October 10, 2023
7:30AM - 3:30PM
ECA / NECA Joint Safety Forum - Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at INTECH
IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (INTECH) - 6201 W. 115th Street - Alsip, IL
The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Safety Committee along with the Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA Safety Committee is proud to sponsor two programs, "NFPA 70B: Standard for Electrical Equipment Maintenance" - 2 hours, and “NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace" - 4 hour Refresher.
Tuesday, October 10, 2023
7:30 am - Breakfast
8:00 am - 10:00 am
"NFPA 70B Standard for Electrical Equipment Maintenance Overview"
Complimentary session open to all IBEW signatory contractors.
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
“NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace" - Refresher - 4 hours (Includes lunch)
Open only to NECA contractor members
$100 fee (will have a short break for lunch at noon)
IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (INTECH)
6201 W. 115th Street
NFPA 70B: Standard for Electrical Equipment Maintenance
(Joint Safety Forum Session)
This presentation focuses on examining some of the major changes that took place during the monumental shift of NFPA 70B from a recommended practice to a standard. In addition to how the recommendations became requirements, we will examine the impact that this document has the potential to make on safety for electricians in the field. This presentation will also explore how the electrical contractor can utilize NFPA 70B for guidance to customers on how to care for their electrical infrastructure after the installation has been completed.
NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace - Refresher Overview
(Session Only for NECA Contractor members)
This class keeps attendees current on the information gained in the standard 70E. In addition to a review of standard electrical safety principles, attendees are brought up to date on the changes in the latest edition of the NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, which is revised every three years.
Outline of session, includes:
1.Electrical Safety Facts/Risks
2.Electrical Related Government Regulations & Standards
- Applicable: NFPA 70E/OSHA •How Standards Are Used •Key Definitions/Issues
3.Shock Hazards & Protection Strategies
- Understanding Shock •Variables Impacting Hazard •Protection Boundaries
- Voltage Rated Gloves and Other Shock PPE •Rated Insulated Tools and Other Equipment
4.Arc Flash Hazards & Protection Strategies
- Causes/Types •Arc Blast •Mitigating Hazard through Engineering Design and Work Methods
- Arc Flash Boundaries •Practical Application
5.Arc Rated Personal Protective Equipment
- Overview •Protecting Head, Hands and Feet •PPE Programs: Categories, Levels, Systems •Environmental Considerations •PPE Guidelines and Maintenance
- Elements of Safety Planning •Job Briefing •Energized Electrical Work Permit
- Components of Assessment •Methods: Tables or Incident Energy Calculations
- Labeling •Steps to Identify Boundaries/PPE
8.Safety Related Work Practices
- Defining “Electrically Safe Work Condition” •Identifying and Securing Boundaries
- Tools and Equipment •Best Practices for Lock Out/Tag Out, VerifyingDe-energization
- Situational Conditions (Overhead, Underground, etc.)•Special Equipment •Training
- Administrative Guidelines •Recognizing Hazards and Poor Work Practices
Please contact the ECA with any questions at: (708) 531-0022.
We look forward to seeing you at the event(s)!
INSTRUCTOR: Derek Vigstol, e-Hazard
Derek Vigstol is an electrical safety consultant for e-Hazard Management, LLC. He is a master electrician licensed in the state of Minnesota but has spent the last decade of his career training and educating electrical industry professionals on all things NFPA electrical codes and standards. Derek started his career in training at the Minneapolis Electrical JATC by training apprentices and pre-apprentices. During his time at the JATC he had the opportunity to compete in the NEC Challenge Championship sponsored by NFPA and upon becoming the first national NEC Challenge champion had the opportunity to transition to an internal subject matter expert role at NFPA. Derek spent the next several years in various positions at NFPA assisting in the development and support of NFPA electrical codes and standards. His role as the senior electrical content specialist was involved in several technical projects such as NFPA training, NFPA certifications, and NFPA Handbooks just to name a few. After transitioning to e-Hazard, Derek spends most of his time working in the electrical safety space training qualified electrical works, auditing facilities, and developing electrical safety programs for clients. Also in his spare time Derek is an author for Cengage publishing and has contributed to several of their electrical titles. Derek also contributes to several NECA publications such as Electrical Contractor and Safety Leader magazines.