Virtual NFPA 70E Training 

NFPA 70E Arc Flash Training

Training Curriculum

Arc Flash training complies with NFPA 70E (2018 Edition), OSHA 29 CFR 1910.331-335 for safety related work practices and the National Electric Code (NEC). This training combines lecture and video presentations that apply to all required elements of the OSHA's Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices (Subpart S) for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.

Training is available as a four or eight hour program. Curriculum includes:

OSHA Regulations and Other Electrical Standards

  • 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S
  • NFPA 70E 2018 Edition Review
  • National Electric Code (NEC)

Electrical and Worker Safety

  • Understanding What an Arc Flash Is
  • Characteristics of an Arc Flash
  • What is an Arc Flash Hazard
  • Unsafe Conditions vs. Unsafe Acts

  • Effects of Electrical Shocks/Arc Flash
  • How Does All This Affect You in the Workplace?
  • Contact Release - Release from Potential Electrocution


Energized Equipment

  • Qualified Person as Defined by OSHA and NFPA 70E
  • Lockout/Tagout Process (29 CFR 1920.147)
  • OSHA/NFPA 70E Live Work Requirements
  • Voltage Sensors and Meters

  • Determining Zero State of Energy
  • Working on Energized Equipment
  • Grounds and Grounding

Safe Work Practices

  • Safe Approach Boundaries
  • Hazard Analysis
  • Safe Switching Practices
  • How to Protect Yourself from Potential Electrical Energy

  • Conductive Apparel and Insulated Tools
  • Confined or Enclosed Workspaces
  • Caution vs. Warning vs. Danger 


  • Test Instruments and Equipment
  • How to Read Arc Flash Labels 
  • How to Minimize the Risk of Exposure
  • Working on or NEar - Switchgear, MCC, Transformers, and VFD

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Selecting the Required PPE for the Proper Category of Hazards
  • Inspection of PPE 
  • Signs, Tags and Barricades
  • Transformer losses


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