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NFPA 70E Standard 2015

The 2015 NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace is the solution to jobsite protection from electrical hazards.
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NFPA 70E® addresses all aspects of Electrical Safety in the Workplace®. It details the work practices organizations must put in place to protect workers from electrical hazards. Compliance to 70E is a critical step in reducing electrical accidents that have the potential for devastating consequences to your employees and your business. OSHA identifies NFPA 70E compliance as the criteria for mitigating the hazards associated with electricity.

The 2015 Standard reflects a shift in how electrical risk is evaluated. In support of this, language has been changed from "hazard analysis" to "risk assessment" to increase clarity and consistency both within NFPA 70E and with other standards. Some of the other changes in the 2015 Standard compared with 2012 include:

  • An electrical safety program must now include elements that consider condition of maintenance.
  • Revisions enhance usability, such as the division of requirements in former 110.4 (C)(2) into new sections separating construction and maintenance work from outdoor work.
  • Hazard/risk category 0 has been removed, and "hazard/risk category" will now be referred to as PPE category.
  • New equipment-based tables were added for determining the arc flash PPE category.
  • Updated tables add clarify to requirements, such as the restricted approach boundary dimensions in Table 130.4 (D)(a).
  • Audits of field work to verify compliance with the procedures of the electrical safety program must be performed at intervals not to exceed 1 year.

These are just a few of the differences in the new Standard. Keeping up with the NFPA 70E requirements is vital for contractors, risk managers, engineers, building managers and everyone concerned with ending electrical-related accidents, liability and loss.