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SEPTEMBER 8 2021
MONROE COMMUNITY ROOM
6 EAST AVENUE
BBS - OCILB - KY - IAEI
2 HOURS CE
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According to the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 3783, “The "practice of electrical inspection" includes any ascertainment of compliance with the Ohio building code, or the electrical code of a political subdivision of this state by a person, who, for compensation, inspects the construction and installation of electrical conductors, fittings, devices, and fixtures for light, heat or power services equipment, or the installation, alteration, replacement, maintenance, or repair of any electrical wiring and equipment that is subject to any of the aforementioned codes.” (Emphasis added)
One can see that the definition of the “practice of electrical inspection” includes two basic activities:
1.Ascertaining compliance with the approved construction documents.
2.Inspecting the construction and installation of electrical conductors, fittings, devices, and fixtures for light, heat or power services equipment, or the installation, alteration, replacement, maintenance, or repair of any electrical wiring and equipment that is subject to the Ohio building code.
This definition is what sets apart the ESI from other building construction disciplines.
Our monthly meetings include a business meeting, discussion of installations that we see in the field on a daily basis, and technical reviews of installation techniques, all to help assure consistent, safe, code compliant installations, and of course, a 2-hour subject-specific training session providing recertification credits for BBS, OCILB, and Kentucky certifications.
Although the NEC is revised on a regular basis, the basics of electrical safety have always followed a common path…to seek to reduce the likelihood of shock and fire hazards by sound installation practices. The SW Division brings together member electricians, electrical contractors, engineers, plans examiners, electrical inspectors and vendors from 19 southwest Ohio counties.
Regardless of our individual roles in the electrical industry, we all contribute to improving electrical safety. We learn from technical instruction and printed material. We also learn from each other. We learn together.
We encourage you to attend our monthly meetings and feel free to participate in the process.
Gaylord Poe, Past-President
Dear SW Division IAEI Members,
Greetings Friends! We are excited to announce that we will be able to resume in person training at the Monroe Library Community Room starting on July 14th, 2021. The Executive Board met shortly after the June 9th, 2021 monthly meeting to discuss if we would continue to provide online virtual training after receiving this news. It was with a unanimous decision to discontinue the online training platform at this time. There were multiple factors that weighed heavily into this decision and we feel we have made the best decision for our membership. I know some of you may be disappointed with this decision, but I hope you understand this was a temporary solution for most organizations to provide online training during this pandemic. As most educational providers have discovered; this learning platform has presented multiple challenges for everyone.
Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 at Monroe Lending Library Community Room starting at our previous normal time at 9:30 AM. The electrical code training will be on 2017 NEC Review (Separately Derived Systems) presented by Pete Baldauf.
We will follow any COVID-19 guidelines established by the Library and would expect everyone to be considerate of the facility’s requirements at the time of our meetings. The library is very gracious in allowing us to use their facility and we greatly appreciate their support of our SW Division.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns I have enclosed my email address and I will solicit any feedback that you may have. Dewayne.firstname.lastname@example.org
Yours in electrical safety,
President, SW Division IAEI