Understanding EHS Codes & Standards for Electrical Safety- EPSCO

Safety Managers have a tough job. They need to make sure their facility is compliant with a complex set of government regulations while keeping productivity in mind. At EPSCO, we want to level up safety beyond compliance, but know that the standards are the place every Safety Manager starts.

There’s a lot to unpack when it comes to electrical safety codes and standards. EPSCO’s OneMoment online electrical safety training series will help you understand the history behind electrical safety regulations and show you where they’ve evolved to today. You’ll see how OSHA regulations determine the way electrical safety standards are set, and how to implement the most valuable safety practices from the NFPA 70E Handbook.

The NFPA 70E was written solely to turn OSHA rules into actionable steps that help make sure your facility is up to code. Our OneMoment electrical safety training videos break down the NFPA 70E into component sections, so you’ll know where to look for specific safety topics. We discuss the different responsibilities employers and employees have when it comes to electrical safety. We dive in-depth to tackle the cause and effect between electrically safe work conditions and energized work. We’ll also show you how to use the NFPA 70E as your guide to creating an Electrical Safety Program that meets compliance.

Knowing what’s behind the rules OSHA sets and the best practices outlined inside the NFPA 70E are incredibly important when it comes to making your workplace as safe as it needs to be for everyone on the team. Following electrical safety codes and standards will bring your facility up to compliance. But at EPSCO, we like to think of the safety standards as the foundation for more ambitious safety goals. We want to eliminate electrical fatalities from the workplace by 2030 and urge you to partner with us to make that part of the electrical safety program you put in place.