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Originally developed at OSHA's
request, NFPA 70E responds to new information
about the effects of arc flash, arc blast, and direct
current (dc) hazards, and recent developments in
electrical design and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Coverage of direct current
hazards is the first of its kind in the U.S.
The rising demand for alternative
energy systems such as photovoltaic and wind power
present greater dc shock and arc flash hazard exposures
To protect personnel, NFPA 70E
includes a new shock protection boundary, hazard/risk
table, and incident energy calculation for direct
Revised Article 320 focuses on
safe work practices for stationary batteries and battery
rooms, such as those used by alternative energy systems.
assessments and select proper PPE.
- Revised requirements delineate
the essential difference between "risk assessment" and
"hazard identification." Supporting information is in
revised Annex F.
- Hazard/risk tables are expanded
to include electrical system characteristics and
arc-flash protection boundaries.
- The 2* designation has been
eliminated to clarify that all H/R Category 2 tasks
require full-head PPE.
- Change on "layering" for a
combined arc-rating permits the use of arc-rated
- Clarified text for arc flash
hazard warning labels
Give your employees the
know-how they need to be electrically safe on the job!
Training and audit-related
revisions impact your company's electrical safety
The 2012 NFPA 70E
explains when the energized work permit (EWP) is
required and what it should contain; requires emergency
procedure instruction on AEDs (Automatic External
Defibrillators), adds a new three-year maximum interval
for employee training and documentation of content, and
This edition also contains new
information about implementing NFPA 70E within
the framework of ANSI/AIHA Z10 and other health and
safety management standards.
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NFPA 70E, the Standard that's changing the way