NFPA 70E 2018: Understanding the Effects of Human Error on Work Performance

Webinar On-Demand
Provided by ISHN
Presented by David Weszely

Learning Objectives:

  1. List factors that lead to mistakes in the workplace.
  2. Explore how to prevent mistakes from happening in the workplace.
  3. Define human error and identify situations that contribute to it.
  4. Identify the human error warning flags.
  5. Discuss how to establish open communication in your workplace culture.


Course may qualify for 1 contact hour with ABiH/BGC.
Course may qualify for BCSP recertification points.

This webinar will dive into the concept of human error and how it can be applied to workplace electrical safety, according to the NFPA 70E 2018 Standard. Workers go into the workplace with the best intentions to do a good job and not make mistakes, but we are human and make mistakes every day.

We will identify and address human error and its negative consequences on fellow workers, programs, processes and the work environment. The NFPA 70E requires a Job Safety Plan and risk assessment to be completed before starting any electrical job that involves exposure to electrical hazards under Article 110.1 (H) (2). Part of the risk assessment procedure requires you to address the negative consequences of human error. We will break down what factors lead to mistakes in the workplace and how to prevent them from happening.

Key takeaways:

  • What is human error?
  • Is human error really the root cause of incidents?
  • Principles of human performance
  • How the brain processes information
  • Situations that contribute to human error
  • Solutions to these situations
  • Human error warning flags
  • Establishing open communication in your workplace culture

David Weszely

David Weszely is the Corporate Safety and Training Manager at SEAM Group LLC and has been with the company for seven years. He provides safety vision, leadership, safety training, and technical expertise in areas of NFPA 70E workplace safety, including electrical safety program development. He also advises management on loss control and risk reduction strategies.