Key Revisions to the 2015 Edition of NFPA 70E

The 2015 edition of NFPA 70E reflects a major shift in how stakeholders evaluate electrical risk. In support of this, new definitions were added to Art. 100, including Hazard, Hazardous, Risk, and Risk Assessment. Throughout the document changes were made to provide clarity to users, such as changing “arc flash hazard analysis” to “arc flash risk assessment,” “shock hazard analysis” to “shock risk assessment,” “electrical hazard analysis” to “electrical hazard risk assessment,” and “hazard identification and risk assessment” to “risk assessment.” These global changes ensure consistent use of these terms throughout the document and provide consistency between NFPA 70E and other standards that address hazards and risk. Click through the slides to review the other major revisions.

For more information on this topic, read the special report, "A New Approach to Electrical Safety" by Tom Zind.

Reproduced with permission from NFPA 70E-2015, © 2015 NFPA. This reproduced material is not the complete and official position of the NFPA, which is represented solely by the standard in its entirety.


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