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2005 Pacific Coast Electrical Association

Hawaii Conference & Expo

September 29 to November 1, 2005

Safety Alert:

Code Requirements and

Legislation


International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

A RESOURCE FOR THE COMMUNITY

Database of Individual Licensed

Journeyman Electricians

Database of Licensed, Bonded, and

Insured Contractors

IBEW in Hawaii has 8,000 Members

IBEW with 629,000 Members is the

Largest Organization in the National

Building & Construction Trades

Council


Hawaii Department of Labor

Construction Safety Advisory Council

Governor Lingle with Appointed CSAC Charter

Members Tracy Lawson (Dick Pacific), Gerald

Yuh (IBEW), and Pat Conroy (King & Neel)


Electricians are Committed to Safety

TV Public Service Announcements Sponsored

by Hawaii Labor Department’s s HIOSH (OSHA)

in Partnership with Hawaii Electricians Union


Electricians are Committed to Safety

TV Public Service Announcements Sponsored

by Hawaii Labor Department’s s HIOSH (OSHA)

in Partnership with Hawaii Electricians Union


Mr. Gerald H. Yuh – Workshop Speaker Background











Licensed Journeyman Electrician 20 years.

Foreman with A-1 A

1 A-lectricianA

Contractor

IBEW Business Manager-Financial Secretary

IBEW Safety Instructor

American Society of Safety Engineers

Advisory Council

Hawaii Dept. of Labor OSHA (HIOSH)

Construction Safety Advisory Council

Hawaii DCCA-RICO Electricians & Plumbers

Licensing Task Force

Hawaii Jobs Initiative Advisory Committee

University of Hawaii Capital Improvements

Advisory Board

Hawaii’s s 3R’s s Board Member


Electrical Problems Cause 48%

of All Office Property Structure Fires

Causes of Office Property Structure Fires

50%

48%

40%

30%

20%

16%

10%

9% 9% 7% 6% 5%

0%

Electrical Intentional Open

Flame

Smoking

Materials

Cooking

Equipment

Other

Exposure

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)


Electrical Problems Cause 48%

of All Office Property Structure Fires

Electrical Distribution

Air Conditioning / Heating

Motors, generators

Electronic / Office equipment

Cords, plugs, power switches

Wiring, switches, outlets,

Lamps, bulbs, signs, lighting

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)


Individual Electrical Journeyman

License Required to Practice


Every electrical journeyman worker must

also be individually licensed by the state*


At least half of all craftsmen on an electrical

construction project must be licensed

journeymen (1:1 Ratio)**


Apprenticeship Ratios must be followed


BEWARE: manufacturers’ certifications are

not acceptable substitutes for valid industry

or state license requirements

*HRS §448E-9 9 and **HRS §444-9.5


Electrical Dangers

Honolulu Community College – August 2005


Electrical Dangers

Honolulu Community College – August 2005


Electrical Dangers

Honolulu Community College – August 2005


Electrical Dangers

Electrical Fire Melts Public School

Ceiling Fan Blades – May 2001

Electrical Fire at Waianae Church – Sept. 2003


Electrical Dangers

Waianae High School – July 2004

Burnt Electrical Conduits


Electrical Dangers

Residential Equipment Used in Commercial Installs


Legislative Action

Mr. Gerald Yuh holds a burnt-out ground fault receptacle at

the Hawaii State Capitol and shows legislators the serious

results when unlicensed workers try to do electrical work


Licensed Electricians Required for

Underground Utility & Duct Line Work

Consistent with Hawaii Supreme

Court’s “Okada Trucking” specialty

licensing decision – “incidental &

supplemental” *

Public utility exemption does not

apply to public utility’s s private

subcontractors or their employees**

*Okada Trucking vs. Board of Water Supply – Jan. 2002

**Hawaii State Electricians & Plumbers Licensing Board


Electrician’s s Responsibilities Include

Fire safety

Security

Alarm

Elevator

Electrician’s s Sign-Off Required

for Building Occupancy Permit


Scope of Electrical Work Also Covers

Teledata

Information Technology

Fiber Optic

Audio-Visual Systems

Microwave Antenna

Photovoltaic

Construction

Underground & Duct Line


Electricians Continued Competency Program

License renewal every three years –

must show proof of updates on the

National Electrical Code*

OSHA 500 / HAZWOPER

CPR / First Aid, etc.

