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Arc Flash Safety

Danger Arc Flash and Shock Hazard

Online Training Certification Course
NFPA 70/70E, IEEE 1584, OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S

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This course presents an overview of measures to reduce hazards presented by arc flash events. It will cover basic electrical concepts, circumstances that can present the risk of arc flashes, electrical industry safety standards, and hazard control measures when work responsibilities cause you to work on or near equipment at risk for arc flash. Because of the nature of arc flash events, we will review the regulations for both electrical and fire safety.

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What are the governing regulations?
Because of the nature of arc flash events, regulations for both electrical safety and fire safety apply. The following list gives a brief summary of the applicable regulations and their concerned areas.

  • OSHA 29 Code of Federal Regulations Part 1910 Subpart S-vital electrical safety requirements, including design standards, work practices, and maintenance requirements.
  • NFPA 70E 2021 Standard for Electrical Safety Requirements for Employee Workplaces-general workplace safety requirements concerning electrical equipment.
  • NFPA 70 2020 National Electrical Code-a comprehensive set of electricity-related regulations including wiring, power systems, safety standards, and general-use equipment.
  • IEEE Standard 1584b 2018-guidance for performing arc flash hazard calculations.

Who must take this training?
Proper employee education and training is essential for safe work practices. Workers should be fully aware of the dangers presented by arc flash events and other electrical hazards and the measures to take to prevent serious injury or death. Training procedures should be included in the written safety program and verification of employee understanding of important safety considerations is a key part of their level of qualification and permission to work on energized equipment.

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Click to Learn More What are the consequences of not training?

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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awesome course well explained material
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Ron E

Very good overall course. Detailed and understandable.
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Knowledgeable should be given more often.
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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
Donald H

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

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

It was good.
Kempton G

Great training. Thanks
Bradley C

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

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

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

Great training course with lots of useful information
Miles Z

Excellent course. Easy to understand and interactive!
Parker D

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.
Victoria B

It was great learning experience will recommend to my coworkers.
Efrain C

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

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

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

Very informative
Robert S

this course was very informative
Andrew T

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.
Bernardo H

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

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

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

Very use full thanks
Tim F

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

I thought the training was sufficient and easy to understand.
Chris B

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

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.
John H

good information and awareness on this course
Andres L

good information thanks
Emiliano S

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

I enjoyed class. Very educational.
John P

Good class. Glad I passed although I got one question wrong where I second guessed myself
Kevin R

It's good to understand about the danger of electricity and arc flashes. Great course.
Robert M

Best course I have taken so far. Very informative and helpful. Thank you
Michael O

I found this course to be very informative and educational.
John D

I thought the case studies were very helpful. The tables were a little bit hard to remember the exact numbers.
Michael J

The training course was excellent. It used the correct amount of visual and audio aids to teach the material.
Dalton S

I thought your training was well laid out and informative. I have been working in the electrical and IR thermography field for over 30 years yet I still learned from this training. Thank you.
John R

I think this was a good course. Thanks.
Christopher B

Overall very good course. I liked the way it was laid out and presented.
John H

Good online class. I thought that this was a good refresher for the previous classes that I have taken in my apprenticeship and as a Journeyman. Information was clear and easy to follow.
Evan H

Very informative
Tim H

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Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • 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
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our Arc Flash Safety Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, non-scored quiz questions and a final exam.

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this Arc Flash Safety Training 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.

Click to Learn More How long do I have to complete this course?

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 then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

According to NFPA 70E:

Regular retraining for qualified persons in tasks performed less than once per year; Employees must be retrained in safe work practices and in any changes to the NFPA 70E standard at least once every three years. Retraining is also required for non-qualified persons at non-compliance or change of procedure or technology

According to OSHA when the employer has reason to believe that any affected employee who has already been trained does not have the understanding and skill required. Circumstances where retraining is required include, but are not limited to, situations where:

(1) Changes in the workplace render previous training obsolete; or
(2) Changes in the types of PPE to be used render previous training obsolete; or
(3) Inadequacies in an affected employee's knowledge or use of assigned PPE indicate that the employee has not retained the requisite understanding or skill.
Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable Arc Flash Safety Training certificate and wallet card.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

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

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