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January 26 -30, 2015 · Louisville, Kentucky USA

Call for Papers


ESW 2014- Students from five universities were recognized with Myron Zucker awards including free attendance and travel expenses.

The IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Committee is requesting original, previously unpublished technical paper proposals for oral or poster presentations, and tutorials at the IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop to be held January 26-30, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. The IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop provides a forum for changing and advancing the electrical safety culture to enable sustainable improvement in eliminating electrical incidents, injuries and fatalities.

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Q&A with e-Hazard/ArcWear:

Burning Question

Q. There has been some debate in our company now going on for a while.
Around 2003, when we started looking closely at electrical safety, it was determined that
our EC (Electrical Conductivity) Tech Supervisors needed to have Electrical Safety
training per OSHA 1910.332. Somewhere around 2009, training the supervisors stopped

I know when I read OSHA 1910.332, some level of electrical safety training is required.
Can you help us understand what level our supervisors actually need? Is it just a basic
understanding of electrical hazards, or do they need the same training that the
technicians need? Our techs cover a voltage range of 50v-5kV; some even do 161

switching. Thanks for any help you can give me!


Thank you for your question regarding the training of supervisors of electricians. The Note in OSHA 1910.332(a) Scope states that employees listed in Table S-4 are required to be trained. The first occupation listed is "Blue collar supervisors." Table S-4 does state that if a person is not going to be exposed to energized electrical parts operating at 50 volts or more they need not be trained.

My opinion is an electrical supervisor, by virtue of their assignment, will be exposed to
shock and arc flash hazards while supervising electricians or they are not doing their job.
Furthermore, the training gives the supervisor the background of the requirements for
electricians to work safely. I recommend you include them in the upcoming training.

Bill Shinn

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