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LBNL Electrical Safety Program Homepage

Welcome to the Electrical Safety Group’s new Homepage. Stay tuned as there are a lot of changes on the way and we want to keep you updated on the latest and greatest. Our goal is to make this a one-stop shop for your Electrical Safety needs.



ASTM D-120 Updated

December 12, 2014

ASTM D-120 has been updated to version "-14a", approved Nov 1, 2014 and effective December 2014.

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Electrical Safety Program and Chapter 8 Comments Processing Beginning December 9th

December 8, 2014

A sub-committee of the Electrical Safety Committee (ESC) has been formed to begin the process of reviewing and processing hundreds of comments received concerning the proposed changes to PUB-3000, Chapter 8 “Electrical Safety Program” and the newly developed corresponding Electrical Safety Manual. The group is comprised of members from the Electrical Safety Committee that have been charged with reviewing and voting upon comments submitted during the comment period. The group will vote on whether or not to agree to recommendations provided in principle or as written. The AHJ for Electrical Safe Work Practices will also participate to ensure the recommendations are consistent with applicable consensus standards and regulations. The voting process is expected to be completed by December 23, 2014. The Finalized version of both documents will begin the submission process before the start of the New Year, with implementation of the new program to begin March 2015. The transition from the old program to the new program is expected to take a year. Check back here for updates.

Qualified Electrical Worker (QEW): Past, Present, Future Presentation

November 26, 2014

Here’s a quick presentation regarding the status of our QEW program along with the process of becoming a Qualified Electrical Worker currently and while we are transitioning to our revised Electrical Safety Program. Click HERE to download the presentation.

Review process is extended

November 12, 2014

The review process for the draft documents, Chapter 8 and Electrical Safety Manual, has been extended until December 5th. If you have not had a chance to get your comments in, now is the time. Meanwhile the Electrical Safety Committee (ESC) will be standing up a team to formally review and process all comments.

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