NFPA 70E®: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®
NFPA 70E requirements for safe work practices to protect personnel by reducing exposure to major electrical hazards. 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, and assists in complying with OSHA 1910 Subpart S and OSHA 1926 Subpart K.
NFPA 70E® Standard for Electrical Safety In The Workplace® continues to evolve and shape the way employers and employees approach electrical safety. Recent revisions place added emphasis on performing an arc-flash risk assessment as a critical part of…
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…
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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A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E NFPA 70E Open for Public Comment | NFPA
NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® has been processed through the First Draft stage and is now open for public comment. The draft has been posted on the NFPA 70E web page under the next edition tab which allows you to review what…
A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: The 2024 Edition of NFPA 70E
NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® is a safe work practice standard that is revised by the public and industry every three years. The revision cycle starts again this year. Many of you know that the main rule in electrical safety…
A better understanding of NFPA 70E: Lockout
Here is a pop quiz on the lockout and electrically safe work condition requirements in NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®. True or false?
1. Lockout and tagout devices are the same thing.
2. You may choose to use either…
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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…
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…
A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: Your Risk Tolerance | NFPA
The risk assessment method allows you to decide that the worst-case incident energy always presents an arc-flash hazard regardless of the task performed on the equipment.