The Importance of NFPA 70E for Electrical Forensic Investigations

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released a 2015 edition of NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.  It covers and assists in complying with the Occupational Safety and Health Association’s requirements, including changes to requirements since the last edition. For personal safety in forensic studies it is important to stay informed of these updates.  NFPA 70E …


Meet the Experts: Q & A with Gary Woodall, P.E., CFEI

Q: What are the most common misconceptions people have about electricity? GW: I think one of the big issues is that because people can’t see electricity, they have a hard time understanding what it is.  Also, most people don’t realize that it doesn’t take much electrical current to kill a person—just 10 milliamps will prevent a person from letting go of an …