NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical
Safety in the Workplace, 2009 Edition
for the 2009 NFPA 70E Handbook for Electrical Safety in
Avoid accidents and OSHA fines with
the 2009 NFPA 70E: Standard for
Electrical Safety in the Workplace!
Shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc
blast are responsible for hundreds of worker deaths and
thousands of injuries per year in the U.S. alone. Save
lives with NFPA 70E: Electrical Safety in the
Workplace, the Standard developed for OSHA that
details the "hows" behind compliance with OSHA 1910
Subpart S and OSHA 1926 Subpart K.
The 2009 edition is revised to
recognize new hazards and increase safety on the job.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
protects personnel and can significantly reduce the risk
of injury in an arc flash. To help engineers calculate
incident energy--the first step in determining the correct
type of PPE for a given task, a new Annex D in the 2009
NFPA 70E consolidates all equations, adds new tables,
and offers more options to detailed calculations. For
example, a new utility table derived from the NEC helps
utility and industrial plant workers calculate PPE based
on voltage and fault current data.
Improved work practices reduce
- 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 thermo graphic
imaging, and new equipment including arc-resistant
- 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
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
helps workers and supervisors evaluate layering of PPE.
explains safe work practices near overhead and underground
Engineers, designers, risk managers,
maintainers, safety directors, contractors, and owners
need the 2009 NFPA 70E to improve worker safety
and avoid citations, rising insurance fees, and increased
workman's comp costs. (Softbound, Approx 148 pp., 2009)