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National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, 2009 Ed.


National Fire Protection Association NFPA 70E is a standard for practical safe workplaces relative to the hazards associated with electrical energy. NFPA is a membership organization whose headquarters is located in Quincy, Massachusetts. Its members include experts on electrical safety. NFPA is known for its sponsorship of the National Electrical Code - NFPA 70

NFPA 70E is the standard that addresses those electrical safety requirements for employees.

The "Authority having jurisdiction" inspects for compliance with these minimum standards.


NFPA 70E addresses those electrical safety requirements for employees workplaces that are necessary for practical safeguarding of employees in their pursuit of gainful employment. This standard covers the following:

  1. Electrical conductors and equipment installed within or on buildings or other structures, including mobile homes and recreational vehicles, and other premise such as yards, carnival, parking and other lots, and industrial electrical substations.
  2. Conductors that connect the installations to a supply of electricity.
  3. Other outside conductors on the premises.

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NFPA Standards[]

  • NFPA 70 - National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • NFPA 70B - Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance
  • NFPA 70E - Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
  • NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm Code
  • NFPA 704 - Standard System for the Identification of the Hazards of Materials for Emergency Response
  • NFPA 853 - Standard for the installation of stationary fuel cell power systems
  • NFPA 921 - Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations
  • NFPA 99 - Health Care Facilities
  • NFPA 101 - Life Safety Code
  • NFPA 1123 - Code for Outdoor Firework Displays
  • NFPA 1901 - Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus

Fire apparatus[]

  • Fire Equipment Manufacturers' Association
  • Fire extinguisher - The NFPA classifies extinguishers into the familiar A, B, C, D, & K use system


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