NFPA 70E 2012 - Proposed Changes
The proposed changes to NFPA 70E are being reviewed and readied for a vote at the NFPA Conference and Expo in Boston on June 12-15, 2011. Over the next several weeks, I will be discussing some of the these revisions and additions. This information was based upon discussions and presentations at the IEEE Electrical Safety Workshop in February 2011. Items to be added or changed will be underlined.
Section 90.2 Scope (A) Covered
This standard addresses electrical work practices 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, 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.
Article 100 New Definition
Incident Energy Analysis. A component of an arc flash hazard analysis used to predict the incident energy of an arc flash for a specified set of conditions.
The committee also removed several definitions that were no longer being used and were originally in Chapter 4. Chapter 4 was removed in the 2009 addition.
Article 105 (New)
This section will contain new General Information, Scope, purpose and other information.
Next week I’ll discuss more proposed changes and revisions.