NESC® 2017: Introduction to the National Electrical Safety Code

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This course presents an introduction to the 2017 edition of the NESC (National Electrical Safety Code) and explains its purpose, scope, methodology, some basic rules and their application, as well as an overview of code adoption procedures, effective dates and more. You'll learn: Purpose and scope of the NESC; Overview of the technical sections; NESC history and the revision process; Relevance of this widely adopted safety code; Future Directions of the NESC; NESC Enhancements planned and Ways to get involved in developing future editions of NESC. The course is intended for the general public and utility workers (employees and contractors) designing or implementing practical safeguards during the installation, operation, and maintenance of electric supply and communication facilities.

What you will learn:

  • Explain the purpose and scope of the NESC
  • Discuss the technical sections of NESC
  • Recall NESC history and revision process
  • Summarize the relevance of NESC

This course is part of the following course program:

NESC 2017: National Electrical Safety Code

Courses included in this program: 

Who should attend:  Principal, transmission & distribution engineer, senior engineer, electrical engineer, principal engineer, standards engineering manager, project manager, project engineer, field engineer, electrician/lineman, operations management, safety trainer, engineering and line design utility worker, design engineer, electricians working on electrical distribution systems


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Neslson Bingel

Nelson Bingel received a BSME degree from Purdue University and has worked for 30 years at Osmose Utilities Services. Nelson has been granted three United States Patents for unique designs of pole restoration systems. Nelson has been active on the NESC for over 25 years and is currently chairman of the Strength and Loading subcommittee and a member of the executive subcommittee and the main committee.

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Lawrence M. Slavin

Dr. Lawrence (Larry) M. Slavin, currently Principal of Outside Plant Consulting Services Inc., has had a long career in the telephone industry, including AT&T/Lucent Bell Telephone Laboratories and Telcordia Technologies. Dr. Slavin serves on several NESC subcommittees, including SC4 (Clearances), SC5 (Strength & Loading), SC7 (Underground Lines), as well the Executive Subcommittee, Main Committee and Interpretations Subcommittee.

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Danna Liebhaber

Danna Liebhaber has worked for Bonneville Power Administration for 14 years. Danna is the Principal Electrical Engineer in the Transmission Engineering Organization. Danna has participated on the NESC for the last 5 years. She is currently a member of subcommittee 4 (clearances) and the main committee.

Publication Year: 2017


NESC® 2017: Introduction to the National Electrical Safety Code
  • Course Provider: Standards Association
  • Course Number: EDP491
  • Duration (Hours): 1
  • Credits: 0.1 CEU/ 1 PDH