by , on October 23, 2014

The Next Big Thing Is Here!

No, we aren’t talking about a Samsung phone –  we are talking about the next big safety conference: the IEEE Electrical Safety Workshop (ESW) 2015.

This marks the 22nd annual IEEE Electrical Safety Workshop.

This marks the 22nd annual IEEE Electrical Safety Workshop.  This year the event will be held in the downtown Marriott, January 27th-30th, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky.  Come early or stay longer for committee meetings and/or bourbon tours (More information on the bourbon tours here – Just click on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Tour tab).  Even if you don’t drink, the beauty of these plants and the chemical engineering is amazing.

This is the premier electrical safety event with over 700 attendees annually.  Key electrical safety products are showcased in the one-night expo, but the best part is the non-commercial papers on electrical safety topics with new arc flash mitigation strategies.  A highlight of this year’s event will be a presentation and an open discussion with retired OSHA electrical safety director David Wallis, author of OSHA electrical safety standards.   We would love to see you there!

Welcome to IEEE-ESW

Since its inception in Toronto in September 1991*, the IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop has provided the premier international forum to enable and accelerate change in the electrical safety culture and pushing the envelope on what is possible in preventing workplace injuries from electrical hazards.  The mass market in electrical safety conferences is in the area of training and compliance with standards and regulations – helping people and organizations understand and apply current requirements. While this is essential in preventing electrical incidents and injuries, it is not the primary mission of the IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop. Our mission is more about path finding and creating the future in electrical safety by changing how we think about what is possible, or in other words, changing the electrical safety culture.

Continuing Education Certification

ESW offers continuing education units (CEU) or professional development hours (PDH) credits – Details

What to Expect

As a first time attendee, you will find yourself in the company of people who share a passion for advancing the state of the art in electrical safety. You will hear viewpoints from diverse prospectives. People from different industries, from science and medicine, from electrical technology companies, from safety professionals, from government regulators, and from people from countries other than yours. Targeted audiences include but are not limited to people involved in electrical safety in these areas of interest:

  • Facilities construction, operation and maintenance
  • Facilities and process design
  • Inherently safer products and equipment
  • Electrical safety services
  • Training and continuing education
  • Regulations and standards
  • Forensics
  • Risk management
  • Workplace safety
  • Human error and human factors

Interact at ESW

While the ESW attendance continues to grow, the organizers strive to maintain an intimate, workshop experience for all. Technical presentations encourage interactive dialog. Meals, refreshment breaks and socials are designed to encourage networking and interaction with friends, colleagues and new acquaintances.

The IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop is changing the electrical safety culture and discovering new pathways for preventing injury from electrical hazards in the workplace. We welcome your involvement!

First Time Attendees will be able to select a complimentary tutorial of their choice. You must register for the free tutorial when you register for the ESW conference.

Online registration for the IEEE Electrical Safety Workshop can be found here.


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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