Emerson Network Power has announced the availability of a white paper that addresses the recent changes to the Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 70E). “Understanding 2015 Changes to NFPA 70E,” provides an overview of:

  • How the required safety and maintenance changes most impact data centers
  • The challenges to implementing electrical safety programs
  • Best practices for creating an effective program for electrical power infrastructures

Emerson also created an infographic “The Math of NFPA 70E” as a quick snapshot of changes regarding terminology, training requirements, use of engineering analyses, labeling, and battery-related risk assessments. 

According to Brian Humes, vice president and general manager, Emerson Network Power’s Liebert Services business, “The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that each year more than 2,000 people in the United States are admitted to burn centers with severe arc flash burns…This danger persists due in part to greater overall energy usage, as well as higher system voltages and available fault currents. Complying with the 70E standard as it is updated every three years is one of the best ways data center managers can protect their employees and equipment while avoiding citations and fines.”