MN 8 Hour Code Change & Safety Training Course for PLTs
- 8 Hour Course
This course offers 8 hours of continuing education (4 hours code & 4 hours non-code) approved by the DLI for licensed PLTs, including the four hours of content on current codes required to renew a PLT license. The class provides 8 instructional modules:
Module 1: NFPA 72, the National Fire Alarm & Signaling Code, including its history and organization, how pathway class designations differ and the advantages and disadvantages of each. This module also discusses five of the most critical changes to the NFPA 72-2019.
Module 2: 2020 NEC Introduction & Changes to Chapter 1: An overview of the changes to NEC-2020, discussion of 6 significant code-wide changes & 8 new or revised definitions from Chapter 1 followed by 2 changes to Article 110 on Mechanical Execution of Work & Terminal Connection Torque.
Module 3: Chapters 2 [Wiring & Protection] and 3 [Wiring Methods & Materials] 13 Selected Changes from NEC-2020 most likely to impact PLTs in the field, including new lighting load calculations, surge protection, junction boxes, and power monitoring equipment.
Module 4: Chapter 4 [Equipment for General Use], Chapter 6 [Special Equipment], and Chapter 7 [Special Conditions]: a survey of relevant NEC-2020 provisions for PLTs on switches, electronic control of lighting, horticultural lighting, and IT supply circuits, followed by every change to NEC-2020 in Article 725 [Class 1, 2 & 3 Remote-Control Signaling and Power-Limited Circuits].
Module 5: Chapters 7 & 8 of NEC-2020: 1 change to fire alarm systems in Article 760, four changes to Optical Fiber Cable in Article 770, seven changes drawn from Articles 800 & 805, including the new Article 800 for General Requirements, and two changes to Article 840 on Premises-Powered Broadband.
Module 6: OSHA Safety Training: how to identify, reduce exposure, and respond to the most common workplace hazards - Slips, Trips & Falls; Power Tools & Electricity; Excavation & Trenching; Heavy or Awkward Lifting; and the strains caused by Working in Awkward Position, Extreme Temperatures, Extended Workdays and Working Alone.
Module 7: General Safety Practices, including Employer Responsibilities, First Aid, Hazard Communication & Safety Committees. The class then looks more deeply at Construction-Specific Safety Practices, including Signs Tags and Barricades, Fall Protection and Prevention, Hazardous Materials & Treating Eye Injuries
Module 8: Standard 1926 Subpart K, the OSHA Standard on construction workplace safety, electrical, including requirements on Batteries, PPE, Lockout/Tagout Procedures, Emergency Action Plans, Excavation, and Overhead Power Lines. This module next offers an overview and guide on how to apply the pre-eminent standard on electrical safety in the workplace, NFPA 70E.
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- Approved By: Minnesota DLI
Charles "Chuck" Price is At Your Pace Online's Subject Matter Expert for the Electrical Trade. He started out in grocery management at the age of 18 and after 5 years decided to venture into the electrical trade in 1996. He served his apprenticeship and quickly became a foreman running work. He gained experience in many facets of the trade such as working on traffic signals, hospitals and healthcare buildings, waste water treatment plants, and many commercial applications including telecommunications data centers. He currently is working for the area's largest healthcare system.
One of his passions is working with kids - and that starts with his own two boys! He has coached youth football and basketball at several levels and is part of a men's organization that raises money for the youth as well. He is a leader in the local 4-H group, helping kids learn about animal science. All in all, Chuck focuses on being the best father he can be, while maintaining a firm grasp on the ever-changing electrical industry.