Items Tagged with 'NFPA 70E'

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NFPA 70E: A look at the 2018 edition

The updated standard highlights hazard elimination and human performance, and adds an arc flash PPE table
The National Fire Protection Agency’s standard for electrical workplace safety, NFPA 70E, is revised every three years. Safety+Health presents an overview of some key elements of the 2018 edition.
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Incident energy analysis

Can I use the personal protective equipment tables in NFPA 70E, or should I have an incident energy analysis performed?
Can I use the personal protective equipment tables in NFPA 70E, or should I have an incident energy analysis performed?
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ELECTRICAL SAFETY

Avoiding arc flash

Electrical events can severely injure – or kill – workers
NIOSH estimates that five to 10 arc flash incidents occur every day – each with the potential to cause serious injury or death. The National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 70E standard provides guidance on arc flash safety, and its newest edition aims for further clarity while focusing on risk assessment.
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Cold weather safety

What advice can safety managers share with workers about layering clothing appropriately so that they do not feel too cold or hot in the field? What fabric qualities should we look for when specifying FR garments for layering in cold weather?
What advice can safety managers share with workers about layering clothing appropriately so that they do not feel too cold or hot in the field? What fabric qualities should we look for when specifying FR garments for layering in cold weather?
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Electrical safety

NFPA 70E 2015 has eliminated the prohibited approach boundary and made some changes to the shock hazard boundaries. How will this impact my facility?
NFPA 70E 2015 has eliminated the prohibited approach boundary and made some changes to the shock hazard boundaries. How will this impact my facility?
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