NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, frequently mentions “risk assessment.” But what does this mean, and how do you perform such an assessment? Informative Annex F answers those questions.
The point of risk assessment isn’t to eliminate risk — nor is it to determine what you can get away with safety-wise. The point is to reduce the likelihood of injury (or damage to health) under the circumstances being considered [F.1]. The asses