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Blog Author Steve Hudgik

Monday, May 28, 2012

NFPA 70E and Remote Employees

An article in NECPlus discusses the growing numbers of remote workers, also known as "lone workers.". These are workers mainly involved in field work and are typically required required to travel to customer locations. They include electrical technicians, field engineers and sales engineers.  The article states:

"Since remote employees typically have infrequent personal contact with their supervisors or other employees, employers must take a new approach to ensure that employees are trained to be safe while working. In particular, employees must be trained to be aware of the potential hazards inherent in electrical installations, even if they are not the person directly installing the equipment." 

Remote workers must be particularly alert to hazards because they are regularly in new environments with which they are not completely familiar. They may know the hazards of the industry they work with, but each facility is different and has unique hazards.

The article talks about using NFPA 70E as the foundation of your electrical safety training. Read the complete article here.

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