Fatalities, Fires, Explosions, and the Prevention of Workplace Catastrophes​

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Hosted by the WEAT Electrical, Instrumentation, & Controls Committee and presented by Glenn McGinley, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation

Wastewater professionals often overlook NFPA 820. However, it’s one of the most important standards for safeguarding treatment and collection facilities.

In this webinar, we’ll explore NFPA 820 requirements and how they impact the design and operation of these facilities.

This webinar will:

· Explain the scope and application of NFPA 820​

· Explain the concepts of ​“classified locations” in NFPA 820 and NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC) Article 500​

· Review NFPA 820 definitions and tables including specific examples of classified locations​

· Describe NFPA 820 ventilation requirements​

· Discuss hazards associated with wastewater treatment and collection facilities

By the end of the webinar, attendees will have a better understanding of the requirements of NFPA 820 and how to apply them to their wastewater treatment and collection projects. Join us to learn how to ensure the safety and protection of these critical facilities.

1.5 hours of CEU credit has been requested with the TCEQ.

Glenn McGinley

Glenn McGinley is the Director of Compliance Programs for the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (Ohio BWC), Division of Safety & Hygiene. In this role, he oversees the Ohio Public Employment Risk Reduction Program (PERRP), the Ohio OSHA On-Site Consultation Program.

In addition to his duties with Ohio BWC, Glenn serves on several national consensus standards committees and panels, including:

• National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Technical Committee for Wastewater Treatment Plants (principal member and current Chair), which is responsible for NFPA 820: Standard for Fire Protection in Wastewater Treatment and Collection Facilities.

• NFPA Technical Committee on Confined Space Safe Work Practices (principal member and Chair of the Ventilation Task Group) which is responsible for NFPA 350: Guide for Safe Confined Space Entry and Work.

• International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) consensus review panel for ANSI Z358.1 Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment.

• ISEA consensus review panel for ANSI/ISEA 107 High-Visibility Safety Apparel and Headwear.


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