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Submit your Input on the 2019 Revision to the Electrical Safety Program

The next revision of the Electrical Safety Program will occur in 2019. Some of the big-ticket items on the menu include:

  • Adoption of NFPA 70E-2018
  • Development of R&D hazard analysis and controls for DC power sources (high and low voltage)

If you know of a specific policy or practice you would like to comment on, or seek improvement on, you can submit your request in the following form. Public Input will be gathered through September 30, 2018 before closing. The Electrical Safety Committee will then meet to discuss the proposals and decide whether to go ahead with their incorporation in the next revision. See below for more details on the revision process.

For any questions regarding this process, contact Mark Scott or Ari Harding.


Submit Your Public Input

 


Revision Process

The next revision to the Electrical Safety Program will occur in 2019 with the following process. The specific timeline is TBD.

Public Input: The first step is to gather input from Lab employees who would like to see changes to areas in the documents and policies.

Public Input Review: At this point, the Electrical Safety Committee will review the Public Input and decide whether the inputs should be accepted for inclusion to the revision. The ESC will make one of the following determinations: accept, accept in principle, reject, or seek additional information from submitter. Accept in principle simply means that while the text may not be fully adopted as written by the submitter, the concept is sound and will be adopted.

First Draft: The Electrical Safety Officer will then write the first draft of the revision, incorporating all program changes and the Public Input that was either accepted or accepted in principle by the ESC.

Public Comment: the second review step is specifically on the First Draft proposal. Lab employees are invited to comment on the proposed changes. New inputs may be considered, however this will only be at the discretion of the ESC Chairman and ESO.

Public Comment Review: At this point, the Electrical Safety Committee will review the Public Comments and decide whether the comments should be accepted for inclusion to the revision. The ESC will make one of the following determinations: accept, accept in principle, reject, or seek additional information from submitter. Accept in principle simply means that while the text may not be fully adopted as written by the submitter, the concept is sound and will be adopted.

Second Draft: The Electrical Safety Officer will then write the second draft of the revision, incorporating all program changes and the Public Comments that were either accepted or accepted in principle by the ESC.

ESC Review, Vote, and Final Draft: The Electrical Safety Committee will review the Second Draft and vote on acceptance of the draft. Minor changes may be made for editorial clarification or newly discovered issues, forming the Final Draft

Final Draft Approval: The Electrical Safety Officer will forward the Final Draft to the EHS Division Director for approval, following the Requirements Management Process.

Publication: The revision to the Electrical Safety Program is published to the EH&S Manual.