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Electrical Safety

JDRM Engineering created the Electrical Safety Department in response to the needs and requests of our clients.  A comprehensive program was developed covering electrical safety.  Services include arc flash calculations, mitigation, coordination, electrical safety classroom training, and a written electrical safe work practices program.  Check out our Case Study on Mission Health System and their implementation of JDRM Engineering’s electrical safety services.

All of our Electrical Safety services are governed by the 2018 NFPA-70E 110.3 Electrical Safety Program directive.  This requirement states “The employer shall implement and document an overall Electrical Safety Program that directs activity appropriate for the electrical hazards, voltage, energy level, and circuit conditions”. OSHA CFR Sub Part S  1910.333 – “Selection and Use of Work Practices” adds additional requirements for employers:  “Safety-related work practices shall be employed to prevent electric shock or other injuries resulting from either direct or indirect electrical contacts when work is performed near or on equipment and/or circuits which are or may be energized.”

JDRM has served as a third party consultant, reviewing OSHA citation issues and offering mitigation suggestions to satisfy OSHA requirements.  Our track record related to very specific electrical safety recommendations has been commended by both clients and governmental personnel.  Call Bob Nicholson, CESCP at 419-824-2400 for more information.

Learn from the professionals at JDRM Engineering

Mr. Robert D. Nicholson, CESCP, is a Senior Electrical Designer and Arc Flash Specialist. Bob is passionately engaged in educating companies and their employees regarding Electrical Safe Work Practices and Arc Flash Hazards.  His life goal is to ensure no one else suffers electrical burns as he did in an Arc Flash incident while working as a Master Electrician. Bob is an in-demand spokesman on Electrical Safe Work Practices who routinely provides classroom instruction, awareness seminars, and written programs (as outlined by current OSHA & NFPA 70E standards and regulations) for many firms.  Bob was a member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors and a six-year member of the National Electrical Code (NEC) Panel 3.  Bob is an NFPA Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP) and an adjunct professor at Owens Community College and Terra State Community College.  Additional certifications include: Journeyman Electrician with IBEW Local 8; Electrical Contractor Toledo; Electrical Contractor Ohio; Master Electrician Michigan; and Past Electrical Code Instructor Ohio and Michigan. He is extremely well-versed in Arc Flash NFPA 70E and its relationship to OSHA 29 CFR Sub Part S 1910.331-335, as well as MIOSHA Part 40.

Next Up

Safety Council Tri-County Safety Day – May 4, 2018, Terra State Community College – Fremont, Ohio. The Ottawa County, Sandusky County, and Sandusky Area Safety Councils, and the Sandusky County Human Resources Management Association (SCHRMA), are holding their bi-annual Tri-County Safety Day which offers the opportunity for individuals to attend safety-related sessions, win door prizes, and visit with representatives at the Interactive Safety Expo, including The Wonders of Wellness, Superheros of Safety, and Hearing Protection Lab station areas. Area Safety Council members, human resources representatives, and safety managers are encouraged to attend this event. Attendance during Safety Day will count as an external training credit for all Safety Council members. Group rating sponsor training requirements can be met by attending 2 or more one-hour sessions.

Northwest Ohio Safety & Health Day 2018 – May 9, 2018, Owens Community College – Perrysburg, Ohio Since 1991 Northwest Ohio Safety and Health Day has been providing free educational safety and health programs for area employers and employees.  This event provides information to approximately 500 participants annually.  Sessions include topics on General Industry and Construction, Industrial Health, OSHA/BWC updates, Wellness and Health Care and Human Resources, as well as many general topics. Bob’s presentation on Arc Flash NFPA 70E 2018 Updates is from 9:15 – 10:45 a.m.

Electrical Safety and Compliance Seminar – June 4, 2018, Ohio Center for Occupational Safety and Health, 13430 Yarmouth Drive Pickerington, OH. Earn credit for: BWC Safety Council Rebate Program and Industry-Specific Safety Program. Presented in Partnership with OSHA, Bulwark, Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and JDRM Engineering.

