70E Fact Sheet

New 2021 NFPA 70E Fact Sheet Highlights Key Elements of this Important Electrical Safety Standard

The risks of shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast are a significant health and safety concern in the workplace. Many electrical incidents could have been (and can be) prevented through compliance with the latest safety codes and standards.

NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, is a critical document to help provide a working area for employees that is safe from unacceptable risk associated with the use of electricity in the workplace. With the release of the latest edition for 2021, NFPA 70E clearly establishes safety processes that use policies, procedures, and program controls to reduce these risks to an acceptable level. The objective is practical, accomplishable electrical safety that helps ensure employees go home safe at the end of the day.

A new fact sheet explains the purpose of NFPA 70E and highlights the following:

  • Key changes in the 2021 edition
  • The relationship between NFPA 70E and other codes and standards
  • The connection between OSHA's standards and NFPA 70E
  • The role employees and employers play when it comes to electrical safety in the workplace
  • The application of NFPA 70E across the globe

Download the free NFPA 70E fact sheet and learn more about this important standard.

Hear personal stories of people impacted by electrical incidents through NFPA's Faces of FireTM/Electrical education campaign that was created in collaboration with the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors and raises awareness about electrical hazards in the workplace.

More information about NFPA 70E can found on NFPA's document information page and by visiting the electrical solutions webpage.

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LisaMarie Sinatra
Communications Manager, Public Affairs Office

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