George Cole

Electrical Safety Consultant

George Cole joined the e-Hazard team in 2021 as an electrical safety instructor and consultant specializing in the electric utility industry. He has worked for the largest electric utility company in Arizona for over three decades, holding various technical roles in several departments (building electrical maintenance, T & D, radio telecommunications, electric power generation, etc.).  George is currently assigned to the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station as their electrical safety consultant and is the “Subject Matter Expert” (SME) in all matters related to electrical safety.  He is responsible for ensuring their electrical safety program is not only compliant with all applicable OSHA regulations, NESC and NFPA 70E standards but also for implementing applicable industry best practice recommendations from organizations such as the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).  He provides electrical safety training at Palo Verde and performs investigations of electrical safety incidents and events.

George holds credentials as a Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP) and a Certified Electrical Safety Worker (CESW) from the NFPA and serves as a member of NFPA’s Certification Advisory Group (CAG) for the CESCP and CESW.  He is also a member of the Electrical Safety Industry Working Group (IWG) within the nuclear power industry, where he is considered an electrical safety expert among his peers.