Mike Doherty

Electrical Safety Consultant

Mike Doherty, an electrical safety consultant for e-Hazard Canada, has more than 46 years of industrial, commercial and electrical utility experience. He is president and owner of Blue Arc Electrical Safety Technologies, Inc. He was previously Health and Safety Manager/Consultant at PowerTel, a Transmission and Distribution contractor, and the Director of Learning and Continual Improvement for Shermco Industries Canada.

He spent 31 years with Ontario Power Generation, as a Control Technician, Electrical Safety Program Coordinator and Electrical Skills Instructor. A member of the Technical Committee of CSA Z462 for workplace electrical safety, he was chair from 2006 to 2018 and is past chair of the Association of Electrical Utility Safety Professionals. He currently serves as the Technical Committee Chair for CAN/ULC-S801-10 - Standard on Electric Utility Workplace Electrical Safety for Generation, Transmission and Distribution. He serves as the official liaison alternate between the CSA (Canadian Standards Assn.) and the U.S. NFPA (National Fire Protection Assn.) for electrical safety. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and an IEEE PCIC Emeritus. He has received numerous electrical safety excellence and service awards and writes a column on safety for Electricity Business Magazine.