NFPA 70E 2012 Rolls Out New Electrical Safety Requirements Affecting Major Power Users
April 19, 2013
Electrocutions are the fourth leading cause of traumatic occupation fatalities in the United States. On average, one person dies from electrocution in the workplace every day, and there are more than 3,600 disabling electrical contact injuries annually, according to the American Society of Safety Engineers. To help prevent electrical accidents, the recent 2012 version of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® makes significant changes in the areas of safety, maintenance, and training.