What changes were adopted by the NFPA 70E in 2015?
Summary of NFPA 70E 2015 changes
- “Risk assessment” replaces the phrase “hazard analysis” throughout the standard as part of an effort to make users more aware of the devastating risk of failure and loss caused by shock, arc flash, and arc blast hazards.
- Maintenance status is now an integral part of the risk assessment.
What is NFPA 70E standards?
NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®, is a critical document to help provide a working area for employees that is safe from unaccept- able risk associated with the use of electricity in the workplace.
What changes to NFPA 70E were recently adopted?
In the 2018 70E the table was modified to eliminate any clothing or PPE under 1.2 cal/cm2, because it only deals with arc-rated clothing and other PPE. The table was renamed Table 130.5(G) and put into the body of the standard. Its use is “permitted”, meaning it’s an option—it can be used, but is not mandatory.
What is the relationship between OSHA and NFPA 70E?
OSHA enforces its own standards that relate to electrical hazards. OSHA may, however, use NFPA 70E to support citations for violations relating to certain OSHA standards, such as the general requirements for personal protective equipment found in 29 CFR 1910.335.
Where in the NFPA 70E would you find information on safety related work practices?
Chapter 1 – Safety–Related Work Practices – is the central part of the NFPA 70e regulations. It covers electrical safety training requirements for Qualified and Unqualified electrical personnel and determines who is permitted to work on or near exposed energized parts.
Is compliance with NFPA 70E mandatory?
As a national consensus safety standard, NFPA 70E is not a law and it has not been incorporated into the Code of Federal Regulations. Therefore, compliance is not deemed mandatory. Even so, OSHA has cited NFPA 70E in cases where lack of compliance has resulted in a workplace accident.
Is NFPA 70E and OSHA requirement?
OSHA does not enforce NFPA 70E, although it may use NFPA 70E to support citations relating to certain OSHA standards.
Is NFPA 70E mandatory?
Where in the NFPA 70E would you find information on safety-related work practices?
Does NFPA 70E apply to utilities?
NFPA 70E does not presently apply to the electric utility industry since it is a voluntary consensus standard.