Why two electrical safety courses at AIHce 2017?
This year, participants will have the option of taking either one or both of the electrical safety courses being offered: Electrical Safety I (Basic Principles/Engineering Controls) and Electrical Safety II (Energized work practices/NFPA 70E).
The PDCs are formalized learning experiences intended to enhance technical competence and provide practical tools and skills for the modern workplace.
Paul Zoubek, CSP, CIH, CESCP, who will be the moderator for both courses, said Electrical Safety I covers engineering controls that should be addressed regardless of organization as well as basic electrical principles that all safety professional should know. Electrical Safety II explores through worker protection issues if a qualified person is performing energized work on equipment that is not brought to safe levels by engineering controls. “Employers whose employees perform voltage testing need to be familiar with best safety practices in NFPA 70E, which is the focus of Electrical Safety II,” said Zoubek.
Participants will perform hands-on and tabletop exercises after each powerpoint lecture section. In Electrical Safety I, participants will apply skills learned through hands-on laboratory sessions/team exercises on basic principles, reverse polarity, and hazardous location electrical installation requirements. In Electrical Safety II, participants will apply skills learned through hands-on laboratory sessions/team exercises on risk assessment, and PPE/personal protection assignment based on shock and arc flash potential.
As noted above, if you’re not sure which course is right for you, you don’t have to choose. Participants can sign up for either or both days depending on their background and applicable workplace situations.
Zoubek has been a presenter at AIHce since 2002 (with the exception of 2016).
AIHce 2017 takes place in Seattle, Washington June 4-7, 2017.
Click here to register for AIHce 2017. Advance registration ends April 3, 2017.