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Electrical Safety in the Workplace

Training Course   


Course Duration: 4 Hours
The JMDecker Group Hawaii, LLC

Training Outline

 (OSHA Sub Part “S” and NFPA, 70E)                                                    
  Course Duration: 4 Hours                                                                                       

The aim of this program is to provide comprehensive on-site training to high-risk workers (i.e. skilled trades and maintenance workers) and management on the requirements of Sub Part S, and the prevention of serious injuries from electrical hazards at their worksites. Participants will develop understanding of the requirements of OSHA Sub Part “S” and NFPA, 70E and will be able to identify and reduce or eliminate electrical safety hazards in their workplace. Electrical Safe Work Practices including electrical safety principles, guidelines for qualification of personnel, job planning requirements and Management and Personal Responsibility will be covered.

To provide Participants with basic understanding and knowledge of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.331-335 and NFPA 70e requirements in order to work safely. 

Course Description:
Using adult learning principles, we offer engaging and informative education that encourages participation in Electrical Safety in the Workplace. The purpose is to reduce injuries and return-to-work costs while improving employee morale through participation in workplace change. The course is tailored to the workplace environment on a variety of useful topics, including the following:

  • Introduction to Electrical Safety
  • Identifying electrical Hazards
  • OSHA Requirements
  • Safety Related Work Practices
  • Working On or Near Live Parts
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Action Planning and Course Wrap-up

Course Outcomes:

This inter-active course runs about 8 hours and is packed with information outlined in OSHA regulations and NFPA 702 Part 1 basic electrical safety in the workplace.  At the completion of the course participants will have the following take-a-ways:

  • Describe the intent of an Electrical Safety Program and list the essential elements of an effective program.

  • Use a “Status Check” survey to assess the facility’s electrical safety program and where necessary develop strategies for improvement.

  • List types of electrical hazards to personnel and describe the nature of the hazards.

  • List the characteristics of an arc blast hazard

  • Identify requirements specified in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.301-.308 and NFPA 70E2004 Chapter 4 and describe similarities and differences in OSHA and 70E.

  • Explain how NFPA 70E is used in OSHA compliance and enforcement.

  • Identify requirements for electrical safe work practices specified in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.331-.335 and NFPA 70E Chapter 1

  • Define an “Electrically Safe Work Condition” and list specific steps to be taken to ensure an electrically safe work condition.

  • List the information, including Hazard Risk Category, provided to a worker by a Flash Hazard Analysis and describe its use.

  • List the basic types of personal protective equipment (PPE) for tasks involving electrical hazards.Provide assistance to help achieve workplace goals of OSHA Subpart S and NFPA 70E compliance.