The updated 2009 Edition of the NFPA 70E!
Recognize new hazards and increase safety on the job.
The 2009 edition of the NFPA 70E - Electrical Safety Requirements for Employee Workplaces provides safety regulations for a variety of workplace dangers, such as shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast. An important reference for engineers, designers, risk managers, maintainers, safety directors, contractors, and owners, the 2009 NFPA 70E will help improve and ensure worker safety, as well as help you avoid citations, rising insurance fees, and increased workman’s comp costs.
The 2009 edition is revised to help improve work practices and reduce risks:
- A new requirement for Fire Rated clothing for H/R Category 1 precludes the use of cotton clothing. This change reduces the risks for second-degree thermal burns.
- An expanded Table in Article 130 covers added tasks such as thermographic imaging, and new equipment including arc-resistant switchgear.
- Added Article 350 provides first-time requirements for the protection of electrical personnel in R&D labs.
- A new exception verifies that 240 V and less power systems fed by a single transformer less than 125 kvs no longer require an arc flash hazard analysis.
- Expanded requirements for multi-employer relationships address potential areas of oversight, and improves contractor communication about electrical hazards.
- New recordkeeping requirements for training and safety program audits answer OSHA’s need for records and ensure data is available when you need it.
Other changes expand your know-how:
- Easy-to-see shading identifies new or revised Standard text.
- Annex F clarifies the Hazard/Risk evaluation procedure and provides sample worksheets.
- A flow chart in Annex J helps users determine the need for an Energized Electrical Work Permit.
- Annex M helps workers and supervisors evaluate layering of PPE.
- Annex N explains safe work practices near overhead and underground lines.