Past NFPA 70E Update and Electrical Safe Work Presentations

  • Michigan Safety Congress 2018Implementing an Effective Electrical Safe Work Practice Program + 2015 NFPA-70E Significant Updates – April 17, 2018
  • Ohio Safety Congress 2018 NFPA 70E Roadmap for an Electrical Safety Program – March 7, 2018
  • Safety Council of Northwest Ohio Updates to NFPA 70E 2018 and OSHA 29 CFR Sub Part S 1910.332 -December 14, 2017
  • CAM Construction Association of Michigan Safety Leadership Conference 2017 – December 8, 2017
  • Northwest Ohio Safety Council – Special Electrical Safety and Compliance Seminar, December 11, 2017
  • Black Swamp Safety Council Updates to NFPA 70E 2018 and OSHA 29 CFR Sub Part S 1910.332, November 21, 2017
  • 2017 Association for Rubber Product Manufacturers Environmental, Health & Safety Summit, July 19, 2017
  • Safety Council of Northwest Ohio March 29, 2017 – NFPA 70E PERRP /OSHA (Private & Public Employers) Electrical Safe Work Practices Classroom Training
  • 2017 Ohio Safety Congress – Electrical Safe Work Practices, March 9, 2017
  • Black Swamp Safety Council, January 17, 2017.
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  • 2016 Safety Leadership Conference hosted by Construction Association of Michigan and the Greater Detroit Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), December 7, 2016
  • Safety Council of Northwest Ohio NFPA 70E and PERRP OSHA Arc Flash Hazards Electrical Safe Work Practices Classroom Training, November 10, 2016
  • Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene & Ross County Safety Council Lock-Out, Tag-Out and NFPA-70E – June 16, 2016
  • NW Ohio Safety Council, NFPA 70E PERRP (Private & Public Employers) + OSHA
    April 28 and 29, plus May 25,  2016 — all sessions Sold Out!
  • Safety Day 2016 –  Terra State Community College,   April 22, 2016
  • 2016 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo sponsored by the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation
  • Construction Association of Michigan Training & Education Center
    ARC Flash Awareness (For Unqualified Employees) – Friday, February 26, 2016ARC Flash Qualified (For Qualified Employees) – Friday, March 4, 2016
  • Black Swamp Safety Council; Archbold, Ohio – January 20, 2015
  • Environmental Conditioning Systems / Granger Seminar; Mentor, Ohio – February 9, 2015
  • Sandusky Safety Council; Sandusky, Ohio – February 25, 2015
  • Health Care Association of Michigan; Lansing, Michigan – February 27, 2015
  • Toledo Area OSHA Compliance Office; Toledo, Ohio – February 27, 2015
  • Cleveland Area OSHA Compliance Office; Cleveland, Ohio – March 30, 2015
  • Ohio Safety Congress & Expo; Columbus, Ohio – April 1, 2015
  • Cummins Sales Group; Michigan – April 8, 2015
  • Northwest Ohio Safety & Health Day, Owens Community College; Toledo, Ohio – May 13, 2015
  • Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers; Columbus Ohio – June 11, 2015
  • Bronner Glove & Safety; Auburn Hills, Michigan – July 27, 2015
  • Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (OBWC); Marion, Ohio – July 27, 2015
  • MIOSHA 40th Anniversary Agency Meeting; East Lansing, Michigan – August 27, 2015
  • Safety Council of Northwest Ohio; Northwood, Ohio – October 28, 2015
  • Quarterly presentations to assist professionals preparing for the Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) examination.

Contact Bob Nicholson, CESCP for questions on referenced materials 419-824-2400


 What is Required on an Electrical Safety Label?

Click here for a printable version:  Electrical Safety Label Contents – JDRM Engineering

It is common practice for consulting firms to simply print these labels from a software template without asking the client for their input. Because it is the most visible and actively consulted component of an Arc Flash study, JDRM Engineering involves our clients in the content requirements and design of their labels. Each label JDRM Engineering supplies is customized to our client's needs.

It is common practice for consulting firms to simply print these labels from a software template without asking the client for their input. Because it is the most visible and actively consulted component of an Arc Flash study, JDRM Engineering involves our clients in the content requirements and design of their labels. Each label JDRM Engineering supplies is customized to our client’s needs.



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