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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Is PPE required when working on 120-volt circuits? NFPA 70E ® 130.4(F)(1) states the qualified worker’s hands must be insulated or the energized parts must be guarded before they can enter the restricted approach boundary. The restricted approach distance to 120...
Is PPE required when working on 120-volt circuits?

Is PPE required when working on 120-volt circuits?

One of the more common tasks for an industrial electrician is to troubleshoot energized terminal points in 120-volt control panels. When machines stop running this is usually the first place we turn to determine the problem. Although the equipment in these panels is...

IMPORTANT UPDATE IN NFPA 70E 2021 EDITION

Operating a circuit breaker or switch for the first time after installation or completion of maintenance in equipment – Is now identified as “Yes” for requiring additional protective measures (i.e. PPE) per the tasks list in the 2021 edition of NFPA...

The 2021 Edition of NFPA 70E

NFPA 70E Revised Edition For 2021 The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) updates their Electrical Safety in the Workplace standard NFPA 70E® every 3 years. Since the last edition was published in 2018, we are due for a revised edition in 2021. Typically, the...

Taking Care of Your Electrical PPE

NFPA70E article 130.7(B) Care of Equipment discusses the basic requirements for the care and maintenance of electrical personal protective equipment. Because this equipment may save a life one day it is important that it is stored in such a way to protect it from...