Tommy Northcott, PE, CMRP, Northcott Consulting LLC, Tullahoma, Tenn.
Paying more to improve a company's electrical safety in the short-term will provide a tremendous return on investment (ROI) in the long run because companies will avoid paying for workplace injuries and violations.
NFPA 70E-2015 requires employers to implement and document an overall electrical safety program. An NFPA 70E-compliant electrical safety program can be broken down into eight easily understood pieces. Knowledge gained from appropriate training is the key factor that will make or break a company’s electrical safety program.