Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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532 W. Market St.
Akron, OH 44303

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Sally Cox 
Summit County Safety Council 

NFPA 70E Electrical Safety in the Workplace and Arc Flash Training 

Introduction to Arc Flash Safety – Approximately 3 Hours

  •  History of NFPA 70E
  •  Who is covered
  •  OSHA’s Role in enforcement
  •  Introduction to Arc Flash Safety
  •  Definitions
  •  What is Arc Flash
  •  Arc Flash Hazard Assessment

Flash Protection Boundary and Limits of Approach – Approximately 1 1/2 Hours

  Definition of Boundaries and Spaces

  • Arc Flash
  • Shock Hazard
  • Limited approach boundary
  • Restricted approach boundary
  • Prohibited approach boundary

Qualified Persons and Energized Electrical Work Permits Approximately 1 Hour

 OSHA Provisions for Energized Circuit Requirements

  • Qualified Personnel
  • Unqualified Personnel

 NFPA 70E Safe Work Distances

  • Qualified and Unqualified Personnel
  • Work Permits

Protective Clothing and PPE for Arc Flash – Approximately 1 1/2 Hours

 Arc Flash Rating Systems

  • ATPV
  • EBT
  • HAF

 Work Clothing Burn Characteristics

  • Natural Fibers
  • Man Made Fibers

 Protective Clothing Layering

  • Single Layers
  • Multi Layers

 Protective Clothing

  • Care and Cleaning
  • Expected Wear Life

 Eye, Ear and Face Protection

  • Safety Glasses
  • Faceshields
  • Ear plugs

 NFPA 70E Article 205 General Maintenance Requirements – Approximately 1 Hour

 205.2 Single-Line diagrams

 NFPA 70B Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance


This training is conducted by Jerry Bennett, an authorized OSHA 502 Outreach Trainer. He has been instructing OSHA 10 hour, OSHA 30 hour, as well as Electrical Safe Work Practices/NFPA 70E classes since 2004. Mr. Bennett is a journeyman electrician with more than seventeen years of experience, being employed with Hilscher-Clarke Electric since 2001. Starting in 2007, his focus has been on Preventative Maintenance and Testing as well as Arc Flash Risk Assessment’s for NFPA 70E compliance. Mr. Bennett is a Level I Thermographer with extensive experience in thermal imaging and testing on electrical systems as part of a preventative maintenance program.