California NFPA 70E - 2012 Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace

NFPA 70E - 2012 Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace

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  • Course Delivery: On Demand
  • Credit Hours: 4
  • Credit Type: General


NFPA 70E for work practices is designed to avoid injury from a release of electrical energy and help to prevent or minimize exposure to all widely recognized electrical hazards. This online course is intended for use by owners, contractors, employers, safety directors and trainers, managers, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) buyers, electrically qualified workers and unqualified employees who need to protection against electrical hazards in the workplace.

The course provides a summary of the major changes to the previous 2009 NFPA 70E in the 2012 edition, and is designed be used in conjunction with a hard copy of the NFPA 70E. We recommend that you use the published standard for reference, particularly to review large tables that cannot be displayed in the course screen due to their size.


Course Objectives

At the end of this program, you should be able to:

  • Describe the major changes made in Article 90 and Chapter 1 of the 2012 NFPA 70E edition.
  • Describe how to establish an electrically safe work condition; electric shock, arc flash, arc blast; personal protective equipment (PPE); approach boundaries; flash protection boundary; and, working "on" or "near" live parts.
  • Describe the elements of an electrical safety program, including program principles, controls and procedures; hazard/risk evaluation; job briefings; and training requirements for single-employer sites and multi-employer sites, and for qualified and unqualified persons.
  • Explain the proper use of test instruments and equipment, portable electric equipment, overcurrent protection, and lockout/tagout procedures and equipment.
  • Distinguish the major types of electrical hazards and the Personal Protective Equipment that is selected to reduce injuries.
  • Describe the major changes in Chapter 2 and 3 in the 2012 NFPA 70E edition.
  • Describe safety-related maintenance requirements for electrical equipment and installations in workplaces.
  • Describe safety requirements for special equipment.

Topics Covered

ARTICLE 90 - Introduction
90.1 - Purpose
90.2 - Scope
90.3 - Standard Arrangement
90.5 - Mandatory Rules, Permissive Rules, and Explanatory Material

CHAPTER 1 - Safety-Related Work Practices
ARTICLE 100 - Definitions
ARTICLE 105 - Application of Safety-Related Work Practices
ARTICLE 110 - General Requirements for Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices
ARTICLE 120 - Establishing an Electrically Safe Work Condition
ARTICLE 130 - Work Involving Electrical Hazards

CHAPTER 2 - Safety Related Maintenance Requirements
ARTICLE 200 - lntroduction
ARTICLE 205 - General Maintenance Requirements

CHAPTER 3 - Safety Requirements for Special Equipment
ARTICLE 310 - Safety-Related Work Practices for Electrolytic Cells
ARTICLE 320 - Safety Requirements Related to Batteries and Battery Rooms
ARTICLE 340 - Safety-Related Work Practices: Power Electronic Equipment


Regulatory Information

NFPA 70E - California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Apprenticeship Standards

  • Name:
  • California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Apprenticeship Standards
  • Phone:
  • 916-319-0460
  • Fax:
  • Website URL:
  • Email Address:
  • Address:
  • 1430 N Street, Suite 4503 Sacramento, CA 95814
  • City:
  • Sacramento
  • State:
  • CA
  • Zip:
  • 95814

End of Course Instructions

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to print a certificate of completion from your training page.


Quiz Information

Each quiz must be passed with a minimum of 70% to proceed to the next lesson.



The final exam must be passed successfully with 70% or higher in order to receive your certificate of completion.


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