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NFPA 70E

Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace

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Organization: NFPA
Publication Date: 1 January 2021
Status: active
Page Count: 120
scope:

(A) Covered.

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, removal, 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 involve interaction with energized electrical equipment and systems with potential exposure to electrical hazards. 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.

(B) Not Covered.

This standard does not cover safety-related work practices for the following:

(1) Installations in ships, watercraft other than floating buildings, railway rolling stock, aircraft, or automotive vehicles other than mobile homes and recreational vehicles

(2) Installations of railways for generation, transformation, transmission, or distribution of power used exclusively for operation of rolling stock or installations used exclusively for signaling and communications purposes

(3) Installations of communications equipment under the exclusive control of communications utilities located outdoors or in building spaces used exclusively for such installations

(4) Installations under the exclusive control of an electric utility where such installations:

a. Consist of service drops or service laterals, and associated metering, or

b. Are located in legally established easements or rights-of-way designated by or recognized by public service commissions, utility commissions, or other regulatory agencies having jurisdiction for such installations, or

c. Are on property owned or leased by the electric utility for the purpose of communications, metering, generation, control, transformation, transmission, or distribution of electric energy, or

d. Are located by other written agreements either designated by or recognized by public service commissions, utility commissions, or other regulatory agencies having jurisdiction for such installations. These written agreements shall be limited to installations for the purpose of communications, metering, generation, control, transformation, transmission, or distribution of electric energy where legally established easements or rights-of-way cannot be obtained. These installations shall be limited to federal lands, Native American reservations through the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs, military bases, lands controlled by port authorities and state agencies and departments, and lands owned by railroads.

Document History

NFPA 70E
January 1, 2021
Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
(A) Covered. This standard addresses electrical safety-related work practices, safety-related maintenance requirements, and other administrative controls for employee workplaces that are necessary...
May 22, 2018
Electrical Safety in the Workplace
A description is not available for this item.
January 1, 2018
Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
(A) Covered. This standard addresses electrical safety-related work practices, safety-related maintenance requirements, and other administrative controls for employee workplaces that are necessary...
August 17, 2017
Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
A description is not available for this item.
August 17, 2017
Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
A description is not available for this item.
March 10, 2015
Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
A description is not available for this item.
January 1, 2015
Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
(A) Covered. This standard addresses electrical safetyrelated work practices, safety-related maintenance requirements, and other administrative controls for employee workplaces that are necessary for...
January 1, 2015
Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
Foreword to NFPA 70E The Standards Council of the National Fire Protection Association announced on January 7, 1976, the formal appointment of a new electrical standards development committee....
August 14, 2014
Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
A description is not available for this item.
August 28, 2012
Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
A description is not available for this item.
January 1, 2012
Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
(A) Covered. This standard addresses electrical safety-related work practices for employee workplaces that are necessary for the practical safeguarding of employees relative to the hazards associated...
February 26, 2009
Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
Covered. This standard addresses electrical safety requirements for employee workplaces that are necessary for the practical safeguarding of employees during activities such as the installation,...
January 1, 2009
Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
Covered. This standard addresses electrical safety requirements for employee workplaces that are necessary for the practical safeguarding of employees during activities such as the installation,...
April 15, 2004
Standard for Electrical Safety In the Workplace
Covered. This standard addresses those electrical safety requirements for employee workplaces that are necessary for the practical safeguarding of employees in their pursuit of gainful employment....
February 11, 2004
Standard for Electrical Safety In the Workplace
Covered. This standard addresses those electrical safety requirements for employee workplaces that are necessary for the practical safeguarding of employees in their pursuit of gainful employment....
February 11, 2000
Standard for Electrical Safety Requirements for Employee Workplaces
This standard addresses those electrical safety requirements for employee workplaces that are necessary for the practical safeguarding of employees in their pursuit of gainful employment. This...
February 11, 2000
Standard for Electrical Safety Requirements for Employee Workplaces
This standard addresses those electrical safety requirements for employee workplaces that are necessary for the practical safeguarding of employees in their pursuit of gainful employment. This...
January 1, 1995
Standard for Electrical Safety Requirements for Employee Workplaces
This standard addresses those electrical safety requirements for employee workplaces that are necessary for the practical safeguarding of employees in their pursuit of gainful employment. This...
70E
June 28, 1988
STANDARD FOR ELECTRICAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYEE WORKPLACES
A description is not available for this item.
70E
January 1, 1983
STANDARD FOR ELECTRICAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYEE WORKPLACES
Scope for NFPA 70E A. This standard addresses those electrical safety requirements for employee workplaces that are necessary for the practical safeguarding of employees in their pursuit of gainful...

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