Hundreds of thousands of Americans working on or near energized industrial electrical equipment do not currently have protection from this deadly hazard, despite standards which have been in place for over 20 years.
What is the Partnership for Electrical Safety's Mission?
We believe that the PPE requirements of NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace provide the appropriate best practices to ensure industrial electrical worker safety, and should be broadly adopted for substantially all live or potentially live industrial electrical work in the United States.
Why is this issue so important now?
We want to ensure the safety of all workers..
The PPE requirements of NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace have been in place for over 20 years, yet there are still currently over 600,000 industrial electrical workers without proper protection. Through education, we believe best practices under the standard will be adopted, and together, we can lower the number of unprotected workers in America.
Leading by Example:
The electric utility industry in general and Investor-owned Utilities (IOUs) in particular have been providing the appropriate arc flash protection to their workers since 1994, dramatically reducing arc flash injuries and fatalities. The 2014 revision to 1910.269 completed the protection of outside electrical workers in a manner PES fully supports. PES is committed to ensuring industrial electricians are provided the same protection.
How Can You Get Involved?
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICAL WORKER SAFETY IS ON THE LINE EVERY DAY