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Because of the nature of arc flash events, regulations for both electrical safety and fire safety apply. Since the 1970's, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has incorporated standards from the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) codes to frame electrical safety regulations. While all of these codes are not strictly OSHA regulations, following NFPA codes ensures OSHA compliance, and some regulations apply language from NFPA codes directly. 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 Standard for Electrical Safety Requirements for Employee Workplaces-general workplace safety requirements concerning electrical equipment.
- NFPA 70 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 course?
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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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.
Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable Arc Flash Safety Training certificate and wallet card.
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.
Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
Our Arc Flash Safety Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, non-scored quiz questions and a final exam.
Electrical work presents a variety of specialized safety considerations, and arc flash events are some of the most dangerous safety hazards for electrical equipment. Ten arc flash accidents happen each day in the U.S., so it is imperative that workers understand the risks of arc flash events and the safety procedures that can prevent serious injury or death in the event of an arc flash.
This course provides an overview of the hazards associated with arc flash events and provides important information on how to minimize the risk of their occurrence. Because of the nature of arc flash events, we will review the regulations that apply for both electrical safety and fire safety.
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
- Managers and Supervisors
- 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
- 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
- Additional Resources
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.