Arc flash label details. They now appear in article 1305h.
Arc flash labeling requirements overview the national fire protection association nfpa details how to comply with the occupational safety and health administrations osha regulation 29 cfr 1910333a through the nfpa 70e standard.
Nfpa 70e arc flash label requirements. Osha is citing and fining employers for failure to protect employees from the dangers of arc flash. Nec arc flash label requirements just because exception 2 provides conditions where detailed information may no longer be required on the label the need for labels has not been eliminated. See the seven elements of an arc flash label.
As part of the latest edition of nfpa 70e arc flash warning labels must include either the calculated incident energy or the level of ppe required. The nec still has its requirements. The table was renumbered to 1307c 15c to simplify the table numbering.
Nec arc flash label requirements just because exception 2 provides conditions where detailed information may no longer be required on the label the need for labels has not been eliminated. For guidelines on how to protect employees osha refers employers to the nfpa 70e standard standard for electrical safety in the workplace this document provides information on the most current arc flash labeling requirements as well as best practices for creating and maintaining such. Arc flash labels of some kind have been required by nfpa 70e for many years.
1 and 2 are carried over from the 2015 edition of nfpa 70e. The arc flash ppe categories are the same also. However the essential information requirements have been kept unchanged from the 2015 edition.
National electrical code nec and nfpa 70b. Document the method of calculating and the data to support the information for the label and review for accuracy at intervals not to exceed 5 years. In the new edition of nfpa 70e the labeling requirements have been moved slightly.
Old table 1307c16 remains mostly unchanged from the 2015 edition but does have some minor changes. The nec still has its requirements. This updated standard is intended to make it easier for qualified workers to select the proper ppe for the job.
Article 110 of nfpa 70e identifies the general requirements for electrical safety related work practices. If youre responsible for ensuring workers are protected from shock and arc flash hazards use the 2018 edition of nfpa 70e along with nfpa 70.