Emerson Network Examines How New (NFPA) Safety Requirements Affect Data Centers
- Published on September 17, 2012
- Written by Mike McClain, Senior Web Designer & Site Manager
Columbus, Ohio – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and the global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, today announced the availability of a white paper entitled “NFPA 70E 2012 Rolls Out New Electrical Safety Requirements Affecting Data Centers.”
The white paper provides an overview of how the safety and maintenance changes required by NFPA 70E most impact data centers, discusses the challenges to implementing electrical safety programs, and shares best practices for creating an effective program for data centers.
“Electrical hazards are a serious workplace issue and are the fourth leading cause of traumatic occupational fatalities,” said Brian Humes, vice president and general manager, Emerson Network Power’s Liebert Services business. “The NFPA has made big strides to help protect workers and promote electrical safety with the NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety; however, some of the regulatory requirements are complex and at times hard to understand. This white paper clarifies the most recent changes to NFPA 70E. It gives data center managers the opportunity to digest the requirements, and more importantly, implement best practices for keeping their workplaces safe and compliant.”
The 2012 edition of NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® became effective Aug. 31, 2011, and requires data center managers to take action in regards to safety-related work practices. Issues addressed by the updated guidelines and covered in the white paper include safety training, proper use of equipment, arc flash and electrical system labeling, new maintenance practices and more.
To download “NFPA 70E 2012 Rolls Out New Electrical Safety Requirements Affecting Data Centers,” or for more information on Liebert Services or other Liebert technologies visit www.EmersonNetworkPower.com.
About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), delivers software, hardware and services that maximize availability, capacity and efficiency for data centers, healthcare and industrial facilities. A trusted industry leader in smart infrastructure technologies, Emerson Network Power provides innovative data center infrastructure management solutions that bridge the gap between IT and facility management and deliver efficiency and uncompromised availability regardless of capacity demands. Our solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services at www.EmersonNetworkPower.com.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2011 were $24.2 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.