NFPA 70E ®: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace ®, 2009 Edition (NFPA 70E 09) is the right book for electrical safety is the solution to job site protection from electrical hazards.
NFPA 70E 09 covers electric shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast which are responsible for one fatality every workday in the U.S., and some 8,000 workers are treated in emergency rooms for electrical contact injuries each year. Now NFPA 70E--the Standard developed for OSHA--is revised to address safety gaps and increase electrical worker protection, while helping companies comply with OSHA 1910 Subpart S and OSHA 1926 Subpart K. Major changes recognize new hazards and address safety gaps.
NFPA 70E 09 also covers Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which protects personnel and can significantly reduce the risk of injury in an arc flash. To help electrical engineers calculate incident energy--the vital first step in determining the correct type of PPE for a given task--revised Annex D consolidates all equations, adds new tables, and offers more options to detailed calculations.
Improved work practices reduce risks.
- To further reduce the risks for second-degree thermal burns, cotton outerwear is no longer permitted for energy levels below 2 cal/cm2.
- An expanded Table in Article 130 covers added tasks such as thermographic imaging, and new equipment including arc-resistant switchgear.
- 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.
- New record-keeping requirements for training and safety program audits answer OSHA's need for records.
Annexes for NFPA 70E 09 has been expanded with:
- Understand the Hazard/Risk evaluation procedure with clarification and sample worksheets in Annex F.
- Evaluate layering of PPE with new Annex M--Layering of Protective Clothing and Total System Arc Rating
- Develop and review plans for compliance using new Annex O--Safety-related Design Requirements.
- Follow safe work practices with new Annex N--Example Industrial Procedures and Policies for Working Near Overhead Electrical Lines
NFPA 70E 09 Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace 2009 Edition Table of Contents
ARTICLE 90 Introduction
Chapter 1 Safety-Related Work Practices
ARTICLE 100 Definitions
ARTICLE 110 General Requirements for Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices
ARTICLE 120 Establishing an Electrically Safe Work Condition
ARTICLE 130 Work Involving Electrical Hazards
Chapter 2 Safety-Related Maintenance Requirements
ARTICLE 200 Introduction
ARTICLE 205 General Maintenance Requirements
ARTICLE 210 Substations, Switchgear Assemblies, Switchboards, Panel-boards, Motor Control Centers, and Disconnect Switches
ARTICLE 215 Premises Wiring
ARTICLE 220 Controller Equipment
ARTICLE 225 Fuses and Circuit Breakers
ARTICLE 230 Rotating Equipment
ARTICLE 235 Hazardous (Classified) Locations
ARTICLE 240 Batteries and Battery Rooms
ARTICLE 245 Portable Electric Tools and Equipment
ARTICLE 250 Personal Safety and Protective Equipment
Chapter 3 Safety Requirements for Special Equipment
ARTICLE 300 Introduction
ARTICLE 310 Safety-Related Work Practices for Electrolytic Cells
ARTICLE 320 Safety Requirements Related to Batteries and Battery Rooms
ARTICLE 330 Safety-Related Work Practices for Use of Lasers
ARTICLE 340 Safety-Related Work Practices: Power Electronic Equipment
ARTICLE 350 Safety-Related Work Requirements: Research and Development Laboratories
Annex A Referenced Publications
Annex B Informational References
Annex C Limits of Approach
Annex D Incident Energy and Flash Protection Boundary Calculation Methods
Annex E Electrical Safety Program
Annex F Hazard/Risk Evaluation Procedure
Annex G Sample Lockout/Tagout Procedure
Annex H Simplified, Two-Category, Flame-Resistant (FR) Clothing System
Annex I Job Briefing and Planning Checklist
Annex J Energized Electrical Work Permit
Annex K General Categories of Electrical Hazards
Annex L Typical Application of Safeguards in the Cell Line Working Zone
Annex M Layering of Protective Clothing and Total System Arc Rating
Annex N Example Industrial Procedures and Policies for Working Near Overhead Electrical Lines and Equipment
Annex O Safety-Related Design Requirements
Contractors; risk managers; engineers; apartment, commercial, and retail building managers; and owners all have a stake in ending electrical-related accidents, liability, and loss. Rely on the 2009 NFPA 70E to improve worker safety and avoid citations, rising insurance fees, and increased workman's comp costs. (NFPA 70E 09 Softbound, 98 pp., 2009)