In 2013, over 17,000 attended the ICUEE. Among them were professionals from various utilities and contractors, mostly electrical. The organization is expecting the same number of attendees this year as well, and more than 850 exhibitors have registered.
The Demo & Expo begins Tuesday, September 29, at 8:30 a.m. and goes till 5:00 p.m. It will take place at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY. Show hours are the same on Wednesday, and Thursday hours are 8:30 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. See their website for more details.
Hugh Hoagland will speak on Wednesday, September 30, from 10-11 a.m. His presentation is titled “What You Need to Know about OSHA’s New Arc Flash”. The talk will focus on the arc flash portion of OSHA’s revised 1910.269 standard. Hugh will also explain the principles of arc flash based on what he has learned through his years of testing fabrics and equipment. To get an idea of what arc flash is, go to www.arcwear.com. You can also go to You Tube and watch e-Hazard’s videos titled “Arc Flash Safety Minute,” where you will learn about the different types of electrical arcs and how to properly put on an arc-rated shirt.
This year’s show will have a 2-mile Ride & Drive test track for on-road equipment and technologies as well as an indoor Demo Stage where attendees can sit down and learn about new products and technologies, presented by the companies who sell them. New events to the show include a free bourbon tasting on Thursday, a networking event; the bourbon will be supplied by several distilleries in Kentucky. Another event is an auction to benefit the Call of Duty Endowment. Call of Duty Endowment is an organization that helps veterans find quality jobs, including jobs in construction and utility industries. Some of the auction items include trips, equipment, and specialty items.
We hope you plan on attending the ICUEE, and if you do, make sure to stop by the e-Hazard booth, #1715, and say hello to Janice and Hugh!