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Robert McGregor

Robert McGregor is the project safety coordinator for NECA, St. Louis Chapter. All types of safety services are provided to 90+ member electrical and communication contractors in the eastern part of Missouri in the jurisdiction of IBEW Locals 1, 257, and 350. McGregor has a master's in industrial safety and is a certified Missouri safety consultant with more than twenty years in the safety field. He is an instructor in IBEW Electrical Safe Work Practices, OSHA Construction Outreach instructor, Permit Confined Space instructor and an MSHA safety instructor. He is a member of IEEE, PCIC Safety Subcommittee, and IEEE Standard 902 rewrite committee.

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Implementing 70E in the Electrical Construction Workplace

The development of NFPA 70E–2000 provides a roadmap for any employer to develop an extremely effective electrical safety program, which if followed, would most probably eliminate future electrical injury and fatalities. I believe there would also be a side benefit of increasing both management’s and their electricians’ overall safety awareness of other hazards as well. Many electrical contractors have both real financial roadblocks and misconceptions that are impediments that hinder implementation of many components of 70E.
MAY-JUNE 2003