Every year, electrical workers are seriously injured or killed by contacting energized parts or being subjected to an electrical arc flash. To prevent these types of incidents, these workers and the organizations for which they work must understand and follow up-to-date electrical safety-related electrical work practices, maintenance requirements and administrative controls. One of the leading authorities on electrical safety is the National Fire Protection Association, the NFPA. Their document number 70E is recognized by many regulatory authorities and organizations as the "best practices" for electrical safety.
This program provides an overview of the 2015 edition of NFPA 70E and shows how following its guidelines helps keep electrical workers safe. The changes from the 2012 edition are also explained. Topics include approach boundaries, skills required of qualified electrical workers, selecting arc-rated clothing and protective equipment, arc flash PPE categories, creating an electrically safe working condition, when energized work is permitted and energized electrical work permits.
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