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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 2015 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.

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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 of Northwest Ohio Updates to NFPA 70E 2018 and OSHA 29 CFR Sub Part S 1910.332 October 27, 2017 and December 14, 2017

CAM Construction Association of Michigan Safety Leadership Conference 2017 – December 8, 2017
The Construction Association of Michigan has teamed up with the Greater Detroit Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and Oakland Community College to provide a one-day conference specifically designed for leaders with a responsibility for employee safety.  Company owners, top executives, safety managers, and human resource personnel will all find value in the diverse range of topics available.  Bob will present an overview of major changes in the NFPA-70E 2018 Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace and participants will be provided access to a Safety Program Evaluation Excel spreadsheet which can be used to determine where their internal safety program currently stands in relation to the regulations.

Electrical Safety 2018 – Developing a Plan, December 11, 2017  Sponsored by Northwest Ohio Safety Council and Bulwark

Michigan Safety Congress 2018

Ohio Safety Congress 2018

Northwestern Ohio Safety & Health Day 2018

Past NFPA 70E Update and Electrical Safe Work Presentations

  • 2017 Association for Rubber Product Manufacturers Environmental, Health & Safety Summit, July 19, 2017, Columbus, Ohio
  • 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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