NESC® 2017: National Electrical Safety Code

  • Course Program

IEEE has developed a series of online courses to educate power utility professionals on the rules, regulations, and changes in the 2017 edition of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC). Taught by industry leaders who helped write the standard, this course program takes an in-depth look at the NESC and covers the Code in its entirety. Topics discussed include: NESC Overview; 2017 Updates and Changes; Supply Station Safety; Grounding; Overhead Requirements; and Underground Requirements. 

The NESC is updated every five years to account for innovations in technology and new challenges confronted on the field. It is essential that utility workers, regulators, and other related personnel are trained on these changes to ensure their facilities are properly safeguarded. 

What you will learn:

  • Introduction to the 2017 National Electrical Safety Code
  • Key rule changes in Sections 1, 2, 3, and 9 as well as Parts 1-4
  • Exploring grounding requirements
  • Reviewing the Sections within Parts 1-4 

Courses included in this program: 

Course Program Length: 7 hours

Program level: Introductory

Who Should Attend: principal, transmission & distribution engineering, 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


Nelson Bingle, President, Nelson Research, LLC

Lawrence (Larry) M. Slavin, Principal, Outside Plant Consulting Services, Inc.

John Dagenhart, Chair, NESC Subcommittee 2

Gregory A. Wolven, P.E., Secretary, Subcommittee 3

Danna Liebhaber, Principal Electrical Engineer in the Transmission Engineering Organization

Tom Verdecchio, IEEE's representative to NESC Subcommittee 8, Part 4

Charlie Shaw, Retired from Alabama Power Company as the Corporate Safety and Health Manager

R. John Miner, P.E., President of Collaborative Learning, Inc. of Austin, Texas

Publication Year: 2017 

ISBN: 978-1-5386-0045-0

NESC® 2017: National Electrical Safety Code
  • Course Provider: Standards Association
  • Course Number: EDP528CP
  • Credits: 0.7 CEU/ 7 PDH