Arc Flash Safety for Utilities (1910.269)

Electrical Safety & Arc Flash Hazard Awareness Training Class

Class Overview

This class is designed specifically for the needs of utility workers working with or near low or high voltage lines or equipment, or for those managing individuals in these environments. Attendees will learn about the dangers of arc hazards, safe work practices in accordance with the NESC and OSHA 1910.269 standards, practical protection strategies, best practices in arc flash, and the state of the art in PPE.

Also offered as a Train the Trainer class.

What You'll Learn

  • OSHA Regulations 1910.269, being qualified and working safely
  • Types of arcs and what happens when you are exposed to an arc flash
  • Arc flash PPE and how it works
  • Public safety (limited approach) boundaries
  • Minimum approach distance
  • Testing and verifying equipment is de-energized
  • Arc flash PPE requirements
  • Personal clothing issues and how to avoid them
  • Arc flash boundary concept
  • Basic hazard assessment
  • Difference between NESC, NFPA 70E and OSHA 1910.269 affecting utility workers
  • 7 electrical safety habits

Who Should Attend?

  • HV Electricians
  • Linemen
  • Utility safety directors
  • RECC or IOU utility managers
  • Meter service workers
  • Underground network linemen/cablemen

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