Question: Could you ask your members if they know of any books, Web sites, or organizations
that provide training seminars on safe work practices around energized and de-energized electrical
Matthew Hermanson, email@example.com
Response No. 1:
Check out the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 70E) for the safety of contractors and employees
during construction. They have a lot of good stuff on electrical safety.
Noble Frye, firstname.lastname@example.org
Response No. 2:
The IEEE - Petroleum and Chemical Committee is holding
a Safety Seminar in Toronto on Jan. 23-26, 2001. Call Danny Liggett at Dupont 302-695-0267. The best
thing about this workshop is the "cracker barrel" get-together in the evening where exchanges
are made. Ask for a flyer. The program is different each year but held every year. I am speaking on
the subject of "How to keep your Grounding Systems from Hurting You."
Donald W. Zipse, email@example.com
Response No. 3:
Here are a few references I would suggest for Matthew:
Of course, the NFPA
IEEE Yellow Book
(Maintenance, Operation, and Safety of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems).
OSHA Elec. Regulations
Simplified (Building Tech Bookstore Inc. 1-800- ASK BOOK).
Dan McKinney, firstname.lastname@example.org
Response No. 4:
I attended a class put on by National Technology Transfer, Inc. a few years ago. It was a 3-day class
called Electrical Safety and Procedures. It was excellent! They are on the net at: http://www.nttinc.com
Daniel A. Wagner
Response No. 5:
In response to your request for safety training on electrical
systems, I am putting together a schedule for several subjects that might be of interest to your readers;
one will be electrical safety. These sessions will be 1-3 day seminar style, at our community college
site just north of Des Moines IA. There are several motels in the area and Interstate 35 passes within
two miles of the campus. I do not have a firm date yet for these classes but they will be held sometime
in the next three months. We will repeat 3-4 times a year if they are successful. These are open to
anyone and at a reasonable cost. They will be held during the week and between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. At
this time, they are not on our Web site but anyone interested may contact me at 515-964-6838, 515-964-6464,
or fax @ 515-964-6206. E-mail is email@example.com
Contact me for dates, cost, and course outlines after January
15. Registration, schedule & outline will be available by Web as soon as dates are determined
and put into our system. The following is a list of classes being considered:
on systems less than 2000 volts.
electrical motor controls.
electrical/electronic systems - (alarm & control systems).
PLC's - (Programmable Logic Controllers).
Code for Industry - (factory & commercial applications).
- (commercial & industrial applications).
variable speed motors - (VFD's).
These classes are designed around electricians and maintenance
personnel. Level 1 is for people with little or no experience but have some knowledge of AC &
DC electricity. We will offer levels 2 & 3 later this year. They will be the next step for beginners
and for people with some knowledge but need more in-depth skills. Classes include some demonstrations
and labs. Classes will run 6-hours a day. Notebook, pen and complimentary food & beverages are
provided. Students are responsible to have books as needed or they may purchase them at the time of
class (must notify me two weeks before class if needing books). List is available with outline.
I'm also interested in any other ideas for other subjects,
etc. that your readers might want. Product demonstrations are another thought if distributors or vendors
would like to get involved.
Terry L. Crowe, firstname.lastname@example.org
Response No. 6:
I do a seminar for the OSHA Electrical Standards, which is in-depth. I do not know
if you want that much material. It’s about 200 pages. I’m sure you are aware of the Bussman Safety
class, but it is limited. I guess it depends on how deep Matthew wants to go.
David R. Carpenter, email@example.com
Response No. 7:
I believe the Association of Builders & Contractors Institute has done some training
on that subject and I also believe that they have some written material. Call Dwight Foster at (561)
994-2640. I know they were in the process of moving so I hope the number is still good.
Lee Wansor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Response No. 8:
AVO International has been a great source of in-house electrical training for our company, Subparts
"R" & "S" specifically. Check with Kaylee at email@example.com
or their Web site at www.avointl.com.
Samuel A. Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org
Response No. 9:
Kent Parshall, email@example.com
Response No. 10:
One of the better books on electrical safety that I have found is "OSHA Electrical
Regulations Simplified" Stallcup 1999. As far as seminars go, call some of the equipment manufacturers
that produce electrical-rated gloves or, if you are looking for high-voltage training, try a hotstick
manufacturer. North Gloves and White Rubber Co. for gloves and Hastings for hotsticks come to mind.
Dennis O’Key, firstname.lastname@example.org
Response No. 11:
My favorite electrical safety Web
Please share them with all members.
Joseph Nir, email@example.com
Response No. 12:
I have received information from the AVO International Training Institute (www.avointl.com) on courses that they offer on electrical
safety and maintenance. I have not attended any classes with AVO so I cannot comment on the quality
or type of training that they offer.
Brent Kooiman, Brent.Kooiman@Interstates.com
Response No. 13:
NETA guidelines for members only are available and NETA will be holding a conference in Kansas City
on March 13-16. Go To WWW.netaworld.org or call
1-(888) 300-6382. We welcome participants.
Ralph Patterson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Response No. 14:
You sent us information regarding the Bussmann's Safety
Program. Along with the video is a booklet "Handbook for Electrical Safety." Apparently,
Bussmann contracted with a consulting service to help with the program and they are listed in the
booklet: Electrical Safety Consulting Services, Inc., c/o Ray A. Jones, P.E. Apparently, he (they)
are available at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. There are also a number of
sources listed at the end of the video, but it went too fast for me to catch. I'd suggest your members
start there and, by all means, get a copy of the video.
W.L. Ramage, CatsRus64@cs.com
Response No. 15:
Yes, the American Maintenance Management Institute (AMMI) provides such classes and
even certifications. They can be reached at 800-897-AMMI, or 760-250-3853 (which is the cell phone
of Jack Hoffer, one of the directors).
Al Suther, Allisengineering@aol.com