OR Electrical Safety (NFPA 70E 2024) Part 1

  • 2 Hour Course
  • $29.00

This two-hour course gives water operators in Oregon an introduction to the 2024 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. 

The NFPA created the 70E Standard to fulfill Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules for safely working with and around electricity. The 70E Standard is not an OSHA publication. However, it still fulfills applicable OSHA requirements. 

The 2024 NFPA 70E publication and this course are also consistent with the 2023 NFPA 70 National Electrical Code’s requirements. All course material is approved by the Oregon Environmental Services Advisory Council.                                 

After completing this course, licensees will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose, scope, and arrangement of the 2024 NFPA 70E. 
  • Understand how the 2024 NFPA 70E Standard applies to general electrical installations, electrical maintenance, and work on special electrical equipment.  
  • Explain the difference between mandatory rules, permissive rules, and explanatory materials in 70E.  
  • Describe terms and definitions specific to the NFPA 70 Standard.  
  • Understand the need and process for establishing electrically safe work conditions around equipment.  
  • Be familiar with an electrical safety program (ESP)   
  • Understand host employer and contract employer responsibilities for maintaining electrical safety on the job site.  
  • Execute safe handling, storage, and grounding of portable electrical tools.  
  • Understand ground-fault protection for electrical tools and equipment. 
  • Course ID(s): 6159
  • Approved By: Oregon Environmental Services Advisory Council

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.