Who Needs NFPA 70E Training In 2021?

Kansas City based Electrical Safety Specialists offers NFPA 70E training anywhere in the United States. OSHA 1910 Subpart S mandates that any employee who might come into contact with an electrical hazard must receive electrical safety training. Though OSHA does not specifically call for NFPA 70E training, it is considered the industry standard for worker safety and compliance.

Employees must be retrained in safe work practices and in any changes to the NFPA 70E standard at least once every three years combined with annual audits. Training is also required with new employees, at intervals not to exceed 3 yrs, after a change in job duties, and if supervision or annual audits indicate employees are not the lockout/tagout procedures.

Both Qualified and Unqualified Persons Need NFPA 70E Training

NFPA 70E training should include not only “qualified persons” who work within 3′ 6″ of exposed energized parts operating at 50 volts or above or if an electrical hazard exists, but also “unqualified persons,” such as janitorial or maintenance staff who work near an electrical hazard. Outside contractors and others who may visit the facility should also provide proof of training. 

NFPA 70E Article 110.2(A) states:

“The training requirements contained in this section shall apply to employees exposed to an electrical hazard when the risk associated with that hazard is not reduced to a safe level by the applicable electrical installation requirements.”

Eliminating or neutralizing a hazard by de-energizing, disconnecting, grounding, locking out, or other means should be the top priority for the employer. If that is not possible, however, employees must be trained to work safely around the hazard. Article 110.2(B) states:

“The training required by this section shall be classroom, on-the-job, or a combination of the two. The type and extent of the training provided shall be determined by the risk to the employee.”

NFPA 70E Training from ESS

Training from ESS covers the complex regulations and standards and the latest in OSHA’s enforcement direction of arc flash training, offered in 4, 8-hour, and two-day Qualified Electrical Worker training with hands-on demonstration of skills for each employee. Topics include positive electrical safety culture, safe work practices, emergency response, shock hazards, PPE requirements, hazardous electrical energy control procedures, and labeling requirements, among others.

ESS will provide all the documentation required when training is completed. Article 110.2(E) states:

“The employer shall document that each employee has received the training required by 110.2(D). This documentation shall be made when the employee demonstrates proficiency in the work practices involved and shall be maintained for the duration of the employee’s employment. The documentation shall contain the content of the training, each employee’s name, and dates of training.”

ESS are experts in electrical safety, training, Arc Flash Assessments, testing, services for electrical projects. In a short time, we will travel to your facility anywhere in the United States and conduct training for employees, giving you more time to deal with other issues.

NFPA 70E training from ESS protects employees from injury and builds a culture of safety within the company. Contact ESS today to get more information and learn how your employees can learn to perform their tasks in a safe and efficient manner.

Kansas City based Electrical Safety Specialists offers NFPA 70E training anywhere in the United States.

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