If you’re not familiar with electrical safety, it may be difficult to understand the significance of NFPA 70E, which is understandable because it does require a bit of explanation.
Often referred to as the ‘how to’ standard, the NFPA 70E is a critical interpretive link between the National Electrical Code (NEC) and OSHA standards, addressing safety and compliance. NFPA 70E is where electrical contractors — i.e., the experts — turn when they need information about how to comply with OSHA standards. The NFPA 70E is updated on a three-year cycle to reflect changes in technology that employers and electrical workers need to be aware of. The 2015 update is notable for increased emphasis on risk assessment and hazard awareness.