2018 Revisions to NFPA-70E

Jan 18, 2018 11:30am -
Jan 18, 2018 1:00pm

Event Description

2018 Revisions to NFPA-70E

Presented by Robert Fuhr, P.E., PowerStudies Inc.
Thursday, January18
Check in 11:30AM
Presentation noon - 1:00PM
Puget Sound Energy Auditorium, 355 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004


NFPA-70E was developed at the request of OSHA.  It contains the latest information about the effects of arc flash, blast and the hazards of DC power.  There have been recent developments and improvements in electrical design and PPE.  This document provides the information to help you and your company comply with OSHA 1919 Subpart S and 1926 Subpart K.  Just like the National Electrical Code Document 70, the 70E document is revised every three years.  The latest version was released in October 2017.  The standard continues evolve over time and now puts the need of herarchy of risk controls from an informational note to the text of the standard.  The new emphasis is now on eliminating the hazard.  Also, the new standard addresses risk assessment with consideration of human factors such as human error as part of the assessment process.

There have also been other changes that include:

  • Modification of the arc hazard identification table 130.7(C)(15)(A)(a)
  • Reorganization of Article 120 and the requirements of establishing a safe work condition.
  • Changes to Article 320 involving the hazards related to batteries and battery rooms.
  • New Article 350 that discusses the Electrical Safety Authority for laboratories.

Bring your company's electrical safety program up-to-date and give employees critical knowledge.

NFPA 70E is an important tool for contractors, risk managers, engineers, building managers, owners, and everyone concerned with reducing electrical-related accidents, liability, and loss.  If you work on electrical equipment or responsible for ensuring that your workers are protected from shock and arc flash hazards, then this presentation is essential for you to attend.  


Bob Fuhr graduated with a B.S.E.E. from the University of Wisconsin in 1980.  Bob has worked for Tennessee Valley Authority, Madison Gas & Electric, General Electric Company and the University of Washington.  1n 1986, he established PowerStudies, Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in power systems studies, power quality services, electrical safety programs, low and high voltage electrical safety training.  He also teaches classes in short circuit calculation, protective device coordination, arc flash risk assessments, power factor correction, harmonics, filter design and electrical safety.

Mr. Fuhr is a Professional Engineer registered in British Columbia, California, Washington and many other states throughout the US.  Bob has been involved in IEEE and the Industrial Applications Society since 1986. He has served as an officer for IAS and Chairperson from 1988 to 1993.  He is an IEEE Senior Member.  He is also member of the Electric League of the Pacific Northwest.  He is a member of the IEEE 1584 Working Group tasked to revise the standard “IEEE Guide for Performing Arc Flash Hazard Calculations”.

Join us for the Electric League's Monthly Luncheon Meeting and Networking Event, Thursday, January 18, 2018 at the Puget Sound Energy Auditorium in the Conference Center Building, 355 110th Avenue NE, Bellevue, 98004. Check-in at 11:30 AM, presentation will run from noon - 1:00 PM.  Advance registration and payment is required, and is being accepted now. Please assist our planning by registering early. League Members: $40; Non-League Members: $50. A late fee applies for registrations received after Tuesday, January 16.  Register below, phone 425-646-4727, or email brookw@electricleague.net.


Access to the parking garage is via the 110th & 108th street parking entrances. Take an EST Building elevator to the lobby level; the PSE Auditorium is connected to the lobby. Parking vouchers are included in the registration and will be available at the meeting.

Event Type:Education & Networking
Category:Monthly League Meeting
Early registration ends on Nov 07, 2017.
Regular registration starts on Nov 08, 2017 and ends on Jan 15, 2018.
Late registration starts on Jan 16, 2018.


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 Event Fee
Member Fee: $40.00$40.00$45.00
Non-Member Fee: $50.00$50.00$55.00