2018 NFPA 70E Major Changes

The 2018 Edition is here and once again, change is a constant theme. From both minor and major revisions, to new additions and major reorganizations, the 11th edition contains many changes.

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Many global changes found throughout the 2018 edition include:

All mathematical symbols are replaced with alpha numeric values. i.e. “>” is now spelled out as “greater than”

cal/cm^2 are the primary units and J/cm^2 is in parenthesis.

A greater emphasis is placed on risk assessment.

Job Safety Planning was added as a new Section 110.1(I)

All training requirements are now located in 110.2. This includes relocating Lockout-Tagout training from Article 120.

All Lockout/Tagout auditing requirements were relocated to 110.1(K)(3).

In order to continue improving the standard to be more user friendly, Article 120 has been reorganized for a more logical flow.

Other changes include the deletion of the informational note regarding de-energizing above 40 cal/cm^2

The list of PPE standards has been removed from the mandatory part of the standard are re-located in informational text.

Conformity assessment requirements are now part of the mandatory language.




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Jim Phillips


• Founder: Brainfiller.com Electrical Power, Safety and Arc Flash Training • Associate Director: Electrical Safety UK Ltd. - Rotherham, England • Contributing Editor: Electrical Contractor Magazine • Author: Complete Guide to Performing an Arc Flash Hazard Study • B.S. Electrical Engineering • Registered Professional Engineer • Four Decades of Industrial and Utility Experience • Vice Chair: IEEE 1584 - IEEE Guide for Performing Arc Flash Hazard Calculations • TC Member: NFPA 70E - Electrical Safety in the Workplace • International Chair: IEC TC 78 Live Working Standards • Steering Committee – IEEE/NFPA Arc Flash Collaborative Research Project. E-mail: jphillips@brainfiller.com

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