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Blog Author Steve Hudgik

Monday, October 02, 2006

SAFETY SOLUTIONS: Compliance with 70E Electrical Standards

The May/June 2006 issue of Plastics Distributor & Fabricator Magazine addresses NFPA 70E as it relates to the plastics industry. The article asks:

"Are you in compliance with 70E electrical standards? This is the question being asked by OSHA compliance officers when they visit your facility. The Department of Labor (OSHA) estimates that there are, on average, 9,600 serious electrical shock and burn injuries each year. OSHA also estimates approximately one fatality per day due to electrocution."

The article defines what NFPA 70E is and then gives ten steps to successful arc flash safety program.

Although this article was written for the plastic industry, it is applicable to any industry or organization. It is a concise, to the point article that delivers useful information about NFPA 70E.

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