by , on September 12, 2014

Let e-Hazard help you apply the NFPA 70E 2015 changes through our training available Oct.10, 2015

The new standard has stunning changes including:
  • Elimination of HRC 0 moving all electrical work into arc rated clothing (non melting clothing required under AR clothing)
  • New RISK BASED Assessment Tables with strong requirements for proper equipment maintenance
  • Elimination of PPE for all closed door operations (unwisely this covers ALL voltages) but the chance that any company meets the maintenance requirements is slim
  • Term HRC is gone.  Look for clothing companies to start using ARC
  • Most ARC PPE in Tables is raised. No lowering for risk in tables
  • Calculations emphasized. Tables usefulness now limited and requiring less or much more PPE

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Hugh Hoagland
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Hugh Hoagland is the foremost tester of clothing and PPE exposed to electrical arcs and is an arc flash expert. Read more about Hugh.

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