Director of Standards and Work Rules, ESCI
Mr. David Wallis holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, and is nationally recognized as a preeminent expert in electrical safety standards and work rules.
He recently retired after 40 plus years developing Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) electrical safety standards. Mr. Wallis directed the OSHA Office of Engineering Safety for the past 10 years, authored 10 OSHA safety and health standards and contributed to dozens of others.
David has examined the records of more than 6,000 electrical accidents and thousands of non-electrical accidents to determine their cause, allowing him to draft rules preventing the re-occurrence of those accidents.
OSHA electrical standards author
Mr. Wallis is the primary author of most OSHA electrical standards, including OSHA 1910.269, OSHA 1926 Subpart V, OSHA 1910 Subpart S and OSHA 1926 Subpart K. He also contributed to the promulgation of several other OSHA safety standards, such as the permit-required confined space standard in OSHA 1910.146. David has represented OSHA as an expert witness in several cases before the OSHA Review Commission.
David actively participates in national consensus standards writing committees by offering his extensive knowledge in occupational safety and health standards. He is an active member of ASTM F18, IEEE, the Engineering in the Safety, Maintenance, and Operations of Lines Subcommittee (ESMOL), NFPA 70E, and NESC Subcommittee 8 responsible for Part 4 "Work Rules."