2012 NFPA 70E Electrical Safety Training Update!

What is NFPA 70E Electrical Safety Training? NFPA 70E is the standard is used to make the workplace electrically safe for employees. The training informs the worker of the dangers associated with electricity and ways to reduce the potential for electrical hazards. The 2012 NFPA 70E Handbook (NFPA 70E section 110.2 (A)) States that safety training applies to all employees who face a risk of electrical hazard that is not reduced to a safe level by applicable electrical installation requirements. Such employees should be trained to understand the specific hazards associated with electrical energy. A few changes have been made since 2009. The biggest and probably the most important change is that all employees must be trained and/or retrained every 3 years (NFPA 70E section 110.2 (D)(3)) This is to ensure that all employees with the potential for electrical exposure have been trained and/or updated. It is also recommended that Electrical Safety Training be updated and an arc flash analysis be performed every time a new piece of electrically powered equipment is added to the facility (NEC 2011 110.24). New electrical component additions to the workplace pose new hazards. Therefore every employee that works in the vicinity of the new equipment must also be trained. Training must also be provided to any worker whose duties change and are now required to work in the vicinity of exposed electrical components. A few more changes according to the NFPA 70E handbook include: 105.3: Revised 110.3 to clarify that employees are to be trained prior to implementing safety related work practices. 110.1 (C): Specifies that training on the release of victims from exposed energized equipment is required for employees who Get the facts once and for all! ITU’s 2012 NFPA 70E class sites all of its content so you and your personnel can follow along and learn how to use the actual 2012 NFPA 70E Standard. This book allows you to take electrical safety in the workplace to the next level. If you ever have any questions on how a safety procedure should be implemented you will now have the Standard to refer to. ITU as well as many other professionals highly recommend that every facility have the

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are exposed to shock hazards and those who are responsible for taking action in case of such emergencies, as well as an added provision for certifying employees on using an automated external defibrillator. 110.2(D)(1)(c): Clarifies that on-the-job training associated with this requirement is necessary for the employee to be considered a qualified person and to provide clarity on the duties being performed. 110.2(D)(2): Clarifies the necessary level of training for unqualified people on electrical safety-related work practices. 110.2(E): Requires that the “content of training” be included in the training documentation.

Standard in hand so there are never any surprises. Many electrical contractors and safety companies will try to sell you services claiming that it is required by OSHA or NFPA. With this book in hand you will not be taken advantage of. You will no longer need to fear surprise OSHA safety inspection audits. Should an OSHA representative come to your door, his or her hopes of catching with an electrical safety infraction will be short lived once they see that you have this book in hand. Call ITU today to schedule your NFPA 70E Safety Training class and ask to include the Standard. Order multiple copies for your staff and save $$.

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There are also a few changes that have been made to the Arc Flash Warning Labels. 1. The label must be durable enough to last 5 years in normal conditions and must be capable of withstanding temperatures beyond 165 °F and -50 °F (ANSI Z535.4). ITU’s arc flash warning labels more than exceed this requirement. 2. The label must now have the Maximum Available Fault Current particular to that piece of equipment: All the required safety information provided on the label is based on the max. available fault current. If the system is altered in any way resulting in this value to change than the data must be re-evaluated (NEC 2011 110.24). 3. The date that the fault current calculation was performed should be on the label. The arc flash hazard analysis shall be updated when a major modification or renovation takes place. It shall be reviewed periodically, not to exceed 5 years, to account for changes in the electrical distribution system that could affect the results of the arc flash hazard analysis. (NFPA 70E section 130.5) Warning labels applied prior to September of 2011 are acceptable as long as there have been no changes made to the electrical system (nothing has been added) and they contain the available incident

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Returning ITU clients save big! When your electrical system is modified or a new piece of electrical equipment is added to your facility your arc flash hazard analysis should be updated. It is required by NFPA 70E that your electrical one-line drawings are accurate and up to date with your facility. Four Reasons to go with ITU for your Arc Flash Hazard Analysis Update: 1. Since ITU is already familiar with your existing electrical system and has your one-line drawing already on file we are able to add the new addition without having to completely do the analysis over again. Any new

energy or required level of PPE. If your warning labels are not up to date you must have an arc flash analysis performed in order to acquire the information needed for the warning labels. For more information about Arc Flash Warning Labels CLICK HERE! ITU’s 2012 NFPA 70E Electrical Safety Training class is second to none in the industry! The class teaches the standard with a laid back approach making it fun to learn and easy to get involved. We call it “Straight Talk” Training! Open discussion and No Lecturing! The class covers the following topics: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Understanding the Hazards involved with Electricity What PPE is plus how & when to use it! How to avoid exposure to the hazards! Applied 2012 NFPA 70E Regulations Applied OSHA 1910 Regulations LOTO Summary Understanding the Basic Laws of Electricity Safe Work Practices How to read an Arc Flash Warning Label What Risk Hazard Categories mean PPE Maintenance and use Safe Troubleshooting Procedures Utilizing Energized Electrical Work Permits and much more!

electrical contractor that would come to your facility to update your analysis would have to start from scratch and therefore charge you for a whole new arc flash analysis. 2. Another bonus to having ITU update your analysis is that we would not have to spend very much time in your facility if any at all. Therefore less interference with your company’s operations. 3. Probably the most important reason to go with ITU for your analysis update is that it would take exceptionally less time to get your facility back into compliance. As I mentioned before, a new contractor would have to start from scratch which could take several months to complete the analysis. As a result your facility would sit out of OSHA and NFPA compliance for a longer period of time. 4. ITU is still the #1 provider of Arc Flash Hazard Analysis. Our no frills “just compliance” approach makes us the most affordable yet thorough Arc Flash Analysis and Electrical Safety companies in the U.S. A recent Testimonial: “It was a true pleasure working this week with ITU’s engineers. It’s rare these days to have folks that are not only highly competent and meticulous, but to also have such pleasant demeanours. They are true professionals. We couldn’t be more pleased with the service they provided to us. As a result, it’s clear to me that Mettler Toledo Hi-Speed and ITU will be partners together for quite some time.” John Petry & Doug Mix To get your facility’s Arc Flash Hazard Analysis up-to-date call:

This class is designed for maintenance workers 600 volts and below. Therefore applies to the following workers: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Supervisors Managers Plant Managers Environmental Health and Safety Managers Electrical and electronic engineers Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers Electrical and electronic technicians Electricians Industrial machine operators Material handling equipment operators Mechanics and repairers Painters Riggers and roustabouts Stationary engineers Welders

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