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Webinar: Grounding and Bonding: How To Keep It Practical

Join us for this members-only editorial event as Randy Barnett, Electrical Codes Program Manager for NTT Training, puts the grounding and bonding rules of the NEC into perspective.

Original Air Date: April 18, 2023
Original Air Time: 1:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM CDT / 10:00 AM PDT / 6:00 PM GMT
Duration: 1 Hour


“Keep it practical.” That is the key to understanding the grounding and bonding requirements of the National Electrical Code (NEC). Yes, the NEC states the performance requirements for grounding and bonding. However, if the prescriptive requirements of the remainder of Art. 250 Grounding and Bonding are not followed, what happens? In this webinar, practical case study examples are used to introduce attendees to the importance of NEC compliance for proper grounding and bonding.

Randy Barnett, Electrical Codes Program Manager for NTT Training, puts the grounding and bonding rules of the NEC into perspective, giving attendees an overview of the content of each of the 10 parts of Article 250 along with techniques of how to locate specific information needed for proper installation. Finally, once the compliance requirements are located, electrical workers must make the physical connections to join grounding and bonding components and systems together. The eight methods found in the Code are explained.

Overall, attendees will take away a wealth of information from this webinar, including:

  • An understanding of the importance of compliance with NEC requirements for grounding and bonding.
  • An overview of Art. 250 contents and how to apply them.
  • Practical methods to locate specific information on grounding and bonding in the NEC.
  • A review of the eight acceptable methods to make grounding and bonding connections.
Randy Barnett
Electrical Codes Program Manager
NTT Training
Randy Barnett is the Electrical Codes Program Manager for NTT Training. He is an NFPA-certified electrical safety compliance professional with more than 40 years of industrial electrical construction, maintenance, and training experience. He has worked as a journeyman electrician in nuclear and coal-fired power plants, on railroad locomotives and in various manufacturing environments. He is the author of “Commercial and Industrial Wiring” from ATP Publishers, the EC&M Book, “Introduction to Industrial Electrical Maintenance” and numerous articles and videos, including EC&M’s popular Tech Talk video series, EC&M Asks videos, and various technical articles. Randy conducts electrical code and safety classes worldwide and holds the NCPCCI General Electrical Inspector Certificate.

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