NFPA announces dedication of NFPA 70E Handbook

Published on March 25, 2009
NFPA announces dedication of NFPA 70E® Handbook
NFPA Chief Electrical Engineer, Mark Earley; Regional Adminstrator of OSHA, Marte Kent; NFPA President James Shannon; and OSHA's Ken Mastrullo
March 25, 2009—The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has dedicated the latest edition of the NFPA 70E® Handbook to Kenneth G. Mastrullo of the New England office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Formerly an NFPA senior electrical specialist, Mastrullo served as the NFPA staff liaison for the Committee on Electrical Safety in the Workplace.

“Ken knows electrical safety first-hand. He has had many years of experience as an electrician and a plant engineer, and he understands the real cost of electrical accidents to the worker, the coworkers, and the employer,” said Mark Earley, chief electrical engineer at NFPA.

During his tenure at NFPA, Mastrullo became a spokesperson for electrical safety and spread the word about electrical safety at the IEEE Electrical Safety Workshop, the Voluntary Protection Program Association, and NFPA seminars on NFPA 70E®. Mastrullo’s dedication is noted by the increase in the prominence of NFPA 70E®and other electrical safety programs around the world.

“While Ken can quote the statistics on electrical accidents, he knows that behind those cold hard numbers are real people. He has dedicated his career to protecting those people,” said Earley.

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NFPA 70E ®, Electrical Safety in the Workplace was first published in 1979. It was developed by NFPA, the sponsor of the National Electrical Code®. NFPA 70E was the original basis of OSHA’s rules for electrical safety in workplace. The 2009 edition of the Handbook is the second edition. The Handbook for Electrical Safety in the Workplace is available through NFPA through NFPA’s catalog.

NFPA has been a worldwide leader in providing fire, electrical, building, and life safety to the public since 1896. The mission of the international nonprofit organization is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.

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