What is NFPA 70B?
We’ve all heard of OSHA. Everyone knows who they and you’ve probably heard about NFPA 70E. But what about NFPA 70B? OSHA is the WHAT, and NFPA is the HOW. NFPA 7OE is the comprehensive standard that establishes best electrical safety practices on how to protect workers from electric arc flash and arc blast exposure and resulting potential injury and death.
NFPA 70B is the much-forgotten Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance. NFPA 70B details preventive maintenance for electrical, electronic, and communication systems and equipment — such as those used in industrial plants, institutional and commercial buildings, and large multi-family residential complexes — to prevent equipment failures and worker injuries. Proper maintenance is absolutely essential to the safety of your facility and your employees.
If this is all new to you, or you need to brush up on your facility’s electrical maintenance. The BWC has an upcoming Course:
Date: May 23-25, 2022
Electrical Safety Maintenance (NFPA 70B) – Practices for Electrical
Description: This course provides students an overview into electrical safety audit procedures. Instruction will focus on analyzing work practices following applicable codes and standards.
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