NFPA 70E and the NESC

07/01/2008
We all realize (or should realize) that the consensus electrical safety standard NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, is the premier document for the protection of employees while in their place of employment. But have you ever looked at the exemptions to the 70E in Article 90.1 and thought about the people and areas that it does NOT apply to? Yes, there are exemptions available to certain locales and classifications of personnel and equipment. One of particular interest is the exemption of electric utility workers from the 70E.