Critical Changes in NFPA 70E Affecting Industry

The 2015 edition of the NFPA 70E standard includes a major change in how stakeholders evaluate electrical risk – so that owners, managers, and employees can work together to ensure an electrically safe working area and comply with OSHA 1910 Subpart S and OSHA 1926 Subpart K. There are updated tables, a new subsection in 130.2 (A)(4) that provides requirements where normal operation of electric equipment is permitted, and Annex E has been updated to correlate with the redefined terminology associated with hazard and risk.