May’s Meeting Announcement

The next meeting will be held May 6, 2015, from 8-10 am, at the New England Institute of Technology, located at 2500 Post Road, Warwick, RI, 2nd floor Hall of Fame Room. E.W. Audet is sponsoring a Continental breakfast which will be served at 7:30am.

TOPIC – NFPA 70E – see overview at this link: NFPA 70E

Region 1 OSHA Training Institute Education Center Region 1, New England, Keene State College is providing this month’s speaker to discuss the NFPA 70E standard.

Doug MacDonald retired from Northeast Utilities after 40 years of service.  For the past 15 years has served as a Safety Manager and is an authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor in Construction for Region 1 OSHA Training Institute Education Instructor with Keene State College’s OSHA Education Center. He is also the President of the National Safety Council of Northern New England.

NFPA 70E Update and Correlating OSHA Standards Overview:

This 90 minute presentation will focus on the scope of standards, how OSHA uses recognized standards as a basis for general duty clause citation in construction,  the key elements that managers should be aware of, and overview of work practices, best management practices and regulatory responsibilities related to the protection of workers from exposure to workplace electrical hazards.

Refer to Region 1 OTI for training resources.

Below are some current OSHA interpretation concerning this subject: