NFPA 70E and Electrical Testing

Ron Widup and James (Jim) R. White Features, Summer 2019 Features

In 1976, OSHA asked the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to develop a safety standard it could consult to develop its own electrical safety regulations. This was the start of NFPA 70E. At that time, Chapter 1 included the safety portions of the National Electric Code (NEC) broken out for compliance officers to use in the field. Not many people …

Electrical Safety Program Principles: Are They in Your Electrical Safety Program?

Terry Becker Features, Summer 2019 Features

NFPA 70E Article 110.1 and CSA Z462 Clause 4.1.6 outline the requirements to implement a compliant electrical safety program as part of an employer’s overall occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS).  ANSI Z10, Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems (for the US) and CSA Z1000, Occupational health and safety manage-ment (Canada) outline general requirements and specific content for an …