SESHA 2018 Symposium Abstract

Electrical Safety Overview

Aaron* Zude; Ron Scholtz
(Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkely, CA)

Working with electricity can be dangerous. There are numerous personnel in a high technology and research & development environments that can be exposed to electrical hazards if precautions are not followed. This presentation will give a general overview of electrical safety requirements, lessons learned, and examples of effective electrical safety program implementation. Federal OSHA Overview NFPA 70E Overview Risk Assessment & Hierarchy of Controls Qualified Person and Qualified Electrical Worker Competency Requirements Electrically Safe Work Condition Energized Electrical Work Requirements Breaker Panels Arc and Shock Hazards Electrical Equipment Listing & Labeling (NRTL) Electrical Equipment AHJ Acceptance & Field Labeling R&D Challenges Electrical Incidents