New platform delivers vital code information on demand
October 29, 2020 – The National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) has announced the 2021 edition of NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® as the latest addition to NFPA LiNK™, the Association’s new information delivery platform that will include codes and standards, supplementary content, and visual aids for building, electrical, and life safety professionals and practitioners.
Originally developed at OSHA’s request, NFPA 70E helps companies and employees avoid workplace injuries and fatalities due to shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast. With the addition of NFPA 70E to NFPA LiNK, users have instant access to requirements for safe work practices that reduce a worker’s exposure to major electrical hazards.
In September, NFPA introduced the platform with the four most recent editions of NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code® (NEC®), the most widely used code in the United States and referenced around the globe.
Electrical professionals and practitioners have turned to NFPA codes and standards to perform their work more efficiently and effectively for more than a century. Over time, however, the ways they have approached their jobs have shifted; work now demands employees have the most current, relevant information and resources available at their fingertips to help solve problems quickly and at any given location.
“Electrical professionals tell us they not only want important code information, but they also need context and insights to help them better understand problems and develop solutions in real time,” said Jim Pauley, NFPA president and CEO. “NFPA LiNK is a revolutionary platform that will allow them to collaborate and stay connected easily while in the field. This means more lives are saved and more property protected from electrical hazards.”
To help address these growing needs, NFPA LiNK can be accessed via mobile devices, tablets, laptops, or other preferred device, and will become a “living library” for users that offers:
- The ability to work alongside the NEC and NFPA 70E by adding personal notes, assigning colors, and saving to custom collections for quick and easy reference
- A broader understanding of code requirements through access to expert commentary, visual aids, and helpful resources
- Collaboration features to share code sections, work across teams, and ensure everyone knows what is required
- Navigation tools that enable users to quickly locate the information they need based on the situations they encounter
NFPA LiNK subscribers will get access to continuous updates, features and functions, and new editions of NFPA codes and standards as they are released. NFPA will expand the collection of codes and standards within the application to include the more than 300 that NFPA offers.
More information about the platform, a timeline of additional codes and standards that will be coming to NFPA LiNK, and a product introduction video can be found at nfpa.org/LiNK. Purchase or try NFPA LiNK by visiting the website.
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About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Founded in 1896, NFPA is a global self-funded nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission. For more information, visit www.nfpa.org. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed online for free at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.
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