Let’s start with the basics. NFPA 70E is the Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. As stated on the National Fire Protection Association website: NFPA 70E requirements for safe work practices to protect personnel by reducing exposure to major electrical hazards. Originally developed at OSHA's request, NFPA 70E helps companies and employees avoid workplace injuries and fatalities due to shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast, and assists in complying with OSHA 1910 Subpart S and OSHA 1926 Subpart K. OSHA 1926 Subpart K outlines Electrical Standards for Construction and OSHA 1910 Subpart S considers design safety standards such as Acceptable Job-Made Extension Cords, Electrical Standards and Computer Security Devices and Electrical Conductor Identification.
Did you know that electrical workers are now required to wear arc rated head and neck protection while on the job? The most recent update to OSHA 1910.269 mandates that when working on or around electrical hazards, 360 degree FR protection is required. This includes the head and neck. Whether workers are looking to comply with OSHA 1910.269 (Electrical Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Standard) or NFPA 70E (The Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace) choosing the best FR head protection for their application provides protection to one of their greatest assets.
Hi-Vis requirements have evolved with the launch of ANSI/ISEA 107-2015. Are you complying with the standard as it stands today?
There are multiple changes and new terminology. It’s important that you learn all you need to know about the new ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 standard to ensure that you - and your workers - stay safe & compliant.