NFPA 70E/CSA Z462 – Workplace Standard for Electrical Safety

Workplace Safety
Workplace Safety

NFPA 70E/CSA-Z462 -The standard for electrical safety in the workplace

As the foremost consensus standard for electrical safety in the workplace, NFPA 70E is the primary resource for employers to use in determining how to comply with OSHA’s electrical safety regulations. It is also used by OSHA and the courts in the investigation of injuries in order to assess whether or not the involved employers took reasonable steps and precautions to protect their employees.

The 70E standard was developed in the U.S., but has been largely adopted in Canada’s CSA Z462 ‘Workplace Electrical Safety’ standard and is also increasingly recognized and used in Mexico. The key elements summarized below will generally apply in all three countries. Consult the standards for complete details.

Article 110 – General Requirements for Electrical Safety–Related Work Practices

Article 120– Establishing an Electrically Safe Work Condition

Article 130 – Work Involving Electrical Hazards

Article 130.2 Electrically Safe Working Conditions

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