New NFPA Electrical Safety Rules Mean Changes for Your Data Center
A service professional is working on a piece of electrical equipment. Hes done it hundreds of times before, but in a moment of carelessness or by total accident, an arc flash occurs. Most of us think this couldnt happen to us. The truth is that electrocutions are the fourth leading cause of traumatic occupational fatalities, and according to the American Society of Safety Engineers, more than 3,600 workers suffer disabling electrical contact injuries annually.
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To help prevent electrical injuries and deaths, the new 2012 version of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace makes important changes in the areas of safety, maintenance and training.
Proper gear and procedures are critical when working with energized electrical equipment. Employees working on electrical equipment without adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) risk serious injury or death when an electrical arc occurs.
Is your organization trained on NFPA 70E requirements?