The National Electric Code, known as NFPA 70, is a large volume and many don’t appreciate the proper way to approach the regulation. As with any electrical safety topic, it’s the strategic approach that matters most. An interesting article about this was published over at safety.blr.com entitled, “3 Steps to NFPA-70E Compliance,” and it’s highly recommended along with the other topic areas there. Basically, the article breaks the approach down into three important considerations, which are summarized here, but it’s recommended you read the entirety of the original article.
Review – Review your electrical safety program and the hazards present for the category of hazard present. This determines the precautions that must be taken and the type of electrical safety equipment you will need to provide electrical safety protection.
Purchase PPE – Purchase the correct level of personal protective equipment and make it available to workers in hazardous situations.
Train – Educate employees about the proper way to in the basics of electricity safety and how to use and fit equipment such as FR clothing, arc gloves, safety glasses and face protection gear. Read More→