18 May

When is energized work permitted?

Energized Work Permitted- NFPA-70E

Energized Work Permitted Compliance

Energized work must meet NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® requirements to be performed safely. Energized work is permitted when:

  • It can be demonstrated that de-energizing introduces additional hazards or increased risk.
  • It can be demonstrated that the task to be performed is infeasible in a de-energized state due to equipment design or operational limitations.
  • Electrical conductors and circuit parts operate at less than 50 volts.

NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®. Originally developed at OSHA’s request, NFPA 70E responds to the latest information about the effects of arc flash, arc blast, and direct current (dc) hazards, and recent developments in electrical design and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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