PDC 704: Electrical Safe Work Practices With Application of NFPA 70E (2018 Edition) – Day 1

Paul Zoubek, CIH, CSP, CESCP, SMS Lead Instructor
Zoubek Consulting, LLC
San Diego, CA 
United States of America
Sat, 5/30: 8:00 AM  - 5:00 PM 
Professional Development Course 
Georgia World Congress Center - Building B 
Room: B403 
CM Credit Hours: 14 


This course was Top Rated in 2019!!!

This course has been updated to cover the 2018 NFPA 70E requirements. It covers principles needed to protect the worker during energized work from shock and arc flash hazards through personnel protection. A chronological sequence will be provided for implementing an electrical hazard control and program management through hands-on and team exercises. Also covered are updated requirements and interpretation of the 2018 Edition of NFPA 70E (Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace).

*Registration includes boxed luncheon.

**Please note: power strips will not be provided at each attendee's seat; however, charging stations for laptops will be provided in each course room.

***Please note this is a 2 Day Course, held Saturday May 30 and Sunday, May 31. By registering, you are committing to attending both days to receive full credit.

Course Outline

• NFPA 70E Background.
• Management/Work Practice Considerations (Qualified Person Definition, Justification for Energized Work).
• Personnel Protection (Personal Protective Equipment, Arc Rated Clothing, Application of Protective Equipment Arc Flash Boundaries, Approach Boundaries, Equipment Labeling).
• Electrical Safety Program Implementation (General Procedures, Work Permit, Contractor/Host Employer Relationship, Auditing & Training Requirements).
• Safety Related Maintenance Requirements.
• Safety Requirements for Special Equipment. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

• Describe personnel protection/management requirements and practices for energized work.
• Apply safety-related work practices for energized systems (e.g., protective clothing, PPE, and approach and flash boundaries).
• Develop risk assessment techniques for energized work.
• Implement training requirements for qualified persons.
• Establish an electrical safety program.
• Apply skills learned through hands-on exercises on risk assessment.
• Make personnel protection assignments based on shock and arc flash potential.
• Administer maintenance and safety requirements for special equipment. 


Attendees should have basic electrical safety at a previous AIHce or general knowledge of electrical hazards. 

Value Added

Participants will receive the revised 2018 NFPA 70E: "Electrical Safety in the Workplace", information for implementing NFPA 70E (2018 edition) requirements for energized work and the ABIH Safety Rubric.  

Course Level


Learning Aids


Learning Level(s)



Risk Assessment and Management
Safety Management

Transfer of Knowledge

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