Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Duration: 1 Hour
Today’s electrical system designers and facility owners are challenged to comply with the everchanging safety standards and legal requirements (i.e., NEC & OSHA) that are enforced throughout the country. These continuously updated codes and standards (e.g., IEEE 1584 – new in 2019, NFPA70E, ANSI Z10, ISO45001) provide more accurate, but more complex, methods of assessing and recognizing hazards. The safety of personnel in the workplace is of the upmost importance, whether it be protection from electrical or other common workplace hazards. Therefore, it’s imperative to use electrical testing and data collection methods to better understand where improvements can be made in the safety process.
Three key takeaways for webinar attendees:
- Understand how evolving U.S. electrical standards and laws relate and support each other.
- Macro level accident data proves that we can always make improvements to provide the safest workplace possible.
- Adopting a prevention-through-design philosophy can create a safer environment for those working near hazardous electrical energy.
Marcelo E. Valdes, P.E.
Lanny Floyd, PE, CSP, CESCP, CMRP, CRL, Life Fellow IEEE