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Electrical Safety Training

JDRM Engineering offers training addressing three different employee job classifications:  Qualified, Unqualified, and Supervisor.  Classroom training is designed to educate employees regarding NFPA 70E 110.2 and OSHA CFR 1910.331-335 compliance pertaining to Electrical Safe Work Practices.

Unqualified Employees Training

OSHA 1910.332(b)(2):  Employees who are covered by paragraph (1) of section 1010.332 (Scope) who are not qualified persons shall be also trained in and with any electrically related practices which are necessary for their safety.

NFPA-70E 110.2(D)(2)  Unqualified persons.

Unqualified persons shall be trained in and be familiar with any electrical safety related practices necessary for their safety.

JDRM Engineering’s Electrical Safe Work Practices Classroom Training Syllabus for unqualified employees as designated by their employer:

  • Electrical arc flash safety awareness
  • Electrical arc flash safety regulations
  • Electrical arc flash hazards
  • Company specific barrier program
  • Application of arc flash warning label information for improved work procedures
  • Employees shall be tested and documented on their retention of the training materials

(Supervisor) Unqualified
Employees Training

This supervisory training should include introductory and specialized courses and materials which will enable supervisors to recognize and eliminate, or reduce occupational safety and health hazards in their working units.  The training shall also include the development of requisite skills in managing the agency’s safety and health program within the work unit, including the training and motivation of subordinates toward assuring safe and healthful work practices.

 NFPA-70E 110.3(H)(2)  Electrical Safety Auditing. “Field Work”

Field work shall be audited to verify the requirements contained in the procedures of the electrical safety program are being followed.  When the auditing determines that the principles and procedures of the electrical safety program are not being followed, the appropriate revisions to the training program or revisions to the procedures shall be made.

Supervisors who have electrical workers on their shift, even though the supervisor is not an electrical supervisor, are required to have training on the OSHA regulations and must understand them.  The supervisors require training so they understand the problems and issues faced by working on or near exposed energized electrical conductors and parts.

JDRM Engineering’s Electrical Safe Work Practices Classroom Training Syllabus for unqualified employees (Supervisors) as designated by their employer:

  • Electrical arc flash safety awareness
  • Electrical arc flash safety regulations
  • Electrical arc flash hazards
  • Company specific barrier program
  • Auditing materials
  • Lockout/Tagout procedures
  • Application of arc flash warning label information for improved work procedures
  • Qualified employee responsibilities
  • Unqualified employee responsibilities
  • Supervisors shall be tested and documented on their retention of the training materials

Qualified Employee Training

OSHA1910.399:  “Qualified Person” One who has received training in and has demonstrated skills and knowledge in the operation of electrical equipment and installations and hazards involved.

OSHA 1910.332(b)(3)

NFPA-70E 110.2(D)(1)  Qualified persons.

A qualified person shall be trained and knowledgeable of the construction and operation of equipment or a specific work method and be trained to recognized and avoid the electrical hazards that might be present with respect to that equipment or work method.

JDRM Engineering’s Electrical Safe Work Practices Classroom Training Syllabus
for employees who will be qualified by their employer:

  • OSHA, NEC, and NFPA 70E Electrical Safety Regulations and Standards review
  • Arc flash / arc blast and its effects
  • How to assess electrical hazards, reduce electrical hazards, and avoid electrical accidents
  • Learn who is “Qualified” and who is not
  • Learn who “Qualifies” and how
  • NFPA 70E Standards Tables regarding personal protective clothing selection
  • Using  NFPA 70E to comply with OSHA requirements
  • OSHA required PPE and when to use it
  • Employer responsibility to supply required PPE
  • Proper use of PPE, insulated tools, and electrical meters
  • AR garment arc ratings and general care requirements
  • Identifying a successful electrical PPE program
  • Examples of specific on-the-job or tasks training (training required by employer)
  • Review CPR requirements and release of victims (training required by employer)
  • Application and proper use of an Energized Electrical Work Permit
  • Safety Audits Information offered through Ohio BWC’s Division of Safety & Hygiene Services
  • Identifying an electrical preventive maintenance program specification (NETA)
  • How to perform a proper Arc Flash Hazard Assessment (IEEE-1584)
  • Employees shall be tested and documented on their retention of the training materials
  • Specific employer safe work practices integrated into the training content

Classroom Materials:

  • Power Point Training Booklet
  • Certificate (upon completion and passing of written examination)

Classroom training is a seven hour instructional program conducted at a location designated by the employer.

Employers are asked to supply on-site photos of employees performing tasks, PPE, signage, and Arc Flash Labels; in addition to any other policies/procedures to customize the classroom training.

(Specific electrical task training is best served (on-the-job) directed and documented by the Employer.)

Electrical Safety Task Training

JDRM Engineering also offers six electrical safety task training modules addressing the following topics:

  • Voltage Rated Glove Testing
  • Arc Flash Labor Information
  • Arc Flash Hazard Barricade Placement
  • Voltage Rated Tools
  • Volt Meter Training
  • Personal Protective Equipment

The purpose of these task modules is to review company policies and procedures related to education on these topics. OSHA 1910.132(f)(1) states “The employer shall provide training to each employee who is required by this section to use PPE. Each such employee shall be trained to know at least the following:

  • When PPE is necessary
  • What PPE is necessary
  • How to properly don, doff, adjust and wear PPE
  • The limitations of the PPE
  • The proper care, maintenance, useful life and disposal of the PPE”

Questions?
Robert (Bob) Nicholson, CESCP
419-824-2400
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