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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) along with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has worked together to establish new requirements to protect workers from electric arc flash. Power Mag has compiled a Cliff's Notes to get you started.
A few take aways to note:
- The latest updates to the NFPA 70E standard and OSHA's 1910.269/1926 have changed how arc flash protective clothing and personal protective equipment are chosen.
- A qualified person must determine if equipment is properly installed/maintained.
- A qualified person must sometimes make judgement calls.