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Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices, Second Edition

The NJATC trains top-quality electrical workers across the country. This Second Edition text covers electrical safety requirements and safety-related work practices of OSHA and the National Fire Protection Association electrical safety in the workplace code, NFPA 70E®.  Specific topics include electrical safety culture, hazard awareness, design considerations, electrical safety program, training, calculation of short-circuit currents, arc flash hazard analysis methods, PPE, and equipment maintenance. Chapters explore calculations required to comply with NFPA 70E, and techniques that can be applied to significantly reduce or eliminate electrical hazards. Each chapter includes two real-life case studies and recommendations for how these incidents could have been avoided. A must for electrical safety professionals, instructors, electrical workers, and contractors.

Features & Benefits

New and exciting chapter features enhance learning and synthesis of the material. These include:

  • Chapter Outline lists the chapter's main topics, providing an overview of what will be learned.
  • Open Case begins each chapter with an official National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) case study, accompanied by two critical thinking questions to focus the readers attention.
  • References are listed for the reader to consult.
  • Learning Objectives outline the main goals of the chapter-what the reader should understand upon completion.
  • Figures showcase photos and illustrations from leading electrical safety product manufacturers, reflecting current products and equipment.
  • Key Excerpts from key sources are clearly identified by indented, smaller type.
  • Tables display numerical information in an easy-to-read format.
  • Vocabulary terms are bolded and underlined in the chapter prose. Terms are defined at the end of the chapter and in the book's glossary.
  • Calculations are displayed in an easy-to-read design and explained step-by-step, facilitating comprehension of equations and their application.
  • 70E Highlights emphasize important points of excerpts from NFPA 70E that directly relate to the material being discussed at this point in the chapter.
  • Background Boxes include additional information or background information that may be beyond the chapter's scope, but helpful to the reader.
  • OSHA Tips discuss OSHA requirements that relate to material being discussed at this point in the chapter.
  • Caution Boxes note specific safety tips that are important for workers to remember on the job.
  • Lessons Learned conclude each chapter with a FACE case study accompanied by multiple-choice questions about the case-allowing the student to synthesize the information learned and apply it to a real-life case.
  • Current Knowledge include Ready for Review a bulleted summary of the chapter's key points; a useful tool for study and review and Vocabulary with definitions taken from key sources such as NFPA 70E and OSHA.
  Chapter  1  Electrical Safety Culture
Introduction  
Culture  
Hazards  
Requirements  
Choices  
Implementation Choices  
Summary  
Lessons Learned  
Current Knowledge  
  Chapter  2  Electrical Hazard Awareness
Introduction  
Workplace Hazards  
Electrical Shock  
Arcing Faults: Arc Flash and Arc Blast  
Summary  
Lessons Learned  
Current Knowledge  
  Chapter  3  OSHA Requirements
Introduction  
OSHA: History and Purpose  
Summary  
Lessons Learned  
Current Knowledge  
  Chapter  4  Design Considerations
Introduction  
Design Considerations  
Current Limitation of Overcurrent Protective Devices  
Devices and Measures That Enhance Electrical Safety  
Summary  
Lessons Learned  
Current Knowledge  
  Chapter  5  History, Evolution, Layout, Style, and Scope of NFPA 70E®
Introduction  
History of NFPA 70E  
Evolution of NFPA 70E  
Layout of NFPA 70E  
Numbering Style  
NFPA 70E Today  
Summary  
Lessons Learned  
Current Knowledge  
  Chapter  6  Overview of NFPA 70E® Concepts
Introduction  
Organization  
Scope  
Purpose and Responsibility  
Host and Contractor Responsibilities  
Training Requirements  
Electrical Safety Program  
Working While Exposed to Electrical Hazards  
Use of Equipment  
Summary  
Lessons Learned  
Current Knowledge  
  Chapter  7  Electrical Safety Program
Introduction  
Establishing an Effective Electrical Safety Program  
NFPA 70E and the Electrical Safety Program  
Groundbreaking Development  
Summary  
Lessons Learned  
Current Knowledge  
  Chapter  8  Training
Introduction  
Is Having a Program in Place Enough?  
Training Requirements  
Summary  
Lessons Learned  
Current Knowledge  
  Chapter  9  The Control of Hazardous Energy
Overview  
Introduction  
The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)  
Typical Minimal Lockout Procedures  
Achieving an Electrically Safe Work Condition  
Lessons Learned  
Current Knowledge  
  Chapter  10  Justification, Assessment, and Documentation
Introduction  
Justification  
Energized Electrical Work Permit  
Approach Boundaries  
Arc Flash Hazard Analysis  
Summary  
Lessons Learned  
Current Knowledge  
  Chapter  11  Calculation of Short-Circuit Currents
Introduction  
Short-Circuit Calculation Requirements  
Effect of Short-Circuit Current on Arc Flash Hazards  
Short-Circuit Calculation Basics  
Procedures and Methods  
Point-to-Point Method  
Short-Circuit Calculation Software Programs  
Summary  
Lessons Learned  
Current Knowledge  
  Chapter  12  Arc Flash Hazard Analysis Methods
Overview  
Introduction  
Arc Flash Hazard Analysis  
Arcing Currents in the Long Time Characteristics of Overcurrent Protective Devices  
Additional Considerations  
Summary  
Lessons Learned  
Current Knowledge  
  Chapter  13  Testing, Overhead Lines, Other Precautions, and Other Protective Equipment
Introduction  
Performing Testing Work  
Uninsulated Overhead Lines  
Other Precautions for Personnel Activities  
Other Protective Equipment  
Summary  
Lessons Learned  
Current Knowledge  
  Chapter  14  Personal Protective Equipment
Introduction  
Personal Protective Equipment  
HRC Classifications to Select PPE  
Summary  
Lessons Learned  
Current Knowledge  
  Chapter  15  Existing Electrical Equipment: Maintenance and Safety
Introduction  
Work Practices and System Upgrades  
Maintenance: How It Relates to Electrical Safety  
Summary  
Lessons Learned  
Current Knowledge  
  Chapter  16  Review and Implementation
Introduction  
Article 110 Review  
Lockout/Tagout and an Electrically Safe Work Condition Review  
Article 130 Review  
Practice Examples Review  
Summary  
Lessons Learned  
Current Knowledge  

National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee

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Palmer Hickman

Palmer Hickman is the Director of Code and Safety Training and Curriculum Development for the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry representing the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the National Electrical Contractors Association. Palmer represents the industry on the NFPA 70E Technical Committee, the National Electrical Code Technical Correlating Committee, Code Panel 1 of the NEC, and the NFPA 70B Technical Committee. In addition, he is an OSHA Master Instructor for Construction, an OSHA authorized Outreach Trainer for Construction and General Industry, and a 30-year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

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