Category Archives: 70E – Electrical Safety

NFPA 70E 2012 Edition – Full head protection

The 2012 edition of NFPA 70E is presently being finalized.  The 2* hazard risk designation in Table 130.7 (C)(15)(a) and Table 130.7 (C)(16) will likely be deleted. If the proposed revision is finalized, all hazard risk category 2 job tasks will require both an arc-rated … Continue reading

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NFPA 70E – The FRC Daily Wear Conundrum

During the last 10 years I’ve taught quite a few courses on NFPA 70E. By far, the biggest area of pushback and resistance deals with my recommendation that qualified persons wear hazard risk category (HRC) 2 flame resistant (FR) clothing as … Continue reading

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State Department Worker Electrocuted in Iraq

Improper electrical wiring – failure to properly ground equipment – has been a chronic problem with US installations in Iraq. On September 1, a contractor for the US State Department was electrocuted while showering in Baghdad. Failure to properly ground … Continue reading

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NFPA 70E – CPR Training Requirements

The 2009 edition of NFPA 70E – Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace contains several changes over the previous edition. One change addresses CPR training for qualified persons. Article 110.6(C) states: “…Employees shall be regularly instructed in methods of … Continue reading

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