Safety-Related Work Practices, 3E
Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, (NJATC),
for electrical safety professionals, instructors, electrical
workers, and contractors!
The NJATC’s authoritative electrical
experts train top-quality electrical workers across the country.
This Third Edition text covers electrical safety requirements and
safety-related work practices of OSHA and the National Fire
Protection Association electrical safety in the workplace code,
Specific topics include electrical safety
culture, hazard awareness, lockout/tagout, justification and
assessment of working in hazardous conditions, calculation of
short-circuit currents, arc flash hazard analysis methods, PPE,
equipment maintenance, and design considerations.
Chapters explore calculations required to
comply with NFPA 70E, and techniques that can be
applied to significantly reduce or eliminate electrical hazards.
Each chapter includes one
real-life case study and recommendations for how these incidents
could have been avoided.
A must for electrical safety professionals,
instructors, electrical workers, and contractors.
Updated to reflect the
of NFPA 70E.
exciting chapter features enhance learning and synthesis
of the material. These include:
- Chapter Outline
lists the chapter's main topics, providing an overview
of what will be learned.
- Case Study
begins each chapter with an official National Institute
for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) case
- References are
listed for the reader to consult.
- QR codes link the reader
to expert online sources and references
- Learning Objectives
outline the main goals of the chapter - what the reader
should understand upon completion.
- Figures showcase
photos and illustrations from leading electrical safety
product manufacturers, reflecting current products and
- Vocabulary terms
are bolded and underlined in the chapter prose. Terms
are defined at the end of the chapter and in the book's
glossary. Definitions are from key sources such as
NFPA 70E® and OSHA.
- Calculations are
displayed in an easy-to-read design and explained
step-by-step, facilitating comprehension of equations
and their application.
- 70E Highlights
emphasize important points of excerpts from NFPA 70E
that directly relate to the material discussed at this
point in the chapter.
- Background Boxes
include additional information or background information
that may be beyond the chapter's scope, but helpful to
- Quiz Questions
conclude each chapter; multiple-choice questions help
the student synthesize and apply the chapter’s
Chapter 1 Electrical Safety Culture
Chapter 2 Electrical Hazard Awareness
Chapter 3 OSHA Requirements
Chapter 4 Lockout, Tagging, and the Control of Hazardous Energy
Chapter 5 Introduction to NFPA 70E®
Chapter 6 Justification, Assessment, and Documentation
Chapter 7 Calculation of Short Circuit Currents
Chapter 8 Arc Flash Hazard Analysis Methods
Chapter 9 Electrical Equipment Maintenance
Chapter 10 Overcurrent Protective Device and Maintenance
Chapter 11 Electrical System Design and Upgrade Considerations
Appendix A OSHA Citation Examples
Appendix B Partnership Agreement
Appendix C ANSI/NETA Frequency of Maintenance
Appendix D Maintenance Tests
Appendix E NFPA 70E® Article 120
Palmer Hickman is the Director of Code and Safety Training
and Curriculum Development for the National Joint Apprenticeship and
Training Committee for the Electrical Industry representing the
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the National
Electrical Contractors Association.
Palmer represents the industry on the NFPA 70E Technical
Committee, the National Electrical Code Technical Correlating
Committee, Code Panel 1 of the NEC, and the NFPA 70B Technical
In addition, he is an OSHA Master Instructor for Construction, an
OSHA authorized Outreach Trainer for Construction and General
Industry, and a 30-year member of the International Brotherhood of
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