Electrical Workplace Safety – NFPA 70E 2021
NFPA 70E 2021 Arc Flash Training is working! The number of workplace electrical injuries has declined in recent years, however, the risks associated with electricity still remain. The risks of shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast remain a significant safety concern for companies around the world. Every year, thousands of people are injured by electrical hazards. Many of these incidents could have been prevented through compliance with the latest safety codes and standards.
NFPA 70E 2021, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®, is heavily relied upon to help companies and employees reduce exposure to electrical risks and injury. This standard meets the need of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and is inline with the NEC and other respected authorities.
Make sure you have access to the latest information to prepare for the challenges in the electrical workplace.
NFPA 70E 2021 provides documentation that helps companies comply with OSHA 1910 Subpart S and OSHA 1926 Subpart K. This standard offers expert information on numerous subjects including safety-related work practices, special equipment, maintenance requirements, personal protective equipment (PPE), developments in electrical design, risk assessment and control, human performance and electrical safety, and many other critical topics.
The new 2021 edition features extensive changes, including:
- Revisions to Article 110 to incorporate the general requirements for electrical safety-related work programs, practices, and procedures from other articles
- References to arc-resistant switchgear in Tables 130.5(C) and 130.7(C)(15)(a) changed to arc-resistant equipment to address the use of other types of arc-resistant equipment
- Addition of Article 360, Safety-Related Requirements for Capacitors, and Annex R, Working with Capacitors, to address specific electrical safety requirements unique to capacitors
- Edits to Annex D, Incident Energy and Arc Flash Boundary Calculation Methods, to reference IEEE-1584-2018 as a method of calculation
Electricians, Engineers, Contractors, Risk Managers, Building Owners and Managers, and Facilities Supervisors rely heavily on NFPA 70E 2021, contact us today for a free estimate on training.