At course completion, participants will: 

• Define the purpose, scope, and arrangement of the NFPA 70E. 

• List employer and employee responsibilities for maintaining compliance with the NFPA 70E. 

• Recognize a qualified person on the jobsite. 

• List safety requirements for contracted employees on a jobsite. 

• Describe testing and troubleshooting procedures on a jobsite. 

• Explain how to perform visual inspections of testing tools and equipment.  

• Explain equipment handling and storage procedures. 

• Recognize danger when working with equipment in wet and conductive areas. 

• Describe required GFCI and AFCI protection. 

• Explain lockout/tagout procedures. 

• List the eight steps for verifying an electrically safe working condition. 

• Explain the requirements for working on energized conductors, circuit parts, and equipment.  

• Define an arc-flash. 

• Describe an arc-flash assessment. 

• Define personal protective equipment (PPE). 

• List types of PPE for head, hands, feet, and body protection. 

• Describe an arc-flash boundary. 

• Define “maintenance” per the NFPA 70E. 

• Identify dangers surrounding overhead lines. 

• Explain the need for protection of open wiring. 

• Describe hazardous (classified) locations. 

• Describe safe conduct around batteries. 

• Define the term “special equipment”. 

• Explain safety requirements for storage battery voltages above 50 volts. 

• List safety-related work requirements for research and development labs. 

• Discuss the danger associated with capacitors. 

• Recognize a NFPA Annex.

  • Course ID(s): PWSG22-7967
  • Approved By: Indiana Department of Environmental Management

Instructor Bio

Ralph Stevens

Ralph Stevens is a water Subject Matter Expert, licensed in California, Nevada and Arizona as a Grade 3 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator. Ralph has worked in wastewater for almost 50 years, starting as an operator in a wastewater treatment plant and serving most recently as the Maintenance Reliability Supervisor for the Clark County Water Reclamation District. He is a certified Class Trainer for the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) and has served as the Operations and Maintenance Chairperson for the same organization. He has won a number of awards for his work, including CWEA Electrical and Instrumentation Person of the Year (2015), Safety Plant of the Year (2017), and the WEF Burke Safety Award (2019). Ralph goes out of his way to help and protect staff and the environment.