NFPA 77: Recommended Practice on Static Electricity
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What is NFPA 77?
NFPA 77: Document Scope
1.1 Scope. 1.1.1 This recommended practice applies to the identification, assessment, and control of static electricity for purposes of preventing fires and explosions. 1.1.2* This recommended practice does not apply directly to shock hazards from static electricity. However, application of the principles set forth in this recommended practice can reduce such shock hazards to personnel. 1.1.3* This recommended practice does not apply to the prevention and control of static electricity in hospital operating rooms or in areas where flammable anesthetics are administered or handled. 1.1.4* This recommended practice does not apply to lightning. 1.1.5* This recommended practice does not apply to stray electrical currents or to induced currents from radio frequency (RF) energy. 1.1.6* This recommended practice does not apply to fueling of motor vehicles, marine craft, or aircraft. 1.1.7* This recommended practice does not apply to cleanrooms. 1.1.8 This recommended practice does not apply to control of static electricity and static electricity hazards involved with electronic components, which have their own requirements.

This recommended practice offers guidance on identifying, evaluating, and controlling static electric hazards for purposes of preventing fires and explosions.

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What does NFPA 77 address?

NFPA 77 helps users control the hazards associated with the generation, accumulations, and discharge of static electricity by providing a basic understanding of the nature of static electricity, guidelines for identifying and assessing the hazards, techniques for controlling them by process modification and bonding and grounding, and guidelines for controlling static electricity in selected industrial applications.



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