Blood Borne Pathogens

Advanced Training & Apprenticeship

(5 Hours/Week Classroom for 5 Years + 10,000 Hours

On-The-Job Training to Apply as Journeyman Electrician)

*HRS §448E-8.5

8.5


National Electrical Code (NEC) Training

Wiring Methods

• Single-Conductor Cable

• Flexible Cords and Cables

• Small-Conductor Cables

• Component Interconnections

Grounding

• System Grounding

• Equipment Grounding

• Grounding Electrode System


National Electrical Code (NEC) Training

Marking

• Identification of Power Sources

Storage Batteries

• Disconnection of Series Battery Circuits


National Electrical Code (NEC) Training

Ground Fault Protection

Circuit Requirements

• Max. Voltage

• Circuit Sizing and Current

• Over-current Protection

Disconnecting Means

•Fuses

• Switch or Circuit Breakers


Electrical Contractor Classifications

C-13

Electrical Contractor

C-15

Electronic Systems

C-15a Fire and Burglar Alarm

C-15b Telecommunications

C-60

Solar Power Systems (PV)

C-61

Solar Energy Systems

C-61a Solar Hot Water Systems

C-61b Solar Heating and Cooling

C-62

Pole and Line

C-62a Pole

C-63

High Voltage Electrical

Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) Title 16 Chapter 77 Exhibit A


Contractors License Required

“...to act, assume to act, or

advertise as a general

engineering contractor,

general building contractor, or

specialty contractor....”

A licensed electrical contractor

must be listed on all building

permit applications that have

any electrical work

HRS §444-9 9 and HAR §16-77-4


Owner-Builder Permit Assumes Liability

A Building Permit obtained through

“Owner-Builder” status places liability

on property owners for construction

injuries and property damage

Safer and better value to hire a

licensed general contractor for your

project! No worries about workers

comp., unemployment insurance, etc.


Contractors License Required to Advertise

Misdemeanor to advertise as

contractor unless person holds a

valid license for the goods and

services advertised

A public utility furnishing telephone

service to an unlicensed contractor

shall disconnect telephone number

contained in advertisement or

listing

Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) §444-9.2


Other Contractors Licensing Penalties

Aiding or Abetting an unlicensed person

or

A contractor entering into a subcontract

with a contractor without the proper

license, shall be fined:

First Offense: Up to $25,000 or up to the full amount

of the contract price for each offense, whichever is

greater

HRS §444-9.3 , HRS §444-17(17) and HRS §444-23


Penalties for Contractors Licensing Violations


Any person who violates or fails to comply

with Hawaii Contractors Licensing laws shall

be fined:

First Offense: $500 or 40% of total contract price,

whichever is greater

Second Offense: $1,000 or 40% of total contract price,

whichever is greater

Third Offense: $5,000 or 40% of total contract price,

whichever is greater, for any subsequent offense and

If person is a defendant in a separate citation or

lawsuit, the licensing investigator may issue a notice

of forfeiture of the tools and property used in the

unlicensed activity

HRS §444-23 & HRS §444-23.5


Other Contractors Licensing Penalties

Aiding or Abetting an unlicensed person

is a Misdemeanor*

Contractors license can be revoked for

dishonesty, fraud, deceit, unfair or

deceptive act or practice, diversion of

funds, failure to keep records, failure to

complete work, pay debts, failure to

maintain workers comp. insurance,

misrepresentation, etc.**

*HRS §444-9.3 and **HRS §444-17


Contractor Recovery Fund


Any person injured by an act,

representation, transaction, or conduct

of a duly licensed contractor may

recover up to $12,500 per contract,

including court costs and attorney fees,

from the Contractors License Board’s

Contractor Recovery Fund


Total recovery limited to $25,000 per

contractor, but recovery available only

if the contractor hired is duly licensed

HRS §444-26


What Projects are Classified as Public Works?


