Arc Flash & Electrical Safety in the Workplace (Virtual)

  • Duration: 8 hours

Do you or your direct reports have access to electrical panels and/or electrical test equipment? All workers who are potentially exposed to energized electrical systems (often maintenance and repair personnel) – and their supervisors – need electrical safety training to remain compliant with OSHA and MSHA regulations.

This highly interactive 8-hour training will take place live in a virtual classroom and will teach you how to address electrical hazards in the workplace and the steps you can take to minimize them, with special emphasis on shock avoidance and arc flash hazard recognition. We’ll walk through personal protective equipment scenarios, electrical test equipment demonstrations, and hazard recognition analysis. Plus, you’ll get an update on NFPA 70E requirements for safe work practices to protect personnel by reducing exposure to major electrical hazards.

Prior to the class start date, participants will receive instructions to connect to the live course through Zoom, a virtual technology guide, and a digital workbook that can be printed out to take notes or saved to your device for future reference.

Course Topics

  • Electrical safe work practices
  • Three phase power systems
  • Electrical test equipment usage and demonstrations
  • Hazard recognition analysis
  • Hands-on personal protective equipment scenarios
  • Regulatory safety requirements regarding electrical safety

Participants need no formal electrical training, but should have a working knowledge of their workplace environment with respect to electrical service and utilization.

About the Instructor
Robert Weston works as a Certified Safety Professional specializing in OSHA and MSHA for the Center for Business & Industry at South Central College. Robert has a vast background in electrical safety in the workplace, including professional experience ranging from an electrical systems technician to an electrical department manager