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Arc Flash and Electrical Safety Best Practices (NFPA 70E 2021 Edition) - Online Course (019396)
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Arc Flash and Electrical Safety Best Practices (NFPA 70E 2021 Edition) - Online Course

Learn the current regulations and industry standards for protecting electrical workers from the hazards of shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast. Read more.

Training provided by Summit Training Source, an OSHA-authorized online training provider. To learn more or to purchase, call 1-800-843-3174, x8226.

Product Codes:

  • 68021

List Price: $40


For linemen and other utility workers, death by electrocution is a daily hazard that requires attention. In the utility sector, awareness of electrical hazards must be a daily theme for safety and training professionals.

To reduce the risk of injury in the utility industry, trade associations and federal agencies now have many safe work practices and procedures in place to protect employees when working on or near energized electrical equipment and conductors. Current regulations and industry standards are in place to protect electrical workers from the hazards of shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) updated its standard for electrical safety in the workplace for the 2021 edition of NFPA 70E. The 2021 edition of NFPA 70E addresses:

  • New electrical safety program policy
  • Increased focus on capacitor safety
  • Requirements for arc-rated outerwear
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Arc Flash and Electric Shock
  • Making Work Safe
  • Elements of an Electrical Safety Program
  • The Importance of Best Practices
  • Lock and Tag
  • Use of Test Equipment
  • Job Briefings and Energized Work Permits
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Intended Audience: This course is geared towards the “Unqualified Worker” and the “Non-Supervisor/General Worker”
  • The Unqualified Worker:This includes, but not limited to, building and equipment maintenance and operations staff, mechanical contractors, and construction trades. Unqualified workers may work in close proximity to electrical exposures in the course of their normal duties. The training provided in this course familiarizes the unqualified worker with the nature of the hazards, teaching them how to recognize and protect themselves from electrical hazards. Although unqualified electrical workers do not perform energized circuit (“live” or “hot”) work, they may provide on-the-ground assistance to qualified workers or be near live work, in the case of “maintenance and operations staff, mechanical contractors, and construction trades.” There is value in these workers having awareness-level knowledge of what live work involves and why reg.
  • Non-Supervisor / General Worker: This is the general employee, not the employer, manager, safety manager, risk manager, electrical inspectors, or supervisor. This course does not include content that is the responsibility of an employer, safety manager, or supervisor – such as doing a hazard analysis or selecting the appropriate PPE. This course informs the student/general employee that these actions are the responsibility of the employer. This course also does not teach the specifics with regard to hazard assessment. Rather, lesson content provides information on those elements that contribute to evaluating exposure, risk, and the selection of controls. Identifying workplace hazards is site specific and requires additional training.
  • Course Length: 50 minutes
  • Language: Available in English
  • Copyright Date: 2022


Learning Objectives

The Arc Flash and Electrical Safety Best Practices (NFPA 70E 2021 Edition) online training course includes these updates for the NFPA 70E 2021 Edition:
  • Differentiate between arc flash and electric shock
  • Recall hazards, injuries, and indirect consequences related to arc flash and electric shock
  • Recognize the way approach protection boundaries are determined
  • Match approach boundary criteria with worker qualifications
  • Identify necessary training and skills for qualified workers
  • Recall primary elements of an electrical safety program
  • Recognize the purpose of lock and tag procedures
  • Identify different types of lock and tag devices
  • Identify basic procedural steps for lock and tag
  • Identify the requirements for the use of test instruments and equipment
  • Recall the requirements, benefits, and components of a job briefing
  • Identify the requirements, benefits, and components of an energized work permit
  • Recall PPE responsibilities and requirements related to work around energized electrical equipment and parts

System Requirements

To ensure full course functionality, your computer will need to meet or exceed the following requirements:


  • Windows 8, Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra) or higher
  • Mobile App: Android v7 — Nougat (8/2016) and above, iOS v11 and above
  • Persistent, high-speed internet connection with at least 1.5Mbps download speed
  • Speakers or headphones
  • Pop-up blockers must be disabled
  • JavaScript must be enabled
  • Cookies must be allowed
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 10 or higher


  • Windows: Internet Explorer 11, Edge Chromium, Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
  • Mac & Mobile App: Safari (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)

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