Changes to NFPA-70E-2018


Please plan to attend this meeting of the Industry Applications Society. The speaker will be Bob Fuhr, President at PowerStudies, Inc.

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 presentation will provide 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 to evolve over time and now puts the need of hierarchy 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 are responsible for ensuring that your workers are protected from shock and arc flash hazards, then this presentation is essential for you to attend. 

  Date and Time




  • Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane
  • Pleasant Hill, California
  • United States 94523
  • Starts 04 December 2017 12:00 AM
  • Ends 14 February 2018 12:00 AM
  • All times are America/Los_Angeles
  • No Admission Charge
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Changes to NFPA-70E-2018

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.


In 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”.





Zio Fraedos

611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Call 925-933-9091 if you need directions.

No-host social at 5:30 pm; Presentation at 6:15pm; Dinner at 7:15 pm;

Please make reservations by November 13 by contacting Luis Soria via email:  or telephone: (415) 793-7909

The cost of dinner is $25 for IEEE members, $15 for student and retired members;

$30 for non-members.


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