In Episode 21 of “EC&M Asks,” our subject matter expert Tommy Northcott, P.E., a senior power engineer and branch manager for Jacobs Technology, Inc., answers some of his most-asked questions about the safe selection and use of digital multimeters (DMMs). He covers how to choose properly rated gloves/personal protective equipment, inspect DMMs prior to use, and verify test probes.
With almost 20 years in the electrical industry as an electrical engineer, project manager, arc flash program manager, electrical safety trainer, and utility manager, Northcott brings a broad range of experience into his passion toward electrical safety. Northcott has a B.S. in electrical engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer in two states. He is also a principal committee member on the NFPA 70B Committee for Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance.