Location: Installer Training, Booth #522, Level, 2, Venetian Expo Hall
201: Applies to those with some experience who are looking to build on or enhance existing knowledge.
Most of us are familiar with the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70), but did you know this document is part of a trilogy of standards - intended to be used together - to ensure maximum safety for electrical installations? In this one-hour course focused on worker safety, we will look into a different and perhaps lesser known part of this trio: the Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace (NFPA 70E). Using this standard as our guide, we will discuss how to identify and assess electrical hazards and risks, and we will review the "Hierarchy of Risk Control Methods" to understand different strategies for hazard risk reduction. We will also review lockout-tagout principles, shock and arc flash boundaries, and we'll discuss how to select the right PPE for the task at hand. There are many strategies and opportunities for reducing hazards and maintaining a safe working environment for employees, and understanding NFPA 70E is the key to creating safe working areas.