Tag: Electrical Safety Standard

NFPA’s 70E Standard for Electrical Safety Is Changing with the Times, and You Should Too

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports there were 2,000 fatal and more than 24,000 non-fatal work-related electrical injuries between 2005 and 2015, including those sustained from an arc flash. That’s about one fatality a day out of 11 total work related deaths per day, according to The National Safety Council. Arcing caused by an electrical fault is not to be taken lightly — it can produce temperatures of more than 10,000 F (5,500 C), which is hotter than the surface of the sun. It can cause an explosion with enough force to fling a worker’s body across the room.