A New Approach to Electrical Safety

A New Approach to Electrical Safety

Breaking some new ground, the 2015 edition of NFPA 70E steers workplaces away from seeing hazards in isolation and toward smarter risk assessment.

Organizations forced to send workers into the teeth of energized electrical equipment face a generally toothier set of rules for ensuring their safety heading into 2015. The National Fire Protection Association’s newly revised Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace (2015 NFPA 70E) seals off routes of escape from best safety practices and nudges organizations in the direction of more efficiently maintaining electrical equipment, adequately training workers, and sizing u

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