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!