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Pay Attention to Electrical Safety and Check Out HSI's New NFPA 70e Program

Pay Attention to Electrical Safety and Check Out HSI's New NFPA 70e Program

Pay Attention to Electrical Safety and Check out Summit’s NEW NFPA 70E Program

Electricity is such a common part of our lives that many times we forget the risks involved. Even with employees that work with electrical equipment every day, accidents can occur from something as simple as a damaged extension cord or a faulty shop floor outlet. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), electrocutions have been the fifth leading cause of workplace deaths for the past 20 years, with four main types of serious injury: electrocution (fatal), electric shock, burns, and falls caused as a result of contact with electrical energy.

Regardless of your job, it is always beneficial to have a reminder of how to avoid injury when working around electrical instruments or power sources. Check out what the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has to say on the subject:

New NFPA 70E Electrical Safety changes for 2015

It’s update year again for the NFPA 70E standard – is your workforce up-to-date? The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) updates the NFPA 70E standard every three years to continuously enhance best safety practices. This year’s updates introduce major changes to ensure an electrically safe working area and comply with OSHA 1910 Subpart S and OSHA 1926 Subpart K:

HSI's new program, NFPA 70E: Arc Flash and Arc Blast Protection, includes the 2015 updates for the NFPA 70E standard, as well as what it takes to ensure electrical workers can do their jobs without getting hurt or killed.

Available in online, streaming video and DVD formats and in English and Spanish languages, this course covers:

Keep your workplace up-to-date with the latest NFPA 70E standards.

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