A new white paper, “Understanding 2015 Changes to NFPA 70E,” provides an overview of how the required safety and maintenance changes most impact major power users, discusses the challenges to implementing electrical safety programs and shares best practices for creating an effective program for electrical power infrastructures.
“Electrocution and arc flash incidents kill more than 400 people every year in the United States, and the problem isn’t going away,” said Tom Nation, vice president and general manager, Emerson Network Power’s Electrical Reliability Services www.EmersonNetworkPower.com business. “That’s why the 70E standard is increasingly stringent and updated every three years. Complying is one of the best ways facility managers can protect their employees and equipment while avoiding citations and fines.”
Building on the safety, training and maintenance requirements of the previous edition, NFPA 70E 2015 became effective August 2014, and requires facility managers to take action to revise and update safety policies. Updates covered in the white paper include changes regarding terminology, training requirements, use of engineering analyses, labeling, battery-related risk assessments and best practices for compliance.
Download “Understanding 2015 Changes to NFPA 70E.”