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NFPA 70e Standard Updates


9/21/23 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm CDT

Event Description

Electrical fatalities in the United States have plateaued over the past decade, however, the annual number of worker deaths from electrical incidents is unacceptably high. Although OSHA provides substantial safety requirements, the fatality statistics underscore the inadequacy of “compliance” as a safety driver.

This is especially concerning in light of the considerable advances in personal protective equipment, electrical hazard reduction efforts and increased worker training in the same time frame.

Learn from an electrical safety leader advocating change from a “compliance” mindset to a “safety culture” mindset.

This webinar will highlight the benefits for businesses and utilities to adopt the principles of a national consensus standard, NFPA 70E – Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.

Attendees will gain insights into changes in the NFPA 70E 2024 edition and how it’s evolving to support an electrical safety culture with practical guidance. Strategies to shift your organization in this direction will be shared through practical examples and case studies.


Zarheer Jooma Zarheer Jooma, Partner, e-Hazard

Zarheer Jooma conducts nationwide electrical safety training and arc flash studies. He joined e-Hazard U.S. after 10 years of managing e-Hazard South Africa. Zarheer has been regarded as the specialist on arc flash safety in South Africa, having convened and chaired SANS 724, the South African national standard for personal protective equipment and protective clothing against the thermal hazards of electric arc. He has extensively researched and published on arc flash incident investigations and how to implement them in industry. Zarheer is a member of the 1584-1:2021 Working Committee, ASTM F18, IEC TC78 – Live Working, and has contributed to the NFPA 70E standard.


Alan FergusonBarry Bottino, Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine.

Barry is associate editor of Safety+Health and serves as co-host of the magazine’s “On the Safe Side” podcast.