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41 Oregon OSHA Topic Specific Checklists 

 

Arc Flash Hazards 1Similar to the NEC, the NFPA updates their 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, on a 3 year cycle. The revisions address electrical hazard identification and strategies for their elimination, or reduction when de-energizing is not an option.

The 2018 edition was just released and supersedes all other previous editions. This now triggers establishing another stakeholder group to review and update our sample NECA-IBEW Energized Electrical Work Policy.

Significant changes and areas of focus will include:

- Expanded requirements to meet Qualified Person definition
- New emphasis towards a dual responsibility of both employer AND employees to              execute safe work practices
- Assessment of causes for potential human error and consequences
- Prioritizing hazard elimination as the first choice, rather than PPE use
- Formal investigation of electrical incidents and causal identification
- Mandatory auditing of electrical program, field work and LOTO procedures
- First aid / CPR training frequencies to now recognize multiyear recertification
- Estimating the hazard likelihood and severity based on electrical system design and condition of maintenance
- Greater emphasis on always de-energizing at any calorie level, not just when + 40 calories
- Additional options to use rubber gloves without leather protectors
- Documented completion of JSA to address individual tasks, hazards related to those tasks, exposure likelihood and potential      injury severity, and identification of appropriate control measures

Our first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 13th, at the NIETC, at 1:15 P.M. The stakeholder groups is open for anyone wanting to participate, and I would encourage you to send a representative from your firm, well versed in 70E or not.

Two CEU training options will be offered next year, a 4-hour 70E specific course, and an 8-hour electrical system design and 70E application course.

Please contact me for more information.

Joint Safety Committee

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NECA - IBEW Joint Safety Committee Meeting Minutes
IBEW Local 48 labor representatives and Oregon-Columbia Chapter NECA Safety Managers meet monthly to discuss jobsite safety concerns, review new safety regulations and develop industry best practices to elevate safety for our industry.  The committee was recognized at the 2009 Oregon Governor's Occupational Safety and Health Conference for their achievements in working together to solve difficult safety challenges.  Committee meetings every other evenly numbered month, on the third Thursday at 2:30 PM in the NIETC conference room.

Toolbox Talks

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Safety Tool Box Talks are used in the workplace to address site specific safety concerns.  They can be used to document initial and refresher training as well as inform other subs or GCs of workplace safety concerns.  The NIETC Safety Talks are organized by topic and month but can be used in any manner that best fits your needs. 

Safety Certifications

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Within OSHA standards there are many applications that require employers to train their employees to different levels of competency depending upon the degree of hazard, exposure or level of responsibility.  Examples include general awareness training, competent person training, qualified person training and proof of training and competency through a formal certification process.  The NIETC provides a wide variety of safety training, some of which qualifies or certifies the students to perform specific tasks.