The National Fire Protection Association is the leading knowledge and information resource on electrical, fire, and other associated hazards.
The NFPA sponsors the National Electric Code, a standard for the safe installation of electrical equipment and wiring. Every three years, the NFPA updates NFPA 70E, its Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.
According to the National Safety Council’s “Injury Facts” Data for 2017, there were 154 workplace fatalities from exposure to electricity and 1,850 cases where staff had to take days off work because of fire-related injuries acquired at work. The some of the 2018 revisions are:
So, apart from stoking everyone’s childhood fantasies of becoming a firefighter when they group, what use is this information to your employees? The 2018 update to 70E is huge. It includes major updates to processes, additional definitions. There are new specifications for hand and arm protection. For example, rubber gloves now have to be retested for insulation before they can be used again. There is a newly prioritized hierarchy of control methods for bringing risk to a more acceptable level.
Teaching electrical safety by power point presentation just doesn’t cut it. Adults learn by doing. Investing in a two-day formal seminar on electrical safety training based on the 2018 revision to NFPA 70E will pay dividends in terms of protecting your workers by reducing their exposure to electrical hazards.
Training your staff will help them to avoid workplace injuries and fatalities resulting from shock, electrocution, arc blast, and arc flash. It will also help your organization comply with OSHA 1910 Subpart S and OSHA 1926 Subpart K.
While all of your employees should receive safety training, here are some who will benefit the most from it:
This depends on which training program you go with. But if you find one with hands-on application and real world knowledge, students work through the material and they will learn the practical aspects of the 2018 version of NFPA 70E including:
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At NTT Training, we offer an electrical safety seminar based on the 2018 update of NFPA 70E. For further information about how we can train your workforce in electrical safety and help your company comply with OSHA regulations, why don’t you give us a call today.
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