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NJATC Health Care Systems

Session Type: Pre-Convention Workshops
Track Number: PW-2
Location: BCEC
Room: 157C
Speaker: Joseph V. Sheehan, P.E. , NJATC

Date: Friday, October 01, 2010
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Managing and installing electrical circuits within a health care occupancy requires a precise knowledge of the National Electrical Code® (NEC).  The NJATC Health Care Systems training program has been developed in the interest of promoting greater understanding and increasing electrical safety for systems in health care facilities. This presentation simplifies the often complex subject matter by breaking it down into multiple segments primarily based on the provisions set forth in the National Electrical Code-2008. This 4-hour presentation will help attendees establish a thorough understanding of the technical and Code requirements contained in NEC Article 517 that apply to all wiring installations in health care facilities. Introductory information is also provided about the basic requirements and structure of the NFPA 99, Standard for Health Care Facilities and the history of how Article 517 evolved in the NEC. This presentation, which is conveyed in easily understood language, is a must for those who wish to keep informed and increase their expertise in the specific electrical requirements involved in the health care environment.


Speaker Bio:

Joe Sheehan is employed by the NJATC as a Curriculum Specialist. He is responsible for updating NJATC curriculum as assigned. Prior to joining NJATC in 2008, Joe worked for the National Fire Protection Association, as a Principal Electrical Engineer for 15 years. During that time he was an editor for the five editions of the National Electrical Code Handbook as well as an instructor of all NFPA’s Electrical seminars. Joe worked with or staffed many NFPA technical committees including the NEC panels, Industrial Machinery, Electrical Safety, and Electrical Equipment Maintenance. He was a technical editor and presenter in many NFPA Electrical videos as well. Prior to joining NFPA, Joe was employed as an Electrician, Estimator, and Project Manager for various NECA contractors in the Boston area. He taught Electrical Engineering in the evening division at Franklin Institute of Boston as well. Joe is a Registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts and a licensed Master Electrician in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He continues to be a proud member of IBEW Local 103 in Boston for over 40 years.

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