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:
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.