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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Energized Electrical Permits Not Required By NFPA 70E For Common Safety Tasks

A short article in today's American Chronicle points out that there are somec ircumstances in which an energized electrical permit is not required.  The article states:

"NFPA 70E has long waived the necessity of an energized work permit for such tasks as testing (voltage, current, phasing, infrared and system tuning), circuit identification, and troubleshooting. In 2009, a fourth exemption was added allowing persons to cross the Limited Approach Boundary for visual inspection (130.1(B)(3))."

The new exemption allows energized equipment to be approached for a visual inspection by a qualified person wearing the appropriate PPE, and as long as that person does not cross the restricted boundary.

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