Arc Flash & Electrical Safety News
Blog Author Steve Hudgik
Monday, July 03, 2006
Implementing NFPA 70E At Your FacilityThis article from the June issue of Occupational Health and Safety magazine provides a concise overview of the safety related work practices outlined in the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Standard For Electrical Safety in the Workplace--2004 Edition.
The article opens with this statement:
"Some 600 workers are electrocuted annually and electrocution is the fourth leading cause of workplace fatalities in the United States. If you have employees working on or near exposed energized electrical parts, electrical safe practices are essential."
The article then summarizes the requirements in four chapters of NFPA 70E that describe what should be included in written procedures those working on electrical equipment must follow.
Chapter 1: Safety-Related Work Practices
Chapter 2: Safety-Related Maintenance Requirements
Chapter 3: Safety Requirements For Special Equipment
Chapter 4: Installation Safety Requirements
The article concludes by pointing out that "The likelihood of an incident with one of your workers involving an electrocution or electric arc flash is significantly reduced by maintaining a safe electrical work environment that includes three major components: proper installation, safe electrical work practices, and an effective, ongoing electrical maintenance program"
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