“ ‘Public work’ means any project . . .

where the funds or resources

required to undertake the project are

to any extent derived either directly

or indirectly from public revenues of

the State or any County, or from the

sale of securities or bonds whose

interest or dividends are exempt

from State or Federal taxes.”

HRS §104-2


Government or Public Works Projects

Must Pay Area Prevailing Wages and File

Certified Payroll Affidavits


Davis-Bacon & Related Acts, Code of Federal

Regulations (CFR29 & US Code 276a)


Hawaii Revised Statutes § Chapter 104


Private projects funded by Hawaii Special

Purpose Revenue Bonds must also pay

prevailing wage rates

Hawaii Chapter 104 Prevailing Wage Rates:

www.state.hi.us/dlir/rs/loihi


Summary Conclusion by Hawaii State

Attorney General’s s Office:


Hawaii § Chapter 104, Wages & Hours of

Employees on Public Works Law

Enforcement Penalties

Under Act 251 (L 1999), effective July 2, 1999:

First Violation: Equal to 10% of back wages found due

or $25 per offense, whichever is greater

Second Violation: Equal to amount of back wages found

due or $100 for each offense, whichever is greater

Third Violation: Equal to two times the amount of back

wages found due or $200 for each offense, whichever is

greater; and

Suspension from doing any new work on any public

works project for three years (DEBARMENT)


Hawaii § Chapter 104, Wages & Hours of

Employees on Public Works Law

Certified Payroll Records & Affidavits Must be

Submitted Weekly to Contracting Agency


IBEW Gives Back to the Community

IBEW Members Give Time and Expertise to

Habitat for Humanity’s Papakolea Project


IBEW Works in Partnership with Business,

Government & Residential Communities

Jeff Stone (Ko(

Olina Resort) &

Gerald Yuh (IBEW)

Harry Saunders (Castle & Cooke),

Gerald Yuh (IBEW) and Jim

Tollefson (Chamber of Commerce)

at West Kauai Technology Center

www.hawaiielectricians.com


Hawaii Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS)

Hawaii Utility Mandate SB2474 & Act 95 (2004)

• 8% Renewable Energy Requirement by 2005

• 10 percent by 2010

• 15 percent by 2015

• 20 percent by 2020

Utility’s s failure to meet renewable

energy standard can mean fines up to

$25,000 a day (HRS §269)


Energy Conservation Well-Suited

for Hawaii’s s Environment

Parker Ranch, Big Island,

Hawaii – World’s s largest

hybrid PV-wind project

(175kW photovoltaics and

50 kW wind power supply)

Kahuku, , Oahu – 15 prototype Westinghouse 600 kW

turbine wind farm, contained single highest producing

wind turbine in the world in 1987


Energy Conserving Communities Sell




Ewa by Gentry’s s Montecito and Tuscany

communities offer many new energy features that

save buyers money each month and improve their

quality of life

Low-E E dual pane windows, insulated walls and

ceilings, central air conditioning, and solar water

heating systems earned Gentry Homes the Energy

Star Rating by the EPA for this new community

With the help of Hawaiian Electric Company, Gentry

has made a commitment to now offer solar water

heating systems in all of its new homes, saving a

typical family of four more than $40 a month on its

energy bill


Energy Saving Communities Make Sense

World's largest solar-powered residential

community – Actus Lend Lease Army

Military Housing Project

•Solar network to produce 7 megawatts

and reduce energy consumption 15%

for 7,894 homes


International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

A RESOURCE FOR THE COMMUNITY

Mahalo and Aloha !

Call (808) 847-5341

www.hawaiielectricians.com

IBEW 1186 • 1935 Hau Street • Honolulu, HI 96819

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