Jim White, training director for Shermco Industries, recently presented ‘Why I need to know what is in NFPA 70E - 2009: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace’ at the 56th annual PCIC Technical Conference held in Anaheim, Calif.
Hosted by the Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee of the Industry Applications Society of IEEE, the annual conference served as a leading application meeting for practicing electrical engineers. The 2009 event featured six tutorials regarding technology and issues faced by engineers in the petroleum and chemical industry. As a NETA representative to the 70E committee, Jim White, along with Daleep Mohla and D. Ray Crow, addressed key changes made to the 70E as well as the reasons why they were adopted.
“The NFPA 70E has become the primary reference for electrical safety,” said White. “It is important that industry professionals know and understand the latest changes in the standard to ensure the safety of their operations.”
White is the training director for Shermco Industries, a leading provider of rotating apparatus and electrical power system training. He was the chairman of the 2008 IEEE Industry Applications Society Electrical Safety Workshop and the NETA representative on the Research Testing and Planning Committee (RTPC) working group for the IEEE/NFPA collaborative project investigating arc flash hazards. White is a principal member of the technical committee “Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance” (NFPA 70B) and an alternate member of the Technical Committee on “Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace” (NFPA 70E). He also serves on the Doble Engineering Transformer Committee, Doble Asset Management Committee, and the Doble Circuit Breaker Committee. He is vice chair of the Doble Transformer Field Processing Sub-Committee. A regular columnist for the NEC Digest “Safety Corner”, Jim is also a columnist for “Tech Quiz” and “NFPA 70E and NETA” for the trade journal NETA World. He is a NETA Certified Level IV Senior Test Technician; an OSHA authorized Outreach Instructor for General Industry; and an Inspector Member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors.
About Shermco Industries
Shermco Industries (shermco.com) 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 two strategic business units; Machine Services Division and an Engineering Services Division. With a corporate location in Irving, Texas, a sales office in Brussels and service centers in Austin and Tulsa, Shermco Industries has over 250 full-time employees and exceeds $65 million in annual revenues. The company is a member in good standing with the Electrical Apparatus Service Association and the International Electrical Testing Association.