[SBE] activating inactives
ebukont at msn.com
Fri Jun 20 08:56:36 EDT 2008
How about SBE gets involved with BICSI and provides a broadcaster oriented core under their program. Localities, regulators, trades and other professionals seem to recognize the BICSI certification for low voltage competence. There in lies part of the problem, that we touch both LV, MV and HV. But states are getting strict about LV certification. The Arc/Flash rules actually preclude some of what we regularly do without specialized tools and training. SBE should be enforcing the regulations, rather than not addressing them at all.
BICSI is a recognized standard for telecomm integration and some vendors now offer BICSI certified products.
I think SBE has to decide what it wants to represent, be it operating engineers, telecomm technicians, engineering managers, whatever, and then focus on that. SBE should decide what part of the national standards for construction, safety, electrical codes etc they wish to be involved in. There are orgs such as NATE that we should be invovled with. There are parts of NFPA code that apply to broadcast but of which probably 95% of the membership is either unaware or unwilling to enforce. Part of the problem that I see is we are not defining what it is that SBE represents, so its value to employee, employer and contractor is diminished. Edwin Bukont CSRE, DRB, CBNT Comm-Struction and Services LLC P.O. Box 629; Bel Air, MD 21014 USA V- 410.879.5567 F- 240.368.1265 C- 240.417.2475 ebukont at msn.com Member: IEEE, SBE, AES, PMI Digital Media and Power Systems Integrators. A Harris Broadcast Channel Partner > Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 07:37:06 -0500> From: chscherer at everestkc.net> To: sbe at sbe.org> Subject: Re: [SBE] activating inactives> > Local> Certainly an idea for chapters to arrange. Webex or a similar tech could make this possible.> > National> The RF Safety seminar is already offered, and the SBE Education Committee is developing several new presentations. I expect we'll have an updat on thee very soon.> > Chriss> > ----- Original Message -----> From: John Baich <John.Baich at FOXTV.COM>> Date: Thursday, June 19, 2008 1:12 pm> Subject: Re: [SBE] activating inactives> > > I second the webinar idea on both a local and national basis...> > > > John Baich> > 312-565-5540> > > > -----Original Message-----> > From: sbe-bounces at sbe.org [mailto:sbe-bounces at sbe.org] On Behalf > > Of Kim> > Sacks> > Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 13:06> > To: sbe member discussion mail list> > Subject: Re: [SBE] activating inactives> > > > I thought I'd chime in on this one....> > > > I think the webinar idea is excellent! I know I would watch if local> > chapter> > meetings were available online via webcam or something similar. Maybe> > even> > make it interactive with live video streaming and chat, so members > > thataren't physically at the meeting can ask questions etc.> > My local chapter has a lot of meetings around noon, which works great> > for> > everyone in the city, but I'm 60 miles away and don't work in the city> > everyday. Day time meetings turn into a whole day adventure for > > me. I> > personally prefer meetings to be at night, so I can go out for a nice> > dinner> > in town after the meeting. However, I do make an effort to attend > > a few> > meetings a year, such as the NAB roadshow, summer picnic, and x-mas> > dinner.> > > > -- > > Kim Sacks, KB3MZX> > http://youtube.com/user/RadioCtrlDWife> > www.optimod.fm> > _______________________________________________> > SBE mailing list> > To unsubscribe, go to http://seven.pairlist.net/mailman/options/sbe> > _______________________________________________> > SBE at sbe.org> > http://seven.pairlist.net/mailman/listinfo/sbe> > > > > > _______________________________________________> > SBE mailing list> > To unsubscribe, go to http://seven.pairlist.net/mailman/options/sbe> > _______________________________________________> > SBE at sbe.org> > http://seven.pairlist.net/mailman/listinfo/sbe> > > _______________________________________________> SBE mailing list> To unsubscribe, go to http://seven.pairlist.net/mailman/options/sbe> _______________________________________________> SBE at sbe.org> http://seven.pairlist.net/mailman/listinfo/sbe
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