Building an Electrical Safety Program

Session Type: Breakout Sessions

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This interactive discussion on NFPA 70E will examine how a major key to becoming a successful electrical contractor is having an effective electrical safety program. A contractor’s most valuable assets are the employees that work for them and protecting them from injury is a must. This session will discuss the development, audit, and revision process that is needed to ensure that an electrical safety program succeeds. The presentation will also include guided conversation among the group on problems and solutions of implementation of a company’s electrical safety program.


  • Derek Vigstol

    Derek Vigstol is the Technical Lead for NFPA electrical services. He serves as a technical resource for the development and implementation of new products in support of NFPA electrical codes and standards. Derek joined NFPA in 2015 as a Senior Electrical Specialist where he assisted in the code and standard development process for multiple NFPA electrical documents along with providing answers to technical questions from AHJs and NFPA members. Prior to joining NFPA, he was an instructor at the Minneapolis Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Center and a licensed master and journeyman electrician in the state of Minnesota. He has taught apprentice electrician students as well as provided continuing education classes for electrical license renewal in Minnesota. In 2014, Derek became the inaugural NEC Challenge Champion by proving his knowledge of the NEC against competitors from across the country. He is also a member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI).