NFPA 70E® 2021 Electrical Safety (NFPA70E)

NFPA 70E® 2021 Electrical Safety (NFPA70E)NFPA 70E® 2021 Electrical Safety


The NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace has been updated for 2021. This updated standard contains significant changes when compared to the 2018 version. The course covers the requirements for working safely in the electrical environment based on the NFPA 70E. Understanding this standard is imperative for compliance with the OSHA mandates regarding electrical safety in the workplace. OSHA specifically mandates employer assessment of generally recognized hazards in the workplace, and provisions for protecting the employee from those hazards. Some of the changes in the NFPA 70E 2021 edition include: the arc flash risk assessment procedures, a revised task-based table to clarify selection methods for arc flash personal protective equipment (PPE), and the electrical safety program requirements for inspection, job safety planning, and incident investigations on electrical equipment.

The NFPA 70E is updated to reflect ongoing research to improve electrical safe work practices and PPE. OSHA compliance and a safe workplace are the desired outcomes. NFPA 70E provides the directions on how to achieve that outcome. Fewer electrical accidents are in everyone’s best interest.

This course is available in Spanish.

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2 days
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
1.4 CEUs


This two-day course is intended for any personnel who work on or around AC or DC voltages of 50 volts or more, or that are responsible for safety in the workplace. Personnel in any industry where the hazards of electricity are a reality will benefit from this knowledge. This course assists in meeting the mandated training requirements of OSHA 1910.332. Participants will receive the 2018 edition of the NFPA 70E.


Upon completion of this course, the participant will demonstrate by attaining a minimum grade of 80% on the final exam, that he/she is able to:

  • Identify common factors of electrical accidents.
  • Outline the arrangement of the material in the NFPA 70E.
  • Explain the hazards of electrical work and their effects on the employee.
  • Describe the main elements in an electrical safe work program.
  • Summarize the requirements for establishing an electrically safe work condition.
  • Establish the requirements for a shock risk and arc flash assessment.
  • Implement approach boundaries for shock protection and arc flash hazard for qualified and unqualified employees.
  • Select personal protective equipment for shock and arc flash protection.
  • Practice safe work practices if an arc flash hazard is present. 


Classroom Attire:

AVO is committed to the personal safety of each participant. Lecture courses may involve a tour of a work or shop area and for this reason open-toe shoes and shorts are not considered appropriate attire for the classroom.


This course is an option for our Low-Voltage Circuit Breaker Technician Certification Program.

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