NY Electrical Safety (NFPA 70E 2021)

  • 4 Hour Course
  • $49.00

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.

This course is approved for WASTEWATER OPERATORS only.

  • Approved By: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

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.