NESC® 2017: Changes to the NESC® 2017 Edition

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This course will provide insight and background on the various updates to the 2012 NESC (National Electrical Safety Code) that is now the 2017 Edition. Several changes to existing rules were introduced to keep the Code relevant and, visioning future technologies, as well as resiliency. More than 40 new graphics and photos will be presented to illustrate the changes.

What you will learn:

  • Discuss the major changes in the 2017 Edition of NESC
  • Discuss the rationale for making the major changes

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


John Dagenhart Photo

John Dagenhart

John Dagenhart has been involved on various NESC subcommittees since 1990. He is chair of NESC Subcommittee 2 on Grounding Methods, a Member of NESC Subcommittee 1 on Scope, Application, Definitions, and Coordination, and a Member of the NESC Interpretations Subcommittee. John has over 38 years of experience in the electrical engineering industry. 

Lawrence M. Slavin Photo

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. Larry's activities have included technical leadership in developing installation practices and "generic requirements" documents, introducing new construction methods, and performing analyses on a wide variety of technologies and products, including poles, duct, wire and cable, electronic equipment cabinets, flywheel energy storage systems, and turbine-generators. 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. 

Danna Liebhaber Photo

Danna Liebhaber

Danna Liebhaber has worked for Bonneville Power Administration for 14 years. She is currently the Principal Electrical Engineer in the Transmission Engineering Organization. This group is responsible for corona and field effects, transmission line insulation, lightning protection and grounding, obstruction marking and lighting among other responsibilities. Danna became Vice Chair of the NESC in 2016. She is also currently a member of Subcommittee 4 (clearances) and the main committee. Danna chairs the IEEE Working Group on Corona and Field Effects. Danna graduated from Washington State University with a BS in Electrical Engineering and a Master's in Engineering Management. She is a registered professional engineer in the State of Washington. 

Tom Verdecchio Photo

Tom Verdecchio 

Tom Verdecchio has more than 43 years of electric utility safety and training experience, and live-line transmission experience. He was an integral team member for development and leadership of Public Service Electric and Gas Company's (PSE&G's) New Jersey Live-Line Group for more than 15 years. Tom was the lead team member responsible for the development of PSE&G's live-line maintenance techniques.Tom has been a member of the IEEE/ESMOL Subcommittee for fifteen years. He has authored five papers on live-line work methods and is currently working to combine all the papers into a Live-line Working Guide for the industry. He is IEEE's representative to NESC Subcommittee 8, Part 4 "Work Rules," for three code cycles and is a member of the EPRI Live Line Advisory Board. Tom is a member of the U.S. National Committee of the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) and a committee member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

Publication Year: 2017 

ISBN: 978-1-5090-0543-7

NESC® 2017: Changes to the NESC® 2017 Edition
  • Course Provider: Standards Association
  • Course Number: EDP478
  • Duration (Hours): 1
  • Credits: 0.1 CEU/ 1 PDH