by , on January 15, 2016

The 2016 IEEE Electrical Safety Workshop is coming up!

This year the Electrical Safety Workshop will take place in Jacksonville, FL, on March 8-11. Mark your calendars and register to join hundreds of electrical professionals, students, and vendors in attending this exciting conference.

Monday will be a day of IEEE meetings. The main event will begin Tuesday, March 8, at 8 a.m. with several tutorials presented in the morning on arc protection, electrical safety management, and electrical maintenance. More tutorials will be offered on Friday afternoon. Three of e-Hazard’s instructors will be presenting one of Friday’s tutorials, a Q&A session on NFPA 70E®. The presentation time for that is 1-5 p.m.

The opening session will begin at 1 p.m. on Tuesday. Throughout the rest of the week you will be able to attend technical sessions, view student posters, and check out the displays at the Products and Services Expo. Be sure to consider participating in some of these technical sessions presented by e-Hazard educators:

  • A Study on the Effectiveness of the Electrical Incident Investigation Process
  • Maintenance Management Systems – A Tool to Improve Safety
  • Measuring Arc Blast: Effects of Electrode Type, Current Level, Enclosure Sizes, and Enclosure Cover on Arc Blast in a LV System Toward Calculations
  • Medium-Voltage Arc Flash Testing of Switchgear and Live-Front Transformers

Don’t forget to apply for your CEU or PDH credits if you happen to need them. There are several requirements that need to be met before you can receive those credits. Visit the ESW home page to find out more.

Electrical safety in everyday life, and especially the workplace, is the root of the passion of these electrical professionals who take time to share their expertise. This workshop is dedicated to changing the electrical safety culture around the world. The mission of the ESW is three-fold:

  • Accelerate application of breakthrough improvements in human factors, technology, and managing systems that reduce risk of electrical injuries
  • Stimulate innovation in overcoming barriers
  • Change and advance the electrical safety culture to enable sustainable improvements in prevention of electrical accidents and injuries

We look forward to seeing you there!


Hugh Hoagland
About author:
Hugh Hoagland is the foremost tester of clothing and PPE exposed to electrical arcs and is an arc flash expert. Read more about Hugh.

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