Educational Sessions About Electrical Safety to be Offered to Those in Commercial Building Industry

The Electrical Alliance will present the latest information about NFPA 70E and NEIS standards in October

Building owners and managers, engineers, specifiers, general contractors, and insurers in Washington, D.C. can learn about electrical safety and quality installation at two no-cost educational sessions developed by the Electrical Alliance.

The Electrical Alliance, a cooperative effort between the electrical contractors of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and skilled craftsmen of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 26, has developed two educational sessions focused on compliance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E safety requirements and NECA’s National Electrical Installation Standards (NEIS) program. The two sessions are being offered in conjunction with the 2013 NECA Convention and Show in Washington, D.C., October 12-15, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

These free sessions, presented by national industry experts, were designed to help those in the commercial building industry understand the latest trends and technologies in safety and quality installation. They will provide industry enhancements that can add value to area construction projects, improve safety, and benefit the entire local electrical construction industry.

The 70E session, being held on October 14, from 10:00–11:30 a.m., dramatically illustrates how owners, management companies, general contractors and insurers can reduce their liability from electrical incidents in their facilities. Vince Miller, CSP, renowned safety expert and Washington, D.C. Chapter of NECA safety director, will provide an understanding of the requirements relevant to electrical equipment arc flash surveys, an understanding of how to use the survey results to protect workers and property, and options relevant to equipment modification which would reduce associated financial risks.

The NEIS session, being held on October 15, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., provides valuable insight about NECA’s NEIS program and how it can add value to any organization’s construction project. The NEIS are a proven value to construction specifiers such as architects and engineers and can significantly reduce specification-writing time and improve the quality of electrical installations. Presenter Michael J. Johnston, NECA’s executive director of standards & safety, provides a detailed review of NECA 1 Standard for Good Workmanship in Electrical Construction and highlights segments of a few popular specific titles and how they can effectively be applied. Attendees will also receive a complimentary copy of NECA-1-2010 Standard for Good Workmanship in Electrical Contracting.

Building owners and managers, engineers, specifiers, general contractors, and insurers in Washington, D.C. must register prior to attending the free sessions.

About The Electrical Alliance
The Electrical Alliance is a cooperative effort between electrical contractors and skilled craftsmen to provide quality products and services to customers and to set the standard for efficiency, productivity, and safety within the electrical industry. It is jointly sponsored by the National Electrical Contractors Association and Local 26, IBEW. To learn more, visit News & Press or follow the Electrical Alliance on Twitter @dcelec_alliance.