Changes to 2018 NFPA 70E


Stay up to date with the latest proposed changes to the 2018 Edition of NFPA 70E with this 2 DVD set and 52 page course notebook by Jim Phillips, P.E.  Get a jump on what you will need to keep your electrical safety and arc flash practices current.

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Proposed Changes – 2018 NFPA 70E 


The 2018 Edition is right around the corner and once again, change is a constant theme. From both minor and major revisions, to new additions and major reorganizations, the 11th edition contains many proposed changes.

Many global changes found throughout the 2018 edition include:

All mathematical symbols are replaced with alpha numeric values. i.e. “>” is now spelled out as “greater than”

cal/cm^2 are the primary units and J/cm^2 is in parenthesis.

A greater emphasis is placed on risk assessment.

Job Safety Planning was added as a new Section 110.1(I)

All training requirements are now located in 110.2. This includes relocating Lockout-Tagout training from Article 120.

All Lockout/Tagout auditing requirements were relocated to 110.1(K)(3).

In order to continue improving the standard to be more user friendly, Article 120 has been reorganized for a more logical flow.

Other changes include the deletion of the informational note regarding de-energizing above 40 cal/cm^2

The list of PPE standards has been removed from the mandatory part of the standard are re-located in informational text. Conformity assessment requirements are now part of the mandatory language.

Watch this video series and get an early jump on what is coming down the road for 2018!

Note: This video addresses the major proposed changes for the 2018 Edition of NFPA 70E. Since the final standard has not yet been formally approved at the time of production, it is always the possibility a few last-minute changes could occur before the standard is published. Therefore, the viewer must always refer to the final approved version once it is published.