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Arc Flash Safety

Online Training Certification Course

NFPA 70/70E, IEEE 1584, OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S

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An "arc flash" is the result of a large-scale short-circuit that causes electricity to leave its intended path and travel through the air from one conductor to another or to the ground. It is better to prevent an arc flash than live through one. Injuries include shrapnel penetration, burns, blindness, hearing loss, and cardiac arrest, some of which are not survivable. It is critical that workers understand arc flash risks and how to prevent them.

This arc flash certification course covers regulations for both electrical and fire safety. Course content includes fundamental electrical concepts, hazard control measures, and electrical industry safety standards. It will help you identify circumstances that can create arc flashes to reduce the risk of electrical injuries.

This course is for:
This arc flash training online is designed for anyone who works around or near arc flash safety hazards. Arc flash training benefits everyone from maintenance personnel, electricians, machine operators, to janitorial staff. This safety training may help prevent serious injury in the workplace and save lives.

This online certification course is based on OSHA and NFPA 70E training requirements.

Available languages: 100+ languages - translation provided by Google Translate (Select Language bottom of page)

Case Study: On October 16, 2014, a Republic Steel Corporation employee sustained third degree burns on her hand and first degree burns on her face from an arc flash that occurred at the company's steel manufacturing plant in Blasdell, New York. The arc flash occurred when the electric technician was removing wiring from a fan motor in an overhead crane and an ungrounded electrical conductor touched a grounded surface, causing an arc flash.

Key Takeaway: The employer failed to provide and ensure the use of effective face and hand protection by its employees. In this case, that would include a face shield and rubber insulating gloves. Injuries can be prevented by adhering to OSHA guidelines for the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Governing Regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, is charged with the enforcement of safety and health conditions of workers through the use of regulations published in the Code of Federal Regulations. OSHA regulations are published in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Part 1910 is reserved for general industry standards. Arc flash regulations are contained in Subpart S.

Because of the nature of arc flash events, regulations for both electrical safety and fire safety apply. Since the 1970s, OSHA has incorporated standards from the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) codes to frame electrical safety regulations. OSHA 29 CFR 1910, Subpart S, addresses vital electrical safety requirements, such as design standards, work practices, and maintenance requirements. NFPA 70E arc flash training covers general workplace safety requirements concerning electrical equipment.

What You'll Learn

    Introduction to Arc Flash Safety Training
  • Basic Vocabulary and Concepts
  • Properties of Electricity
  • Electricity Measurements
  • What is an Arc Flash?
  • Typical Causes of Arc Flash
  • Arc Flash Severity Factors
  • Electrical Injury Statistics
  • Arc Flash Safety Regulations
    Hazards and Safety Standards
  • Arc Flash Hazards
  • Electrical Current Properties
  • Electric Shock Injuries
  • Metal Vaporization Properties
  • Vaporized Metal and Shrapnel Injuries
  • Concussion Properties
  • Concussion Injuries
  • Burn Properties
  • Burn Injuries
  • Flash Properties
  • Flash Injuries
  • Responding to Downed or Contacted Energized Lines
  • Arc Flash Hazard Classifications
  • Arc Flash PPE Categories
    Arc Flash Safety Responsibilities
  • Employers
  • Managers and Supervisors
  • Employees
    Hazard Control Measures
  • Engineering Controls
  • Incident Energy Reduction Methods
  • Equipment Alternatives
  • Administrative and Procedural Controls
  • Arc Flash Risk Assessment
  • Hazard Identification
  • Incident Energy Analysis
  • Electrically Safe Work Condition
  • Energized Electrical Work Permit
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Approach Limits
  • Barricades and Guarding
  • Warning Labels
  • Best Practices
  • Written Safety Program
  • Education and Training
    Personal Protective Equipment
  • Head and Face Protection
  • Eye Protection
  • Hand and Arm Protection
  • Foot Protection
  • Body Protection
  • PPE Requirements at Hazard Levels
  • PPE Inspection and Maintenance
    Practical Arc Flash Safety Precautions
  • What to Do in the Event of an Arc Flash
  • Safety-by-Design Methods
    Summary
    Additional Resources
    Exam

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Employers are responsible for training new personnel before assigning them to tasks that may expose them to hazards such as an arc flash.

