by , on October 9, 2009

A source close to Federal OSHA indicates the utility standard and the normal electrical standard could have requirements closer to NFPA 70E in the next year. The utility standard is struggling with differences in approach differences in an IEC, IEEE, NESC and NFPA 70E but these differences are likely to be resolved soon.

If OSHA requires meeting NFPA 70E for non-utilities, this could still take some time.

Enforcement has been leading by citing on general duty, etc and using NFPA 70E for remediation.

Hugh Hoagland
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