An Insider’s Guide to NFPA 70E Requirements
While OSHA cites and fines employers for failure to protect employees from the dangers of arc flash under regulation 29 CFR 1910.333(a), much of the driving force behind arc flash compliance comes from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The NFPA 70E national consensus standard is a comprehensive standard that contains detailed information on how to protect workers from arc flashes. Employers must consider and adopt NFPA 70E when employees work onan electrical system. While the NFPA 70E standard is not technically a law like OSHA regulations, it is considered the preferred method by OSHA and the National Electric Code (NEC) for achieving arc flash compliance.