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NFPA 70®: National Electrical Code®

Adopted in all 50 states, NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC) is the benchmark for safe electrical design, installation, and inspection to protect people and property from electrical hazards.

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Happy 70th birthday to Sparky the Fire Dog®!
Happy 70th birthday to Sparky the Fire Dog®! As NFPA’s official mascot for the past seven decades, there’s lots to celebrate for this septuagenarian, as he carries a legacy that spans the generations: Kids know and love him, parents grew up with him, and…
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A better understanding of NFPA 70E: NFPA 70E audits
New equipment is added to a facility. Knowledge gained while working through an issue drives change in safety standards. Employees with different backgrounds and from different generations have dissimilar learning styles. Electrical safety is not a static…
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A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: Signs of Weakness in a Safety Culture
Electrical safety in the workplace is not as clear cut as many would like. It would be easier if boxes could be checked and safety would be achieved. However, a detailed step-by-step checklist is not possible. Although the basic concept of not being…
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A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: Being Honest with Yourself about Electrical Safety Training
Reply to this statement if you are capable of being truthful to yourself. I have always followed my electrical safety training. Unfortunately, for majority of us, the honest answer is no, I have not always followed my safety training. For some of us it…
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A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: Electrical Contact Fatalities
With the number of electrical contact fatalities in the workplace being relatively flat since 2012 (average 146 fatalities with a range of 134 to 156), I decided to look into what the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) database provides for the electrical…
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A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: Take responsibility for your own safety
Wherever there is electrical energy there is a potential for an exposure to an electrical hazard. What makes a work environment safe from electrical hazards? For that matter, who makes sure that you are not exposed to electrical hazards? Is it the…
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A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: Three Different Approaches to Electrical Safety and Their Consequences
At the 2019 NFPA Conference & Expo in San Antonio, I presented a program that covered NFPA 70E,Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace and energized work permits. For that presentation, those attending were to consider work tasks and the…
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A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: Impending Equipment Failure
How do you know if equipment is ready to fail? What are signs of impending failure? Who should know what the signs of impending failure are for a piece of equipment? NFPA 70E®,Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® requires that before you…
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A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: When to Protect an Employee from Electrical Hazards
People tend to get hung up on whether or not it is safe to work on a specific piece of electrical equipment. Often the hang up is caused by an attempt to classify a task as electrical work or non-electrical work. Working on electrical equipment or…
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A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: NFPA 70E Equipment Labeling
Section 130.5(H) has specific requirements for equipment labels when there are electrical hazards present. For some reason, users of NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace have trouble applying Exception No. 1 (compliance with a…
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New NFPA 1700 Guide for Structural Fire Fighting Provides Evidence-Based Recommendations
NFPA has released NFPA 1700 Guide for Structural Fire Fighting, the first NFPA document connecting fire dynamics research to response strategy, tactics, and best practices for firefighters controlling fires within a structure.   In 2014, NFPA received a…
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A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: Equipment Labeling is Not the Same as Performing a Risk Assessment
I receive many questions from companies in the process of implementing an electrical safety work program. Can their own employees conduct risk assessments? Who should they hire? How do they know if an organization is qualified to do the work? While I am…
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A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: A Host Employer Has Some Responsibility for the Safety of a Contract Employee
I have written a few blogs about host and contractor employer responsibilities. Over the past year, I have pointed out many times that  NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® has minimum issues that need to be addressed between the…
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A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: Employees at Greater Risk of an Electrical Injury
I have written several blogs regarding employees at risk of an electrical injury. Many of those blogs point out that electrical injuries and fatalities are not limited to those solely in an electrical occupation. It has been a while since I looked through…
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