The electrical industry has become increasingly aware of the safe work practice requirements outlined in NFPA 70E®, Electrical Safety in the Workplace®. The code's popularity has led NFPA to launch a new initiative this year that will provide NFPA 70E specialist supervisors and specialist workers with a tool to help them implement these requirements.
The latest edition of NFPA Journal outlines the new certifications, which will give workers and supervisors the ability to document their knowledge and competency of the code.
“NFPA, in creating the credentials, will have helped to encourage a deeper understanding of 70E,” Robert Ruscitto, NFPA's director of certification, tells NFPA Journal. “In turn, an increase in the understanding of such an important standard will positively impact electrical safety in the workplace and will further NFPA’s influence in carrying out its fundamental mission.”
For more information on the new initiative, read the full story in the March/April edition of NFPA Journal.