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Arc Flash Hazards: Using NFPA 70E to Protect Employees and Meet OSHA Electrical Safety Requirements - On-Demand

Arc Flash Hazards: Using NFPA 70E to Protect Employees and Meet OSHA Electrical Safety Requirements - On-Demand

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Arc Flash Hazards: Using NFPA 70E to Protect Employees and Meet OSHA Electrical Safety Requirements - On-Demand

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WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn how to protect workers from arc flash hazards by following NFPA 70E standards and meet OSHA electrical safety requirements.


Every year, 2,000 workers on average are treated for severe burns from arc flash incidents. These incidents are both devastating to the victims and costly for employers—in lost time, workers’ compensation and medical costs, and potential OSHA citations.

Violations of OSHA’s electrical safety standards—particularly after a serious injury or fatality—can easily lead to six-figure fines. Therefore, it is imperative that employers take proactive steps to protect employees from arc flash and other common electrical hazards.

When designing a comprehensive electrical safety program, integrating OSHA’s regulatory requirements with the NFPA 70E electrical safety consensus standard is often a key pain point for employers. While NFPA 70E is updated every three years with advancements in technology and information and is current to 2018, OSHA’s electrical safety rule has only been updated to parts of the 2004 version of NFPA 70E. Yet OSHA inspectors will use NFPA 70E as a reference when they inspect workplace electrical safety programs. The result is confusion for safety managers seeking to use NFPA 70E to implement their electrical safety program while maintaining compliance with OSHA standards.

Use this on-demand webinar on how to integrate OSHA’s electrical safety regulations with NFPA 70E consensus standards into an effective and comprehensive electrical safety program.

After attending this webinar, you’ll be able to:

  • Analyze, compare, and assess OSHA electrical safety regulations and NFPA 70E electrical safety consensus standards
  • Take measures to avoid workplace safety violations, injuries, and fatalities related to electric shock and arc flash hazards
  • Recognize how NFPA 70E 2018 relates to OSHA regulations, and how it can help you develop an integrated electrical safety program
  • Identify methods for determining what personal protective equipment is necessary
  • Determine your training obligations for qualified and unqualified workers

About Your Presenter

Lee Marchessault

Lee Marchessault 
President 
Workplace Safety Solutions

Lee Marchessault, the president of Workplace Safety Solutions, started his career in the electric utility industry in 1978. He’s held positions including apprentice power plant operator, meter specialist, high-voltage electrician 1st class and EHS manager. After completing his 4-year electrical apprenticeship program, Lee studied electrical engineering and obtained degrees with concentrations in business administration, behavioral psychology, and communications. As a safety consultant he continues to work with many utilities and general industry companies in and outside of the United States.

Marchessault’s volunteer positions include president and founder and board chair for Vermont Utilities for Electrical Education, Inc., a non-profit organization comprised of the 21 electric utilities in the state of Vermont targeting electrical safety throughout Vermont including schools, contractors and emergency responders working near power lines. He was the editor of the National Safety Council Utilities Division newsletter, the past safety director for the Vermont Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, and an active member in many safety and electrical-related organizations including the Electric Division of the National Fire Protection Association, Utilities Division of the National Safety Council, NEPPA, and ASSP. He continues to maintain his electrical license and holds several safety certifications including Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP), and Certified Utility Safety Administrator (CUSA).