Despite 15 revisions to the NFPA 70E standard since 1975, there still are hundreds of incidents each year where improperly performed work on energized equipment is associated with a substantial share of electrical injuries.
We are winning the war on electrical safety, but we continue to lose a lot of battles. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, fatal electrical injuries have fallen by almost 60% in the last two decades. At the same time, non-fatal electrical injuries rates haven’t fallen much. On average, there are about five electrical safety or arc flash incidents every day in the U.S.