Utility LDPros Webinar Series
National Electrical Safety Code (NESC)
Part 2: NESC General Requirements
for Overhead Use
Thursday, February 21, 2019 10:00 - 11:30 AM Central Time
The Association for Utility Line Design Professionals (UtilityLDPros) is offering this webinar to help utility line design professionals better understand and apply the requirements of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC).
The 2017 edition of the NESC is the national standard for safety in the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of overhead and underground electric supply and communication lines. NESC rules are established on the fundamental principles used for the safety of utility facilities and the NESC is globally recognized as good engineering practice.
The NESC is adopted into law for regulated utilities by each of the states and becomes effective for most of those utilities on March 1, 2017. Utilities and authorized contractors performing design, construction, operation, or maintenance tasks are responsible for meeting the applicable requirements of the NESC. Even if compliance with the NESC is not legally enforced, employees of utilities and their contractors have a moral responsibility to design, construct, operate and maintain electric and communication systems in a safe manner. When incidents involving utility systems cause death, injury, and property damage, litigation is often based on claims of non-compliance with the NESC.
Webinar Leader: R. John Miner, P.E.
- Up-to-date information
- Real-time survey questions and participant Q&A
- Practical examples of NESC best practices and violations
- Actionable recommendations to improve your use of and compliance with the NESC
- What is the purpose and scope of the NESC as applied to overhead lines?
- How does the handoff occur between NESC and National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements at an overhead line service?
- What does the NESC say about accessibility for work on overhead lines while they are in operation?
- What is needed in the way of inspection and testing to determine NESC compliance when I line is constructed? …after it has been placed in operation?
- Are there specific NESC rules governing the relative levels of overhead lines and equipment on the same structure based on type and voltage?
- Does the NESC require all metallic components on an overhead line to be grounded?
- Does the NESC have specific requirements for the removal of trees and other vegtation around overhead lines?
- What does the NESC say about protecting line structures from damage?
- Purpose, scope, and application of the NESC to overhead lines
- Accessibility, inspection, and testing
- Grounding of structures and attachments
- Protection of structures from climbing and physical damage
- Vegetation management
- Joint-use and relative levels of lines and equipment
Non-Member Cost: $110 per webinar
Member Cost: $ 90 per webinar
2019 NEW YEAR SPECIAL:
Buy 3 webinars, get the 4th one FREE!
Non-Member Cost: $330 for 4 webinars
Member Cost: $270 for 4 webinars