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Major Changes to NFPA 70E Standard 2015 Edition

NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, is becoming the most referenced standard for electrical safety. OSHA is using it as a reference tool to determine industry acceptable practices. Additional government agencies are adopting it and mandating compliance within their departments. The changes in the 2015 are important to integrate into facility safety programs on a timely basis. OSHA recommends using the latest version of NFPA 70E. This article is intended to be used as a reference guide to the actual standard from NFPA, not in place of it. Only selected changes are noted in this paper and other changes may impact your safety program. The material is presented in approximately the same order as in the standard and quoted text is shown in italics. It is recommended to use this document while reviewing the 2015 NFPA 70E Standard since relevant page numbers are listed.

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