Wesley L. Wheeler

Director of Safety

Wes Wheeler is NECA’s director of safety and is a technical committee member on both NFPA 70 NEC and NFPA 70E; he has taught OSHA classes for the NJATC. He can be reached at wesley.wheeler@necanet.org.

Articles by Wesley L. Wheeler

October 2014
Orientations, safety talks, task training, job briefings and safety meetings each require an interaction between the company and the employee. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to comply with their standards including new hire training, safety training, specific task training and training in regulations. READ MORE
September 2014
We have heard from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the industry that, for a safety program to be effective, management must be involved. What does that mean? Do they only fund the program? Does management hire just one person to oversee safety? Is the upper management of the company aware of all the safety issues that have been encountered on the job? READ MORE
May 2014
How many times has an owner or a customer asked your company to work on energized equipment? How many times has an electrician chosen to not turn off a circuit because it was inconvenient? How many times have you heard, “Yes, we can work it hot, since our competition won’t do it?” The answers to these questions can have major consequences in terms of injury and plant operations. READ MORE