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Access the latest criteria and stay up to date on electrical workplace safety with NFPA 70E®, 2021 edition.

While the number of workplace electrical injuries has declined in recent years, the risks of shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast remain a significant health and safety concern. Each week nearly three workers die, and annually thousands are injured by electrical hazards. Many of these incidents could have been prevented through compliance with the latest safety codes and standards.

NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®, is the quintessential resource for helping companies and employees reduce exposure to risks and reduce occupational injuries and fatalities. It was created to provide a document that meets the need of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and is entirely consistent with the NEC and other applicable publications.

The electrical industry is always changing. Make sure you have access to the information you need to prepare for the challenges of the modern electrical workplace.

NFPA 70E provides provisions that help comply with OSHA 1910 Subpart S and OSHA 1926 Subpart K. This essential standard for anyone with interest in ending electrical-related accidents, liability, and loss offers expert information on subjects ranging from safety-related work practices to special equipment and maintenance requirements. Informative Annexes provide in-depth coverage of personal protective equipment (PPE), developments in electrical design, risk assessment and control, human performance and electrical safety, and many other critical topics.

The new 2021 edition features extensive changes, including:

  • Revisions to Article 110 to incorporate the general requirements for electrical safety-related work programs, practices, and procedures from other articles
  • References to arc-resistant switchgear in Tables 130.5(C) and 130.7(C)(15)(a) changed to arc-resistant equipment to address the use of other types of arc-resistant equipment
  • Addition of Article 360, Safety-Related Requirements for Capacitors, and Annex R, Working with Capacitors, to address specific electrical safety requirements unique to capacitors
  • Edits to Annex D, Incident Energy and Arc Flash Boundary Calculation Methods, to reference IEEE-1584-2018 as a method of calculation

Help make sure everyone on the job gets home safe. Give your team the knowledge required to help put your safety program on the cutting edge.

Electricians, contractors, risk managers, engineers, building managers, owners, and others at risk or with responsibilities maintaining an electrically safe workplace rely on NFPA 70E, along with NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code®, and NFPA 70B, Electrical Equipment Maintenance. Get up to date with the most current requirements by placing your order for the Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, 2021 edition, today.


Document History

  1. NFPA (Fire) 70E


    Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, 2021 Edition

    • Most Recent
  2. NFPA (Fire) 70E

    Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, 2018 Edition

    • Historical Version
  3. NFPA (Fire) 70E

    Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, 2015 Edition

    • Historical Version
  4. NFPA (Fire) 70E

    Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, 2012 Edition

    • Historical Version
  5. NFPA (Fire) 70E

    Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, 2009 Edition

    • Historical Version
  6. NFPA (Fire) 70E

    Standard for Electrical Safety Requirements for Employee Workplaces, 2004 Edition

    • Historical Version