NFPA 70E is a consensus standard whose stated
purpose is to provide practical electrically safe work
conditions. The development of NFPA 70E was originally
promoted by OSHA in 1975 and the idea was accepted
by NFPA to develop a new Standard. This standard only
has the force of law if the authority having jurisdiction
adopts it. OSHA, which holds a seat on the 70E technical
committee, points to this standard as a practical way to
comply with OSHA electrical safety regulations. OSHA
recommends using the latest NFPA 70E edition available.
This Tech Topic is intended to highlight some of the
important changes. This can used to assist in the
understanding of the new edition, not as a substitute
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