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NFPA 70E, OSHA and You

April 23 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

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NFPA 70E, OSHA and You:
Insight for Implementation

April 23 & 24, 2024
Dulles VA


Nearly all of the NFPA 7OE training advertising and articles I’ve seen touts 7OE as though it came down from the mountain etched in stone tablets. Some providers even state that “OSHA has adopted 70E”. Nothing could be further from the truth and no one is telling you what to avoid in 70E in order to remain OSHA compliant. A holistic approach containing both NFPA 70E as well as the requirements of OSHA’s Electrical Safety Related Work Practice Standard in this course makes it indispensable for OSHA compliance.

Recent NFPA advertising states: “We develop the code, we know the code, we teach the code”. However NFPA doesn’t enforce the code! The Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) does. That would be OSHA. Despite the fact that many training providers teach these consensus organization standards and codes they know very little if anything about OSHA, how OSHA works, OSHA regulatory legal requirements, and more. For that you need the OSHA Professor.


NFPA confirms what Grizzy has been saying for years and publishes it in NFPA 70E!

Some requirements contained in NFPA 7OE are in direct violation of OSHA requirements and can result in serious or even willful OSHA citations. Learn what they are and how to apply 70E to be OSHA compliant. OSHA policy and enforcement approach as well as what OSHA looks for will be explained by “Grizzy” who trains OSHA inspectors all across the nation. Actual accidents and OSHA cases will be discussed and analyzed.

Most of all, Grizzys approach to training is that students should have fun learning… what a concept!

Each attendee receives a copy of the current edition of NFPA 7OE as well as a course workbook which includes the presentation materials, reference materials and a unique cross reference of the OSHA Electrical Safety Related Work Practices Standard with a line by line cross reference to the equivalent NFPA 7OE reference. This unique cross reference guide used in the course is published by Grizzy is not available anywhere else.

All attendees will need to bring the following items to class: Their voltmeter/multimeter, their insulated gloves and leather protectors, one article of arc rated clothing they have, and possibly some/a couple of their most used hand tools including insulated tools if they have them. The purpose of this is attendees will perform the required inspections on their equipment as the instructor explains the inspection requirements contained in the standards in class.

Key Topics Include:

Day 1 (Tuesday April 23rd – 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM)

  • Hazards of Electricity
  • Electrocution Levels
  • NFPA 70E versus OSHA Programmatic Requirements
  • Hazard Analysis versus risk assessment (Hazard Analysis, JSA’s, & JHA’s good – Risk Assessment Bad)
  • What OSHA Requires versus NFPA 70E
  • Training Requirements (what interview questions does OSHA ask to verify)
  • Qualified versus Unqualified personnel as defined by OSHA
  • Electrical Safety Standards Perspective & Overview (the big picture)
  • Insulated Hand Tools

Day2 (Wednesday April 24th – 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM)

  • Lock Out Tag Out which Standard applies
  • Electrically Safe Work Condition aka LOTO/Lock Out Tag Out
  • OSHA’s Narrow Exceptions to Working Energized for Standard Compliance
  • Approach Boundaries to Exposed Live Parts (when and how to protect yourself)
  • Electrically Insulated PPE (OSHA not 70E)
  • Electrical Test Equipment
  • Arc Flash/Arc Blast/Burn Protection PPE
  • Arc Flash/Arc Blast Boundaries



  • Standard Registration: $1,275.00
  • Member Registration $950.00

Cancellation deadline is 14 business days prior to seminar. All cancellations received after deadline and/or no-shows will be billed and/or are non-refundable. IEC Chesapeake A&T has the right to cancel class if less than 20 students register. Food will not be provided.



John “Grizzy” Grzywacz, Professor Emeritus OSHA National Training Institute oshaprofessor.com [email protected] 847-436-7745









“Grizzy”, as he likes to be called has been recognized by OSHA’s National Office in Washington D.C. as both a National Electrical Code (NEC®) historian as well as “the best electrical safety trainer in the country!” Certainly at the very least Grizzy has been OSHA’s electrical safety “go-to guy” and has been instrumental in shaping and interpreting OSHA policy and regulations for several decades.
Having spent most of his OSHA career on faculty at the OSHA National Training Institute, Grizzy has trained OSHA compliance officers, appeared as OSHA’s electrical expert, and guided hundreds of electrical fatality investigations. Grizzy continues to train OSHA compliance officers and personnel coast to coast, as well as still providing investigative assistance to the Agency on fatality investigations and significant cases. His electrical expertise has not only shaped OSHA policy but also the OSHA Electrical Standard’s. Grizzy is currently a member of the ASTM F-18 Committee which writes the “Electrical Protective Equipment for Workers” standards.

Licensed by the Department of Education, and prior to his OSHA career, Grizzy had been both an educator and administrator for various public and private schools and held the position of Electronic Department Chairman and Director of Education at a New York City proprietary school.

In addition to being a professional speaker and nationally recognized seminar leader with over 40,000 hours of platform experience, Grizzy has lectured at numerous colleges and universities all across the US and has numerous published works in video and print which have assisted safety professionals and helped workers for decades.

Recognized nationally as preeminent in electrical regulatory safety training, private corporations and agencies outside of OSHA are now obtaining the same training that the OSHA inspectors obtain form Grizzy, as well as insight into navigating the complex regulatory requirements. Grizzys training philosophy is that students/attendees should have fun while learning. Quite a concept!

Grizzys passion for electricity and decades of collecting rare electrical artifacts which he is now exhibiting and demonstrating affords attendees of his events a unique opportunity to actually see a “slice of history”. In fact his events have been characterized by attendees: “It’s like watching the History Channel, only live!”

Grizzy is frequently commissioned to present many of his unique and spectacular high voltage shows at major professional conferences and other conventions including Sci-Fi cons, and Steampunk festivals throughout the U.S.


April 23
7:30 am - 4:00 pm


IEC Chesapeake


ABC Virginia Chapter
42680 Trade West Drive
Dulles, VA 20166
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