The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) 70 (2021) for Qualified Persons in All Industries course from OSHA Education School is a certificate/card-level training designed for all those seeking employer authorization as a qualified person. A qualified person is “one who has demonstrated skills and knowledge related to the construction and operation of electrical equipment and installations and has received safety training to identify and avoid the hazards involved.”
This NFPA 70 (2021) for Qualified Persons in All Industries course is designed to be followed with equipment specific on-the-job training and supervision prior to entry into work as a designated qualified person.
WHAT CHANGED IN THE NFPA 70E STANDARD FOR 2021:
Several significant changes were made in the 2021 edition of the NFPA 70, including the following:
Revisions have been made which can be used to help estimate the likelihood of occurrence of an arc flash incident during initial energization of new equipment
Energy thresholds for electrical equipment and systems in laboratories have been revised to accurately reflect the data in the Informational Note’s resource document.
New article on the safety-related requirements for capacitors has been added.
Article 110 was revised to incorporate the general requirements that were previously in other articles.
New subsection requires that an employer’s electrical safety program include a policy on establishing an electrically safe work condition.
New Table For Rubber Insulating Gloves was added as well as requirements for arc rated outerwear such as high visibility vests.
OSHA Education School’s NFPA 70 (2021) for Qualified Persons in All Industries training is designed to cover the NFPA standards as they relate to the role of the qualified person for electrical workers seeking this status or those require retraining in accordance with new 2021 standards. Specific course topics include the following:
Introduction to NFPA 70E
Establishing electrically safe work conditions
Working while exposed to electrical hazards
Personal protective equipment (PPE)
Requirements for safety-related maintenance and special equipment
Specific industry terms covered throughout the course include the following:
Limited and restricted approach boundaries
Limits of approach
Electrically safe work condition
Electrical Safety Program
Host and contract employers
Qualified and unqualified persons
Shock risk assessment
Arc flash risk assessment
Arc flash incident energy method
Arc flash PPE category Method
Electrical safety authority (ESA)
Lockout/tagout program (LOTO)
Certified Electrical Safety Worker (CESW)
Energized electrical work permit
Arc flash PPE category
Safety grounding equipment
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