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Electrical Safety and NFPA 70E  - A Brief History and Answers to some FAQs
 
What's the history of NFPA 70E? In the beginning, OSHA adopted the NEC (National Electrical Code) as a standard of reference for rules and regulations that governed electrical safety. After using the NEC as part of the safety standard for a few years, it became apparent to OSHA (for a number of reasons), that the NEC was not the ideal standard to use to set guidelines for employee safety related to electrical hazards. In 1976, OSHA formed a committee with the intention to "assist in preparing electrical safety standards that would serve OSHA's needs." As a result of this committee, the first publication of the NFPA 70 E was released in 1979.
 
What does NFPA 70E cover? NFPA 70E incorporates sections from the NEC directly into its text while providing safe work practices for employees and employers to implement following project completion. Dangers related to working on live electrical equipment usually fall into two categories - (1) electrical shock and (2) the hazards created as a result of an arcing short circuit. The second category can release a tremendous amount of energy. This energy release can cause physical damage and death from severe burns caused by the extreme heat, blindness from the flash and molten metal, hearing loss, and other physical damage from the extreme pressure of the blast. The incident energy can be determined by calculations or table found in the 70E standard.
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