NFPA 70E Annex Q, 2018 Update
The 2018 update to NFPA 70E includes the consideration of “human error” in the risk assessment procedure. This new requirement is found in section 110.1 (H)(2) which states “Human Error. The risk assessment procedure shall address the potential for human error and its negative consequences on people, processes, the work environment, and equipment”.
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What is New?
Additional requirement for organizations to address Human Error.
Section 110.1 (H)(2) - "The risk assessment procedure shall address the potential for human error and its negative consequences on people, processes, the work environment, and equipment."
Annex Q introduces the concept of Human Performance and how this should be applied to workplace electrical safety.
Who does this impact?
Employers - All work practices and procedures should be established, documented and implemented. Employers are also required to provide training to employees.
Employees are required to comply with all safety-related work practices and procedures implemented by employers.
Contractors share in the responsibility of advising, educating, and protecting contracted electrical workers in hazardous situations.
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