The 2019 ESW will offer a total of six tutorials. Tutorials 1-4 will be held concurrently from 8:00am - 12:00pm on Tuesday, March 5. Tutorials 5-7 will be held concurrently from 1:00pm - 5:00pm on Friday, March 8.

Understanding Personal Protective Grounding

Presenters: Brian Erga, David Wallis
Tuesday 8AM - Noon

This tutorial explains the theory behind personal protective grounding and describes how to apply personal protective grounds to protect employees from hazards associated with work on deenergized lines and equipment. The tutorial covers: myths surrounding personal protective grounding; equipotential grounding and how to achieve it; the hazards of electric and magnetic field induction and how to protect against them; and the practical application of personal protective grounding. The principles can be applied in a variety of industrial and utility applications, including electric power transmission and distribution lines and equipment and industrial and utility substations, and will help achieve compliance with applicable OSHA standards.

Applying Power of Prevention through Design in Your Electrical Safety Program

Presenter: Lanny Floyd
Tuesday 8AM - Noon

This tutorial will provide an overview presentation on ANSI/ASSE Z590.3 – 2011 Prevention through Design Guidelines for Addressing Occupational Hazards and Risks in Design and Redesign Processes. This standard provides guidance for a life-cycle assessment and design model that balances environmental and occupational safety and health goals over the life span of a facility, process, or product. After introducing the standard and reviewing the business case for prevention through design, the attendees will engage in a series of interactive working sessions to develop hands on practice to apply the standard to three scenarios essential to an effective electrical safety program.

Introduction to the 2018 Edition of IEEE 1584, Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations

Presenters: Daleep Mohla, Jim Phillips, Wei-Jen Lee, