Safety in the Electrical Industry

ATEI, IBEW Local Union 98 and the Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter of NECA are committed to working together to provide a safe workplace for all of our apprentices and members. From the initial “boot camp” training we provide for our new apprentices, to state-of the-art electrical and construction safety programs, ATEI facilitates a comprehensive safety & health training program.

IBEW Local 98 and Penn-Del-Jersey NECA are one of the few programs in the Nation that have committed to having a full-time Safety Coordinator working with our contractors and members everyday to ensure safe workplaces. Our Safety Coordinator, Jim Dollard, is a nationally recognized industry expert in safety, codes and standards and helps to coordinate and oversee all of our safety training programs.

Mr. Dollard coordinates and is responsible for conducting:

  • Personal inspection of jobsites
  • Jobsite safety assessments
  • Working with stewards and foreman to avoid and correct unsafe working conditions
  • Working with all members to promote safe work practices

Safety Training is available to all members through our Apprentice Program and our Journeyman & Technician classes. Classes offered include:

  • OSHA 10/30-hour classes
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Specific OSHA standard training
  • Electrical Safety in the Workplace (NFPA 70E)

Codes and Standards

IBEW Local 98 is dedicated to promoting safety in the workplace through our active involvement in the development of Codes and Standards. Over the past 50 years, ATEI and IBEW 98 have developed a rich legacy as one of the preeminent electrical industry codes and standards organizations. This portion of our website is dedicated to the memory of our dear brother Bill Wusinich, who was the first IBEW member to serve a code-making panel chairman and is largely responsible for dramatically improving the IBEW’s role in developing codes and standards.

IBEW Local 98 is proud to continue Brother Wusinich’s legacy with the help of two members who are currently serving on important NFPA committees that are responsible for revising and developing the codes and standards that impact our industry.

Brian Myers, Instructor for IBEW Local 98, presently serves as an alternate member of CMP-17 for NFPA 70, the National Electrical Code. CMP-17 has purview over Articles 422, 424, 426, 427, 680 and 682.

James T. Dollard, Jr., Coordinator of Safety/Journeyman Training for Local 98, presently serves as a principal on CMP-10 and as an alternate on CMP-13 for NFPA 70, the National Electrical Code. CMP-10 has purview over Article 240 and CMP-13 has purview over 445, 455, 480, 695, 700, 701, 702 and 708. Jim is the past Chairman of CMP-10 for the 2002, 2005, 2008 cycles and a past member of CMP-15. Jim is an alternate member of the NEC Technical Correlating Committee. Jim also represents the IBEW on the Underwriters Laboratories Electrical Council, as a principal member of NFPA 90, the Standard for the Installation of Air-Conditioning and Ventilating Systems and as an alternate on NFPA 70E, the Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.

Each NFPA Code cycle, ATEI and IBEW 98 leads the Nation in providing the very best electrical code and standards training for our apprentices and members.