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NFPA 70E: The Electrical PPE Compliance Solution

Session Type: Pre-Convention Workshops
Track Number: PW-9
Location: WSCTC
Room: 603
Speaker: Presenter: Palmer Hickman, NJATC, Director of Code and Safety Training and Curriculum Development

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2009
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


This course is targeted towards electrical contractors, safety professionals, electricians and their supervisors, and will explore how NFPA 70E can be a compliance solution in an effort to protect workers exposed to electrical hazards. Few will argue that OSHA guidelines must be followed. However, it is not always clear how to comply with what OSHA requires. Many of OSHA's electrical PPE requirements are written in performance requirements, requiring worker protection without necessarily indicating how to comply. Topics include coverage of a number of OSHA's requirements related to energized electrical work and how to provide the OSHA-required protection utilizing items such as insulated tools, FR clothing, and rubber & insulating gloves and blankets in accordance with NFPA 70E. Participants will learn why while OSHA is the "shall," many look to 70E as the "how."

Speaker Bio:

Palmer Hickman is the Director of Code and Safety Training and Curriculum Development for the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry (NJATC). Palmer represents the industry on the NFPA 70E Technical Committee, the National Electrical Code Technical Correlating Committee, Code Panel 1 of the NEC, and the NFPA 70B Technical Committee. In addition, he is an OSHA Master Instructor for Construction; an OSHA authorized Outreach Trainer for Construction and General Industry, and a 30-year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

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