Engineering Controls and Preventative Maintenance of Electrical Equipment: Recommendations or Requirements?

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NFPA 70B, the Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance is undergoing a major cover-to-cover rewrite. As a result, the electrical preventative maintenance (EPM) contents will be converted from recommendations to mandatory requirements. This session will provide first-hand insight, from the NFPA 70B committee chair, into anticipated content included in the First Draft of the standard. You will gain a high-level overview of the NFPA standards development process, the timeline, and how to participate in the process.


  • Rod West

    Rod West

    Schneider Electric

    Rod West is a senior staff engineer with Schneider Electric. West holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and is a registered professional engineer (PE). He has worked in the electrical industry for more than 28 years and holds a total of 12 patents for various types of electrical equipment and components. West chairs the board of directors for Whitewater Valley REMC, is a NAFI certified fire and explosion investigator and is a member of the electrical section of NFPA. He represents NEMA on CMP-8 for the National Electrical Code (NEC) and is a principal technical committee member for NFPA 70E, the standard for electrical safety in the workplace.

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