Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices and the 2021 NFPA™ 70E™ for Supervisors and Managers

This program provides supervisors and managers of electrical workers a clear understanding of the requirements of the 2021 NFPA 70E. Included in these requirements and outlined in this program are the hierarchy of controls to eliminate electrical hazards, the required elements of the electrical safety program, worker training requirements, program audits, risk assessments and the proper labeling of electrical equipment for shock and arc flash hazards. The dual hazards of electric shock and arc flash are explained in this program as well as the factors that contribute to the severity of injury, including an explanation of the incident energy associated with an arc flash and how this is used to establish the Arc Flash Boundary distance. Also explained are the conditions that require an electrically safe work condition to be established as well as the step-by-step process of creating and verifying an electrically safe work condition. In addition, the program describes those limited instances when energized work is allowed as well as the safe work practices and procedures that are required for work involving electrical hazards. This includes the Energized Electrical Work Permit, shock and arc flash risk assessments, job planning and job briefing, the establishment of approach boundaries and the selection of arc-rated clothing and PPE. The definition of a qualified electrical worker is explained as well as the knowledge and skills required for a qualified electrical worker to cross the Restricted Approach Boundary. Also included are the restrictions and exceptions for unqualified workers related to the various approach boundaries. To assist supervisors and managers in seeking out additional information, this program provides the regulation’s article and section numbers for the referenced information as well as the specific numbers of the look-up tables used to determine approach boundaries and the selection of personal protective equipment.

Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices and the 2021 NFPA™ 70E™ for Electrical Workers

This program provides electrical workers with an understanding of those requirements of the 2021 NFPA 70E that relate to the safe performance of electrical work. It also explains the dual hazards of electric shock and arc flash as well as the factors that contribute to the severity of injury. To assist in meeting the annual requirement for contact release training, this program provides an explanation of electrical contact release and demonstrates how to safely remove a worker from an energized source. The program provides a clear explanation of the two approach boundaries used for shock protection, the Limited Approach Boundary and the Restricted Approach Boundary, as well as the approach boundary used for arc flash protection, the Arc-Flash Boundary. The definition of a qualified electrical worker is explained in addition to the knowledge and skills required for a qualified electrical worker to cross the Restricted Approach Boundary. Also included are the restrictions and exceptions for unqualified workers related to the various approach boundaries. After viewing this program, electrical workers will have an understanding of the incident energy associated with an arc flash and how this is used to establish the Arc Flash Boundary distance and select proper arc-rated clothing and PPE. The importance of wearing arc-rated clothing is visually demonstrated by example and the viewer will learn that flammable or meltable clothing such as polyester will worsen any burn injury. Electrical workers will also learn the conditions that require an electrically safe work condition to be established as well as the step-by-step process of creating and verifying an electrically safe work condition. In addition, the program describes those limited instances when energized work is allowed as well as the safe work practices and procedures that must be followed when performing work involving electrical hazards. This includes the Energized Electrical Work Permit, job planning and job briefing, the establishment of approach boundaries and the selection of arc-rated clothing and PPE. To assist electrical workers in selecting the appropriate shock and arc-flash protection, the program explains the information that may be found on equipment hazard labels such as the nominal voltage, the Arc-Flash PPE Hazard Category and the incident energy at the working distance. The appropriate arc-rated PPE for each hazard category is also explained. In addition, to assist electrical workers in understanding how approach boundary distances and appropriate PPE are determined, the program explains and references the appropriate look-up tables contained in the regulation.

Arc Flash

MARCOM's video on Arc Flash focuses on what arc flash is, its hazards and how employees can avoid it on the job. Electricity is so common in our homes and workplaces that we normally don't think twice about using it. But electricity kills and injures thousands of people every year, so it's important to understand its hazards and know how to avoid them. Electricity poses two major hazards to people who work with it. The most intense is arc flash, a violent release of electrical energy that causes severe injuries and fatalities. The second is shock, which can cause burns, internal injuries, cardiac arrest…can even be fatal. Topics covered in this program include shock and how to aviod it, what arc flash is, personal protective equipment, creating an electrically safe condition, avoiding arc flash situations, and more. This video is one of the most effective and efficient ways to get employees the training that they need, in a classroom or individually through their desktop or tablet computer.

Arc Flash: Personal Protective Equipment

MARCOM's MicroLearning program on Personal Protective Equipment provides employees with specific facts about this topic. These targeted 2-4 minute video info-nuggets focus on a single skill or topic area that employees need to understand to work safely.

Arc Flash: Creating an Electrically Safe Condition

MARCOM's MicroLearning program on Creating an 'Electrically Safe Condition' provides employees with specific facts about this topic. These targeted 2-4 minute video info-nuggets focus on a single skill or topic area that employees need to understand to work safely.

Arc Flash: Avoiding Arc Flash Situations

MARCOM's MicroLearning program on Arc Flash: Avoiding Arc Flash Situations provides employees with specific facts about this topic. These targeted 2-4 minute video info-nuggets focus on a single skill or topic area that employees need to understand to work safely.

To the Point About: Preventing Electric Shock

Our workplace is full of hazards, hazards than can hurt us or kill us. Controlling these hazards and preventing injuries is the point of our safety and health program. One such hazard is presented by electricity and electrical equipment. Understanding how electricity works and following basic electrical safety practices can prevent injuries and save lives. That is the point of our facility's plan to protect employees from electrical hazards and that is the point of this program. So pay close attention as we get to the point about preventing electric shock. Topics include common electrical terminology, avoiding contact with energized parts, ground fault circuit interrupters, and responding to a shock event.