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Dallas, TX, United States, 2006/07/24 - Jim White, training director for Shermco Industries, will discuss electrical safety issues, as well as regulatory and 70E requirements, during a panel discussion and workshop presentation at the 22nd Annual VPPPA Conference..
Jim White, training director for Shermco Industries, will discuss electrical safety issues, as well as regulatory and 70E requirements, during a panel discussion and workshop presentation at the 22nd Annual National Voluntary Protection Programs Participants Association (VPPPA) Conference on August 28-31, 2006, in Orlando, Fla. Shermco Industries is a leading provider of rotating apparatus and electrical power system testing, commissioning, repair, maintenance and training.
During his workshop on August 29, White, a member of the NFPA 70E Committee, “Standard for Electrical Safety in Employee Workplaces,” will present his paper about the safety requirements for working on or near live electrical parts.
“OSHA uses broad, regulatory language that is sometimes not clear in its meaning. It is important that electrical workers, and their supervisors understand how the NFPA 70E and the OSHA regulations work together to protect electrical workers,” said White. “There are several important concepts, such as ‘use of’ and ‘near’ that are frequently misunderstood by workers and their supervisors that will be discussed and clarified.”
His presentation will also include information on performing a hazard/risk analysis, PPE assessment, Energized Electrical Work Permits and other requirements for energized work.
On August 30, White will join Ken Mastrullo, safety and health manager for the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, and Joseph Sheehan, principal electrical engineer for the NFPA, for a panel discussion on electrical safety issues. The moderated forum will provide conference participants the opportunity to ask questions about electrical safety, OSHA regulations, NFPA 70E, PPE and changes in the industry.
ABOUT THE VPPPA CONFERENCE
The National VPPPA Conference is a forum for more than 2,500 occupational, environmental, safety and health professionals, hourly workers and managers. The four-day conference includes featured speakers from corporate America, workshops addressing current safety, health and environmental issues and the VPPPA Expo 06 with over 100 vendors. Conference participants represent professions including industrial hygienists, union representatives, consultants, environmental health specialists, human resource managers, government agency representatives from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Department of Energy (DOE).
Shermco Industries is a provider of safe, reliable testing, repair, professional training, maintenance and analysis of rotating apparatus and electrical power distribution systems and related equipment for the light, medium, and heavy industrial base nationwide. Founded in 1974 in Dallas, the company is comprised of an Apparatus Services Division and an Engineering Services Division. With a corporate location in Irving, Tex., and a service center in Austin, Tex., Shermco Industries has over 160 full-time employees and exceeds $32 million in annual revenues. The company is a member in good standing with the Electrical Apparatus Service Association and the InterNational Electrical Testing Association.