Electrical Safety in a Lab/Research/R&D Environment

February 14, 2018, 4:00 PM EDT

Webinar Presentation Part 1 (PDF)


Working with electricity is dangerous and there are numerous personnel in high technology and research & development environments that can be exposed to electrical hazards if precautions are not followed. This presentation provides a general overview of electrical safety requirements, lessons learned, and examples of effective electrical safety program implementation.

The presentation will cover:

Federal OSHA Overview
NFPA 70E Overview
Risk Assessment & Hierarchy of Controls
Qualified Person and Qualified Electrical Worker Competency Requirements
Electrically Safe Work Condition
Energized Electrical Work Requirements
Breaker Panels
Arc and Shock Hazards
Electrical Equipment Listing & Labeling (NRTL)
Electrical Equipment AHJ Acceptance & Field Labeling
R&D Challenges
Electrical Incidents


Ron Scholtz is the Safety Manager for the Energy Technologies Area at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in Berkeley, CA. He works directly with researchers in the fields of battery technologies, fuel cells, building energy efficiency, and indoor air quality.

Aaron Zude is the owner and principal consultant of Facilities & Safety Solutions. He has worked in the Fan Francisco Bay Area for 30 years, providing EH&S support for the high-tech industry in the areas of process tool installation design review and permitting, TGO compliance, construction safety, and OSHA regulatory compliance. Aaron has a BS in Industrial Technology, an MS in Occupational Safety & Health, and is a CSP. He enjoys the opera and taking long walks in the park talking about his feelings.

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