by , on March 9, 2017

The 2017 Electrical Safety Workshop was energetic and productive, once again showing that when a group of enthusiastic and engaged electrical and safety professionals get together, good things happen.

E-hazard made it through another busy week at ESW! We were excited to be in Reno this year. It’s always fun to meet new people and catch up with others we haven’t seen since the last ESW. Our AR baseball caps were a hit, and we gave away every single one we brought with us – 192 to be exact!

The information shared during the tutorials and the presentations was top notch. Several from e-Hazard participated: Mike Doherty co-authored a paper on the hazards on solar panel installation and maintenance. Marcia Eblen co-presented a paper titled “Low Voltage Sustainability.” Al Havens talked about an electrical incident in which a worker was thrown back by an arc flash and arc blast, receiving 3rd degree burns to his face. Zarheer Jooma presented his own paper that explained how organizations can find the inefficiencies in their investigative process, with the goal of reducing the number of recurrent incidents.  ESW was definitely the place to be if you wanted to see the latest technologies, hear about the most recent studies, and hang around some all-around great people.

Start planning to join e-Hazard at next year’s ESW. It will be held at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel in Ft. Worth, Texas. You have a little more than a year to plan the trip – it will take place in March 20-23, 2018. And don’t feel like you must go alone – bring your spouse or a friend. ESW locations offer many opportunities for sight-seeing, and those activities can be organized at the Companions’ Luncheon held on the opening day of the workshop.

Visit the IEEE website to find out more.

IEEE Call for Technical Papers 2018

The IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Committee is requesting original, previously unpublished technical paper and tutorial proposals for presentation at the next IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop, March 20 – 23, 2018.

Visit this page to fill out the correct form to submit a paper or tutorial.


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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