Electrical Hazards & NFPA 70E (Overview)
Every year, between 300 and 500 people are fatally electrocuted in U.S. workplaces. Many of those people, including office workers and operators, work only indirectly with electricity. Electricity, as a raw source of power, presents as many hazards as it does benefits. To handle electricity safely, you need to know how it acts, how you can control it and how you can manage its hazards. OSHA relies on consensus standards, most notably the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 70E standard, to effectively protect workers from the hazards of electricity. This course will describe the basic premise of the NFPA 70E regulations and how they affect your workplace safety procedures.
How electricity acts How shock occurs The severity of shock The effects of an electric current in the body How to correct electrical hazards The role of NFPA 70E