So the outside consultant with a vested interest in separating you from your money, will specify the most conservative interpretation of the 70E rules in order to validate their cost to the company. Meanwhile you will need PPE to plug in a vacuum cleaner in the office spaces.
If the people doing your analysis are the same ones that are selling you your PPE, you probably have a point.
My point is; it is not a requirement of NFPA70E that you employ any more PPE than is necessary to perform the task.
The typical AF study says how bad things could be (the hazard), not how likely they are to occur(the risk).
70E clearly says that the risk must be analyzed as well as the danger. The is partly why their 'task tables' result in a Hazard Risk
Category instead of simply cal/cm^2.