Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®

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.

This standard addresses electrical safety-related work practices, safety-related maintenance requirements,   and   other   administrative   controls   for   employee workplaces that are necessary for the practical safeguarding of  employees  relative  to  the  hazards  associated  with  electrical  energy  during  activities  such  as  the  installation,  inspection, operation, maintenance, and demolition of electric conductors, electric equipment, signaling and communications  conductors  and  equipment,  and  raceways. This  standard  also  includes  safe  work  practices  for  employees  performing  other  work  activities  that  can  expose  them  to electrical  hazards  as  well  as  safe  work  practices  for  the following:
(1)  Installation of conductors and equipment that connect to the supply of electricity
(2)  Installations  used  by  the  electric  utility,  such  as  office buildings,  warehouses,  garages,  machine  shops,  and recreational buildings that are not an integral part of a
generating plant, substation, or control center.

Informational  Note:
This  standard  addresses  safety  of workers  whose  job  responsibilities  entail  interaction  with electrical equipment and systems with potential exposure to energized   electrical   equipment   and   circuit   parts.   Concepts  in  this  standard  are  often  adapted  to  other  workers whose exposure to electrical hazards is unintentional or not recognized as part of their job responsibilities. The highest risk  for  injury  from  electrical  hazards  for  other  workers involve  unintentional  contact  with  overhead  power  lines and electric shock from machines, tools, and appliances.