by , on August 28, 2017

Mike Doherty and I will be guest speakers at a one-day Electrical Safety in Construction Workshop sponsored by the NAC (National Academy of Construction) Strategic Planning and Safety Committees.

 

It will take place in Washington DC, October 25, 2017, and will precede the annual meeting of the NAC.

You can register here.

The workshop is a collaborative event between the IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Committee (Construction Sub Committee) and the NAC during the NAC’s Annual Meeting. This workshop aims at reducing electrical injuries and fatalities in the construction industry.

With 7% of the U.S. workforce, the construction industry incurs more than 50% of workplace electrical injuries and fatalities. The workshop organizers believe this performance can be significantly improved. These discussions and interactions will help make a difference to impact electrical safety in the construction industry.

This workshop is an ongoing outcome of recent discussions at the 2017 IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop held in Reno, NV, in February 2017.

Purpose

The workshop in Washington has this purpose: “To begin the public collaboration between the National Academy of Construction, the IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Committee and the IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop, so that we can reduce electrical related deaths and injuries in the North American construction industry, and thereby improve the ability of the construction industry to become more competitive and an employer of choice.”

How is this workshop different?

This workshop will bring together for the first time senior executives in the construction industry and visionary electrical safety leaders who have helped accelerate change, thereby reducing workplace electrical injuries and fatalities.

About the NAC:

Taken from their website, NAC’s Mission statement is as follows: “The mission of the National Academy Of Construction is to recognize and honor individuals for their distinguished contributions to the industry and to share this reservoir of expertise as a service to the nation.”

The NAC membership includes CEOs and senior executive management of construction and affiliated companies in North America.


Hugh Hoagland
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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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