AIHce Indianapolis



PDC 703
NFPA 70E (2012): Basic Electrical Safety/Arc Flash - SOLD OUT

introductory | 2.67 CM Points/ 16 Contact Hours/ 2.0 CEU/COC Point | Saturday & Sunday | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Limit: 35

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Engineering, Safety

Whether you have attended this PDC before or are new to the topic, this PDC has been revised to cover the updated 2012 edition of NFPA 70E electrical safety and arc flash requirements. This course will examine how-to issues using a participant hands-on approach to comprehend and demonstrate concepts learned in the lecture portions. Content will cover the basic principles required to meet OSHA and NEC standards. A chronological sequence will also be provided for implementing an electrical hazard-control and management program.

Value Added:
Receive a copy of the revised 2012 NFPA 70E: Electrical Safety in the Workplace. ABIH Safety Rubric.

Learning Aids:
Participants must bring a scientific calculator and a laptop with MS Excel.

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe engineering design and management requirements and practices including application of the 2012 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E electrical safety requirements.
  • Discuss the basic principles of electricity, including basic circuitry and electrical units and engineering controls.
  • Identify hazards of electricity to the human body.
  • Explain general requirements for electrical installations, wire design and protection, and hazardous locations.
  • Apply safety-related work practices for energized systems, including the assignment of protective clothing, other personal protective equipment (PPE), and approach and flash boundaries utilizing NFPA 70E and IEEE 1584 arc flash calculations.
  • Implement training requirements for qualified persons.
  • Established an electrical safety program.
  • Demonstrate skills learned through hands-on laboratory sessions on basic principles, reverse polarity, risk assessment, and PPE/personnel protection assignment based on shock and arc flash potential.


  • Basic principles of electricity
  • Hazards of electricity
  • Electrical installations
  • Wiring protection and design
  • Hazardous location
  • Work practices
  • Risk assessment
  • Personal protective equipment assignment
  • Approach and flash boundaries
  • Electrical safety program
  • Training for qualified persons

Transfer of Knowledge:
Instructors will evaluate participants understanding of the materials presented based on:

  • Post-course test
  • Hands-on demonstrations and practicum
  • Practice exercises
  • Workshops
  • Group activities

Sponsoring Committee:

Important PDC dates:

  • May 18 — E-handout download instructions are e-mailed.
  • June 1  — Contact the AIHA if you have not received your e-handout e-mail.
  • June 1  — AIHce 2012 online communities for collaborative learning open.
  • June 15-17 — AIHce 2012 PDCs are presented. Participants must bring a printed or electronic copy of their PDC handout.
  • August 31 — AIHce 2012 online communities for collaborative learning close.
  • August 27 Educational transcripts updated and available for download