NFPA 70E - Arc Flash Hazards (Updated for 2015 Edition)

Course Number: E-2036
Credit: 2 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Robert J. Scoff, P.E.
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Overview

In NFPA 70E - Arc Flash Hazards (Updated for 2015 Edition), you'll learn ...

  • What is an arc flash
  • Properties of arc blasts
  • What is NFPA 70E and who is required to follow it
  • Major revisions in the 2015 Edition of NFPA 70E

Overview

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Credit: 2 PDH

Length: 24 pages

On January 7, 1976, The National Fire Protection Association, Inc. formed a committee to develop a standard that would serve the needs of OSHA. The first edition was published in 1979.

This particular course emphasizes the Arc Flash Hazards that the standard addresses. This is one of the most important issues facing the electrical industry today. The most pertinent information was extracted from the document and put in an easy to understand format.

This is not a complete coverage of NFPA 70E. That would almost require copying the document, word for word. The intention, instead, is to present enough information to get companies and individuals started on a program where the requirements of NFPA 70E will be implemented. Failure to do so could result in large fines. In a strange twist, implementing the NFPA 70E Standard helps companies to reduce their costs. Any specific issues need to be addressed by managers and engineers and handled on a case by case basis. I strongly recommend that everyone who is affected by this regulation have a copy of 70E for reference.

Lockout-Tagout is covered in Informative Annex G. This is not usually a problem, and Lockout-Tagout procedures are usually done when working on dangerous electrical equipment. However, when equipment has to be worked on while connected to energy sources, more care has to be taken, and the procedures are covered by this standard, NFPA 70E.

Chapter 3 is not covered in any great detail. Chapter 3 covers special equipment such as Electrolytic cells. There are also 16 annexes, labeled A through P. Although the Informative Annexes are quite useful, they are not considered a part of the standard, but are included for informational purposes only.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding of the energy levels involved in an arc flash
  • The four limits of approach
  • Arc flash problems at different voltages
  • The required personal protective equipment
  • Setting up an electrical safety program
  • Energized electrical work permits
  • Job planning and planning checklist

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 18 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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