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4/17/2020  - Postponed - Electrical Safety for

Location: North Country Chamber of Commerce
Address: 7061 State Route 9 Plattsburgh NY 12901
Start Time: 8:00 AM - End Time: 12:00 PM
Member Price: $0.00 / Non-Member Price: $0.00

Another is scheduled for 5/15/2020. Please register early.

Electrical Safety for "Unqualified" Non - Electrical Workers

Electrical Safety for Non-Electrical Workers includes OSHA 1910 and NFPA 70E electrical safety requirements, and is specifically designed to help workers who are not qualified to do electrical work but might be in the vicinity of live work. We’ll discuss electrical safety topics that can impact them daily, such as frayed extension cords, damaged portable equipment, damp locations, double insulated, GFCIs, ungrounded equipment, over-loaded circuits, how grounding works, power strips, two-pronged plugs and more. In this course we’ll look at real life scenarios and case studies to assist workers in identifying and avoiding electrical hazards. The OSHA requirements contained in this training apply to employees who face a risk of electric shock that is not reduced to a safe level by the electrical installation requirements of §1910.303 through 1910.308.


TYPICAL OCCUPATIONAL CATEGORIES OF “UNQUALIFIED” EMPLOYEES:  Production supervisors, housekeeping, security staff, janitorial staff, office workers, teachers, lab workers, and construction workers. Any other employees who also may reasonably be expected to face a comparable risk of injury due to electric shock or other electrical hazards must also be trained.

NFPA 70E: This standard addresses electrical safety-related work practices for employee workplaces that are necessary for the practical safeguarding of employees relative to the hazards associated with electrical energy during activities such as the operation, cleaning, lubrication and working in close proximity to electrical equipment. . This standard also includes safe work practices for employees performing other work activities that can expose them to electrical hazards as well as safe work practices for the following: (1) Housekeeping and janitorial tasks (2) Dailey tasks that are on or near electrical appliances, or electrical equipment in their work area.  Such as: office buildings, warehouses, garages, machine shops, schools and recreational buildings.

· Qualified Vs Unqualified Workers

· Grounding Pin

· Daily Inspection of Extension Cords

· Daily Inspection of Power hand tools




· Approach Boundaries

· Clearance Around Electrical Panels

· Clearance Around Overhead Electrical Conductors

· Shock Hazards

· Arc Flash Hazard

· Arc Flash Boundary

· Power Strips

· Effects Of Current On The Human Body

Instructor:  JOHN OLSEN, Blue Collar Safety & Technical Services

John Olsen is retired from Georgia Pacific in Plattsburgh NY, after 37 years as an Electrical and Instrumentation Technician. He has developed and implemented safety courses in Ergonomics, General Electrical Safety, Electrical Safe Work Practices, Lock out /Tag out,  Hoist and Material Handling Equipment  Safety, “NFPA 70-E” and “Safety for Maintenance Workers”  . Some of the companies and organizations that received training from John are the North Country Chamber of Commerce, IBM in Essex Junction Vt., NYCO, Multina, Moldrite, Nova Bus, Clarkson University, SUNY Potsdam, Albany University, Pfizer, Mankind, Plattsburgh City Fire Department, Cumberland Head Fire Department and Georgia Pacific. He was a board member of The Region II VPPPA, and has been asked to give presentations and training at the Region II VPPPA and National VPPPA Conference’s.

Funding Provided By:
New York State Occupational Safety & Health Hazard Abatement Board through the OSH T+E Fund

  • Breakfast will be included with your registration. 
  • Cancellation must be received 3 days before day of  seminar & no shows will be charged!


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