To ensure compliance with OSHA safety training standards and NFPA 70E certification standards, arc safety training must be conducted every three years. This online training meets these initial and recurring training requirements.

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

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Arc Flash Safety

I enjoyed the course. It is informative. Hard to make this information interesting but did a good job on not being boring.

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The course was compact and easy to follow along

Paul W Verified
Arc Flash Safety

This was very good. Covered everything my work group should be aware of.

Carl S Verified
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Good course,learned alot

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Joseph M Verified
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Excellent class and challenging test.

Fredy A Verified
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Dan W Verified
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Very detailed course.

Joel S Verified
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Great course. Definitely learned a lot and have a better understanding of arc flash and safety.

Matt R Verified
Arc Flash Safety

Great course!

Roy M Verified
Arc Flash Safety

Great training, really helps get our mind back into the 'what if' mode of working safely.

Ron K Verified
Arc Flash Safety

Good training, thanks.

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Arc Flash Safety

Well laid out and paced course. Informative and easy to follow.

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10/10 would take this course again

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Great training. Thank you.

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This course is very informative and the training will be used in most day to day operations in my position.

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Very good overall course. Detailed and understandable.

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Knowledgeable should be given more often.

Donald H Verified
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I enjoyed this course. it was easy to use, simple to follow and very informative. thank you for this training opportunity

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Very good refreshing course. Very Good tool to certify third parties that you know your trade and the related safety concerns

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It was good.

Darius C Verified
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Outstanding presentative with informative information provided to both inexperienced and experienced personnel.

Bradley C Verified
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Great training. Thanks

Carl P Verified
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The instructor did a great job of explaining the course material.

Robert G Verified
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I thought this was very helpful, informative and easy to use

Michael V Verified
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This is an easy to follow course. Very informative and allows to be done at own pace.

Miles Z Verified
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Great training course with lots of useful information

Parker D Verified
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Excellent course. Easy to understand and interactive!

Victoria B Verified
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This course had a lot of good information, and covered a useful range of topics. I would say that some information about ratings/standards/tools may not all be remembered.

Efrain C Verified
Arc Flash Safety

It was great learning experience will recommend to my coworkers.

Benjamin M Verified
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Excellent program! Very informative and should be taken a minimum of once a year to stay sharp on hazard identification and harm prevention.

Gary S Verified
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Good online coarse, content was up to date and informative.

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It is very informative and safety is focused during the course.

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Very informative

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this course was very informative

Bernardo H Verified
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Estimados Señores Felicitaciones, muy bien elaborado el curso, concreto y directo. Formulo votos de éxitos a todos quienes conforman el equipo de trabajo de su distinguida Organización.

Jamal E Verified
Arc Flash Safety

It is extremely helpful and it will teach you all of things

Roger M Verified
Arc Flash Safety

This was a good course for ensuring a qualified electrical worker has the proper knowledge to safely and effectively perform their job tasks.

Rogelio A Verified
Arc Flash Safety

This is very detailed course that explains a lot of good information that can be used and to look out for in the field

Tim F Verified
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Very use full thanks

Jose M Verified
Arc Flash Safety

Muy bien así nos enseñan a cómo trabajar con power vivo.y que tipo de traje podemos utilizar.

Chris B Verified
Arc Flash Safety

I thought the training was sufficient and easy to understand.

David C Verified
Arc Flash Safety

I was a close up witness of a 3000 volt arc flash event 40 years ago with two Edison Workers. I UNDERSTAND COMPLETELY

John H Verified
Arc Flash Safety

The course was excellent & very well presented. The online presentation was hugely beneficial to myself & group of Technicians in ensuring Arc Flash Training has been given to each.

Andres L Verified
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good information and awareness on this course

Emiliano S Verified
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good information thanks

Frank F Verified
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Very good. It will help everybody to do a safe job.

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