"It is the contractor's responsibility for enforcement of safety policies. How many contractors tell you, "Well, we've got a 70E policy: We don't work energized." Well, they're lying, because you can't do troubleshooting or commissioning without what? Energized work."
"Only two reasons are accepted for doing energized work: Not doing it energized will create a greater hazard, or not doing it energized is infeasible. Otherwise, it's not worth it to work energized."
- Quotes by Wesley Wheeler, safety director for the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) at the National Safety Congress and Expo on 10/17/16.