Protective Grounding Principles 2016-2017 Update (C4C)

$ 59.00



This course is not designed to tell you about what the rulebooks say about grounding. Rather, it will provide you insight into practical applications based on principles of current flow in a grounded system. Recorded at the Fall 2016 IP Utility Safety Conference & Expo in Arizona, Jim Vaughn's presentation provides real-world perspective of how to correctly apply grounding principles. 


  • About common misunderstandings regarding personal protective grounding
  • Important grounding basics
  • About the purpose of OSHA, ANSI and IEEE requirements
  • From real-world case studies that explore grounding-related incidents



Jim Vaughn, Global Energy Solutions

A specialist in Occupational Safety and Health, Jim Vaughn has over 40 years of experience in utility and industrial electrical construction, industrial maintenance and operations; commercial construction and manufacturing and process plant environment safety. Mr. Vaughn has authored numerous procedure and standards documents and technical training programs. His original curriculum for Line Technician training was adopted by the Florida Department of Education and is used broadly across Florida and the electric utility industry. In addition to his OSHA expertise in 1910 and 1926 standards Vaughn also has expertise in international OHSA's safety standards. Mr. Vaughn is highly regarded for his demonstrated skills in hazard identification; plant safety inspection; incident investigation; safety program development and application of consensus standards to meet OSHA requirements. 

Mr. Vaughn has written articles on safety and training for several publications and is a sought after speaker on contemporary safety and technical issues and has often been called on for his skills as a post incident electrical forensics consultant. Vaughn has delivered many hours in both the college classroom and adult learner technical training and is recognized for effective technology transfer skills that compliment his safety and technical training courses. Mr. Vaughn currently sits on the Editorial Board at Incident Prevention Magazine, is a sought after technical writer and speaker and consults often on safety issues for Arizona utilities. 

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