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NFPA 70E - Understanding the Risks of Non-Compliance (by Steve Bowers, CSP, CET)

The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that over 400 fatalities and nearly 10,000 serious injuries occur each year due to Arc Flash related incidents, with industry experts estimating even higher numbers. These frightening statistics equate to an Arc Flash related incident occurring up to 10 times a day, and at least one worker losing their life, every day in the U.S. Failure to comply with the logical and proven requirements of NFPA 70E continues to be the root cause of these preventable deaths and injuries. In addition, inadvertent contact with energized components continues to be the 4th leading cause of death in construction, representing 9% of all construction related fatalities.

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