance workers and experienced electricians - anyone who comes in contact with electrical equipment must receive Electrical Safety training to be in compliance with the requirements of OSHA standard CFR 1910.331-.335.

All Maintenance Personnel in:

  • Manufacturing Plants
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Hospitals
  • Waste Water Facilities
  • Schools
  • Government Buildings
  • Research Facilities
  • Shopping Centers
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Airports


  • All Electricians - any level
  • Maintenance & Electrical Supervisors
  • Machine Operators
  • Maintenance Millwrights & Mechanics
  • HVAC Technicians
  • Field Service Technicians
  • Building Engineers
  • Stationary Engineers
  • Building & Maintenance Managers
  • Multi-craft & Cross Training Personnel
  • Environmental Safety & Health Personnel

What You Will Learn

Several specific discussions are covered and tasks completed during this training course. After completion of our two-day program students will have learned:

  • Requirements of OSHA & NFPA 70E® standards
  • Changes in these standards from 2012 to 2015
  • How to identify electrical hazards
  • The dangers and risks of poor electrical work practices 
  • What it means to be a "qualified worker"
  • Safe approach distances to electrical conductors
  • How Arc Flash happens & the devastation it causes
  • How to read Arc Flash labels
  • How to read Arc Flash charts and illustrations
  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) requirements
  • How to find resources for and select the right PPE
  • Proper electrical work practices & "hot work" rules
  • How to work with electricity in wet or damp locations
  • Lockout/Tagout procedures for electrical equipment
  • Safety requirements for electrical installations
  • What it takes to establish compliance
  • OSHA penalties for noncompliance

The optional ATMT® Electrical Safety Certification exam may be taken online or in a written test format. Both types of tests can be taken any time after the class is over.

Workshop Agenda

Electrical Safety & the Qualified Electrical Worker

  • Background, Responsibilities & Requirements
  • Safety Standard Types: NFPA 70E & Others
  • OSHA Electrical Safety Regulations Overview
  • Understanding Definitions

Electrical Hazards

  • Power of Electricity
  • Shock, Arc-Flash & Arc-blast
  • How to identify electrical hazards
  • Damage to People and Equipment
  • Dangers of Static Electricity
  • Accident Prevention
  • Emergency Response

Safety Related Work Practices

  • Work Related Definitions
  • General Requirements
  • Establishing Safe Work Condition
  • Electrical Lockout / Tagout
  • Working On or Near Energized Parts
  • Determining Proper Approach Distances
  • Securing Energized Work Permits
  • Understanding an Arc Flash Analysis
  • Reading Arc Flash One Line Diagrams
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Safety Related Maintenance Requirements

  • Understanding General Requirements
  • Common Electrical Equipment
  • Premises Wiring
  • Controller Equipment
  • Fuses & Circuit Breakers
  • Rotating Equipment 
  • Hazardous (Classified) Locations
  • Batteries & Battery Rooms
  • Portable Electrical Tools & Equipment (PPR)

Requirements for Special Equipment

  • Electrolytic Cells
  • Batteries & Battery Rooms
  • Lasers
  • Power Electronic Equipment

Electrical Safety Program

  • Planning an Electrical Safety Program
  • Implementation
  • Complying with NFPA 70E®
  • Interpreting Arc Flash Analysis Reports
  • Determining your PPE Requirements
  • Documentation of Records

Changes from 2012 to 2015


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