This four-hour course completes the detailed look at the 2024 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) asked the NFPA to create the 70E Standard to help electricians observe workplace safety regulation. The NFPA 70E Standard is not from OSHA, but it fulfills applicable OSHA requirements.

This course’s content and the 2024 NFPA 70E are also consistent with 2023 NFPA 70 National Electrical Code requirements. All lesson material is approved by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.

Electricians who finish this course will be able to:

  • Understand the types of personal protective equipment (PPE) and that maintenance or inspection of PPE is required at regular intervals.
  • Understand maintenance requirements for covers and their fasteners that protect workers from electrical wiring and parts.
  • Understand maintenance requirements for rotating equipment, terminal boxes, terminal chambers, and enclosures.
  • Be familiar with battery and battery room safety.  
  • Understand risk assessment and its value for promoting safety on the job site.  
  • Explain that special electrical equipment is recognized and covered by NFPA 70E and that electrical equipment deemed special by NFPA 70E has dedicated NFPA 70E requirements for worker's safety.  
  • Be familiar with Informative Annex lists provided by NFPA 70E as helpful information but not as part of the NFPA 70E Standard.
  • Course ID(s): WA2024-353
  • Approved By: Washington Department of Labor & Industries

Instructor Bio

Jerry Durham

Jerry previously served the state of North Carolina as a Level III electrical inspector and provided state-approved electrical training for electrical inspectors at both Alamance County and Guilford County (NC) Community Colleges. Jerry taught the Kentucky state-approved four-year electrical apprenticeship programs offered by the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Trade School and Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Trade School, and served the state of Kentucky as a Master Electrician and Louisville Metro Code Enforcement Officer. Jerry is a Certified Distance Education Instructor (CDEI) and NCCER Core and Electrical Curriculum certified instructor. Jerry currently holds North Carolina and ICC electrical inspector accreditations and is recognized by the state of Washington as an approved electrical administrator.