January 2012 Electrical Apparatus

January 2012 Electrical Apparatus

This is a summary of the Electrical Apparatus January 2012 featured technical article, by Richard L. Nailen, P.E. 

Like the National Electrical Code, the National Fire Protection Association Standard 70E, “Electrical Safety in the Workplace,” undergoes periodic revision (currently every three years).

Among the persistent questions about NFPA 70E: Are its provisions legally enforceable? Have those provisions been adopted by OSHA?

In the Standard’s latest edition, Articles 110 (general electrical safety work practice requirements) and 130 (work involving electrical hazards) underwent the most extensive changes. Many sections were renumbered or relocated.

This article addresses the questions, delineates how this edition differs from the old, and explains the presence and purpose of new sections.

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