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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 2018 Standard for Electrical Safety Requirements for Employee Workplaces-general workplace safety requirements concerning electrical equipment.
  • NFPA 70 2017 National Electrical Code-a comprehensive set of electricity-related regulations including wiring, power systems, safety standards, and general-use equipment.
  • IEEE Standard 1584-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).

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
    • Vaporized Metal and Shrapnel Injuries
    • Responding to Downed or Contacted Energized Lines
    • Arc Flash Hazard Classifications
  • 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
    • 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
  • 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; retraining 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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Click to Learn More What a few people who've taken this course have to say.

Very use full thanks
Tim F
May 11 2020

Muy bien así nos enseñan a cómo trabajar con power vivo.y que tipo de traje podemos utilizar.
Jose M
May 08 2020

I thought the training was sufficient and easy to understand.
Chris B
May 05 2020

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
Apr 29 2020

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
Apr 24 2020

Good course.
Joe B
Apr 21 2020

good information and awareness on this course
Andres L
Apr 16 2020

Good course.
Donald C
Apr 13 2020

good information thanks
Emiliano S
Apr 09 2020

Good training
Troy C
Apr 07 2020

Very good. It will help everybody to do a safe job.
Frank F
Apr 06 2020

I enjoyed class. Very educational.
John P
Apr 06 2020

Very useful
Silviu M
Apr 06 2020

Good class. Glad I passed although I got one question wrong where I second guessed myself
Kevin R
Apr 06 2020

It's good to understand about the danger of electricity and arc flashes. Great course.
Robert M
Apr 06 2020

Best course I have taken so far. Very informative and helpful. Thank you
Michael O
Apr 02 2020

I found this course to be very informative and educational.
John D
Mar 31 2020

I thought the case studies were very helpful. The tables were a little bit hard to remember the exact numbers.
Michael J
Mar 30 2020

The training course was excellent. It used the correct amount of visual and audio aids to teach the material.
Dalton S
Mar 26 2020

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
Mar 26 2020

I think this was a good course. Thanks.
Christopher B
Mar 26 2020

Overall very good course. I liked the way it was laid out and presented.
John H
Mar 17 2020

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
Mar 16 2020

Very informative
Tim H
Mar 11 2020

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