National Electrical Safety CodeŽ

Industrial Interpretations of the 2012 National Electrical Safety Code®

This three to five day course is designed to provide an introduction and review of the National Electrical Safety Code.  Added emphasis will be placed on recent code updates.
Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to: 

  • The relationships between the National Electrical Safety Code and the National Electrical Code
  • How to properly ground substations and lines
  • How to use the NESC to identify the OSHA safety requirements of Subpart R (29CFR 1910.269) for Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
  • How to apply line clearance tables and requirements
  • How to apply rules for supply stations, overhead lines and underground lines


  • Course Introduction
    • The NESC change process
    • Various sub-committee responsibilities of the NESC
    • Scope of the NESC versus the NEC
    • Overall outline of the NESC
  • Grounding Methods for Electric Supply and Communication Facilities
  • Correlating the NESC with the OSHA Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution requirements
  • Rules for Installation and Maintenance of Electric Supply Stations and Equipment
  • Safety Rules for the Installation and Maintenance of Overhead
  • Electric Supply and Communication Lines
  • Safety Rules for the Installation and Maintenance of Underground
  • Electric Supply and Communication Lines

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