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A Guide to Key Updates in NFPA 70E

April 30, 2024

Are you aware of the new requirements that went into effect in May 2023? By: Corey Hannahs, Contributor In the ever-evolving landscape of electrical safety, staying abreast of the latest codes and standards requirements is crucial to ensuring the well-being of both employees and the workplace. Electrical contractors, safety directors and business owners have not…

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A Guide to Key Updates in NFPA 70E

February 13, 2024

 Are you aware of the new requirements that went into effect in May 2023? By: Corey Hannahs, Contributor In the ever-evolving landscape of electrical safety, staying abreast of the latest codes and standards requirements is crucial to ensuring the well-being of both employees and the workplace. Electrical contractors, safety directors and business owners have not…

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How to Prevent and Respond to Arc Flash Injuries

February 13, 2024

Boundaries, PPE, training and proper victim care can save lives. Contributed by: Medshop For the past four decades, working with electricity has become safer in the United States. Ever since the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)1 introduced its NFPA 70E® Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, the number of fatalities and less serious injuries…

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How to Respond to Arc Flash Injuries with Proper Victim Care

January 16, 2024

For the past four decades, working with electricity has become safer in the United States. Ever since the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) introduced its NFPA 70E® Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, the number of fatalities and less serious injuries has dropped. However, despite this declining trend, electrical contractors, electricians, and other workers…

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NFPA 70E® 2021 for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®

August 15, 2023

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The Key to Establishing Safety in the Workplace

August 14, 2023

By Dean Austin, Contributor Safety in the workplace is multi-faceted. There are frequently different hazards encountered with each specific type of job or task. A safe working environment is required by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), Section 5 (a). This section tells employers that they are to provide a work environment that is…

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The Crucial Role of Licensed Engineers in Performing Arc Flash Studies: State Regulations vs. NFPA 70E

August 14, 2023

By Dave Hernandez, Contributor As an engineering consultant specializing in arc flash studies, it is essential to understand the professional engineering licensure requirements governing this field. Conducting arc flash studies involves assessing electrical power systems for potential hazards, calculating incident energy levels, and implementing appropriate safety measures to mitigate the risks associated with arc flash…

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Enhancing Lockout/Tagout Safety: Best Practices and Solutions for Electrical Safety Programs

August 14, 2023

Contributed by Grace Technologies Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) procedures are crucial for ensuring electrical safety in the workplace while complying with NFPA 70E and OSHA standards. Compliance with LOTO regulations not only protects employees but also helps companies avoid costly citations and accidents. In this article, we will delve into the significance of LOTO safety, discuss best…

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MELTRIC Q&A

June 30, 2023

How can NFPA 70E help employers comply with OSHA’s CFR 1910.333 Standard? NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, provides guidance, such as determining the severity of potential exposure, planning safe work practices, arc flash labeling, and selecting personal protective equipment. What must an employer’s Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices include? An employer’s Electrical…

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When is De-Energized Equipment Not Actually De-Energized and Safe to Work On?

March 7, 2023

By George T. Cole, Contributor Some readers may be wondering about the apparent contradiction or confusion with the title of this article but as we progress, the accuracy will become clear. The term “de-energized” is common among electrical workers but understanding its significance can vary greatly depending on the person you speak with. However, did…

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