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Pam Tompkins, CSP, CUSA, CUSP

NESC-2007 Update

The 2007 edition of the National Electrical Safety Code may pose significant work rule changes for electric utilities. The updated code, which is detailed in the NESC-2007 handbook, covers the following areas.

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Bob Coffey

Cold Weather Prep

Understanding the principles of layering

Anyone who has grown up in any climate that includes cold weather has heard it said that to stay warm you have to layer. This holds true for the bitter cold of winter to moist cold spring evenings.

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Seth Skydel

Total Success at Dominion

Joe Murphy, Manager, Safety & Training-South, explains how striving for excellence is a daily affair for the safety team at Dominion Delivery

One of the nation's largest producers of energy, Dominion's asset portfolio consists of about 28,000 megawatts of power generation, 6,000 miles of electric transmission, about 6.3 trillion cubic feet equivalent of natural gas reserves, 7,800 miles of natural gas pipeline and the country's largest natural gas storage system with about 950 billion cubic feet of storage capacity.
While headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, through a number of operating companies in its Dominion Delivery operation, the company provides energy for 20 million people in 20 states. Included are electric customers in Virginia and northeastern North Carolina who are served through more than 54,000 miles of distribution lines, as well as natural gas customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia who are serviced by approximately 27,000 miles of distribution pipes. The company also provides competitive energy and related services to residential and commercial accounts in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest.

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George R. Popovici, CUSA, CUSP

Learning Curve

The OSHA Code of Federal Regulations (29 CFR 1910.269 Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution) requires employers to ensure that qualified personnel who perform work on equipment 50 volts or greater verify their knowledge of the regulations on an ongoing basis. To meet this important requirement, NSTAR Electric and Gas Corporation has implemented a highly successful self-service, computer-based learning program.
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