The Lost Chapter of NFPA 70e

09/01/2008
Before discussing the lost chapter of NFPA 70E, one must know a little of the history of the NFPA 70E. The Standard for Electrical Safety Requirements for Employee Workplaces, NFPA 70E, was first issued in 1979. Subsequent to the initial versions of NFPA 70E, the OSHA standard 29CFR1910.331-335, commonly referred to as Subpart S - Electrical Standards, was issued in 1990. This standard deals with requirements associated with electrical safety-related work practices for industrial facilities. In general, this OSHA standard only addresses the electrical shock hazard and does not specifically address electrical arc-flash or arc-blast hazards.