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Courses and Seminars


History of Electricity and Fascinating Electro Medical Gadgets
(2 to 4 hours)

The hottest new seminar event being requested as not only a conference drawing card but also as a stand alone event for private sector training events.

It is a fact that safety is an attitude, and that electricity is in every workplace and home.  What better way to stimulate electrical safety interest than to examine the history and evolution of electricity in America. Travel back through time and experience the subject brought to life with historical anecdotes of the great scientists and inventors such as Westinghouse, Tesla, Edison and more.  See and experience actual working electrical equipment demonstrations from the personal electrical antiquities collection of your presenter and guide through this experience.  See rare documents such as the earliest electrical codes of the 19th century and what they required.  See an actual working carbon filament lamp exactly like the one Thomas Edison invented and was widely used at the turn of the 20th century.  See Nikola Tesla’s greatest invention the “Tesla Coil” as it demonstrates the transmission of electricity without the use of wires to power electric light. See actual photographs from the 1893 world’s fair where electricity was first used.  Listen to a discussion of the famous “War of the Currents” battle between Edison and Tesla where live animals were electrocuted during public displays in New York City to discredit the use of alternating current over direct current. See an actual rare film clip of such an event. See live demonstrations of actual operating “antique electro-medical devices” such as the “Faradic Generator”, “Violet Ray” and others just as they were used as early as the late 19th century and early 20th century to enhance a person’s health and well being and advertised to cure everything and anything. The presentation includes dynamic and vivid demonstrations with audience participation! Don’t miss this unique and rare opportunity to see, hear and experience the evolution of electricity.

What’s OSHA Teaching its Inspectors Regarding OSHA’s Electrical Safety Related Work Practices
and NFPA 70E?!

(1½ to 3 hours)

After reviewing the fundamental hazards of electricity, OSHA professor “Grizzy” will present OSHA’s Electrical Safety Related Work Practice Standard requirements and how NFPA 70E applies.  Virtually everyone knows that qualified electrical workers need training but did you know that it is a requirement that virtually all workers including non electrical workers (unqualified workers) need electrical training? Find out what electrical training is required for the non-electrical workers, and the procedures every company needs to have in place. .  Actual OSHA cases and electrical accidents, some of which were investigated by Grizzy, will be shown and discussed.  This seminar is not only loaded with the latest and greatest technical information on some really hot issues but also gives a glimpse of what the OSHA electrical professor has taught all the OSHA investigators nationwide.

OSHA and NFPA 70E: How They Apply in Construction
(1 1/2 - 2 hours)

Can OSHA apply NFPA 70E to a construction site? What is the connection between OSHA standards and NFPA 70E? Can OSHA issue citations based upon 70E? How does this standards as well as OSHA electrical standards apply to my (qualified as well as unqualified) workers?
These questions and more will be answered by “Grizzy” who has trained OSHA investigators, provided investigative guidance, and shaped OSHA policy and standards for several decades. Attendees will see actual OSHA cases electrical accidents, some of which were investigated by “Grizzy”, including real accidents and fatalities caught on video tape by security cameras.

 NFPA 70E update
(1¼ to 1½ hours)

NFPA  70E “Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace" published by NFPA has been recently revised and the 2009 edition was just released in October of 2008. Grizzy will discuss some of the history of 70E from it’s inception in 1975 through today including its purpose and OSHA’s role in its development.  Also some of the latest and most significant changes in this latest edition will be reviewed.

OSHA’s New Electrical Standard
(1¼ to 1½ hours )

On February 14, 2007, OSHA announced in the Federal Register that a new electrical standard would become enforceable by OSHA on August 13th, 2007.  Today, many people are unaware of these new requirements. Grizzy will discuss their context with regards to other standards like NFPA 70E and the NEC and outline some of the significant requirements of these standards as well as their impact on employers.

**Full courses from ½ day to 1 week or longer are also available**

NFPA 70E, OSHA and You: How to be in Compliance (1-2 day)

This course is for qualified employees or employees preparing to become qualified, and examines the OSHA and NFPA electrical safety work practice standards required for the safety of all employees while working on or near electrical equipment.  The course is pragmatically based upon the hazards of electricity and explores the relationship of the standards requirements to specific electrical hazards. Engineering controls, including Lockout/Tagout as well as PPE for both electrocution as well as burn and arc flash/arc blast protections are applied relating directly to the safety control hierarchy.
Also available is a shorter companion electrical safety course as required by the standards for unqualified electrical workers.

Electrical Safety Standards (4-5 day)
This shortened version of the two week OSHA #3090 course is designed to provide the student with a survey of OSHA's electrical standards as well as the NFPA electrical standards and the hazards associated with electrical installations and equipment. Topics include: Electrical fundamentals, overcurrent protection, single- and three-phase systems, cord- and plug-connected and fixed equipment, grounding, ground fault circuit interrupters, and safety-related work practices. Emphasis is placed on electrical hazard recognition and OSHA policies and procedures. Students are encouraged to bring their electrical test equipment and will be instructed on the safe and correct use of the testers as well as the limitations of the various electrical testers. Students will use the testers on “specially designed fault board outlets” provided in order to, determine branch circuit conditions, identify the associated hazards and reference the applicable standards for each separate condition as well as to illustrate limitations of the circuit testers. For course matrix, click here.
Note: This is the course originally developed and taught by Grizzy for OSHA inspectors nationwide, and now available to you.

Other Courses:

Electrical Power Generation Transmission and Distribution
Based upon OSHA’s 1910.269 standard, this course has only formerly only available to OSHA inspectors,

Machinery and Machine Guarding Standards (matrix)

Mechanical Power Press Guarding 

Collateral Duty Safety Officer course for Federal Agencies

OSHA 10 & 30 Hour Outreach courses