Safety-Related Maintenance: The Evolving Standard

In managing any electrical system, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) publishes three key documents (NFPA 70, National Electrical Code; NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace; and NFPA 70B, Standard for Electrical Equipment Maintenance). As of January 2023, NFPA 70B has evolved from a “recommended practice” into an enforceable standard. With this elevation of NFPA 70B, electrical professionals now have some well-developed guidelines to keep people safe while ensuring a strong and reliable electrical system.