Significant Changes NFPA 70E

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NFPA 70E Standard for electrical safety in the workplace is revised and updated every three years and each version supersedes previous editions. The new edition of standard has incorporated these changes by expanding specifically on priorities in NFPA 70E. This session will help attendees identify the important changes to NFPA 70E in 2021, and clearly explain the reasons for those changes.


  • Jim Dollard

    Jim Dollard


    Jim Dollard was the Safety Coordinator for the Philadelphia Electrical JATC. He is a master OSHA 500 Instructor and works closely with the Penn-Del-Jersey NECA Chapter towards safe working conditions on all jobs. As a member of the NEC, TCC, CMP-10, CMP-13, NFPA 70E, NFPA 90A and the UL Electrical Council, Jim plays a significant role in the development electrical standards. Jim is the author of the NJATC Codeology textbook, the 2008 NJATC NEC Significant Changes and Co-author of the 2011, 2014, 2017 and 2020 NJATC NEC Significant Changes. His excellent presentation skills, knowledge of the electrical industry, extensive background in the electrical construction field, involvement in electrical safety and codes/standards allow Jim to make the most complex requirements easy to understand and apply.

  • Palmer Hickman

    Palmer Hickman

    Electrical Training Alliance

    Palmer Hickman is the Director of Safety and Code Training and Curriculum Development for the Electrical Training ALLIANCE. The Electrical Training ALLIANCE is the training arm of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). He represents the industry on the National Electrical Code (NEC) Correlating Committee, Code Panel 1 of the NEC®, and on the Technical Committees for NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, NFPA 70B®, Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance, and NFPA 79®, Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery. In addition to his Codes and Standards responsibilities, he is a member of the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Construction Sector Council and an OSHA Construction Industry Master Instructor. Palmer also is a past member of the OSHA Advisory Committee for Construction Safety and Health, (ACCSH). He is a 40-year member of the IBEW with additional memberships including IAEI, NFPA, IEEE, NETA, and the UL Electrical Council. In addition to completion of the IBEW/NECA/Electrical Training ALLIANCE apprenticeship, his educational background includes a B.A. in Labor Safety and Health and a Master of Professional Studies in the Psychology of Leadership.

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