While NFPA 70E®, Electrical Safety in the Workplace®, is the standard for safe work practices, numerous installation requirements in NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code® (NEC®), provide the means to implement those practices.
A number of proposed changes to the 2017 NEC that target the installer and maintainer community are part of an ongoing effort to promote safe work practices through installation rules. One of them calls for the provision of warning label at service equipment to provide the nominal system voltage and the arc-flash boundary, while the other expands the working space requirements for equipment rated 1,000 volts and less for electrical equipment installed in locations that are not at grade, floor, or platform level.
Receive the print issue of NFPA Journal and browse the online, member-only archives as part of your NFPA membership. Learn more about the many benefits and join today.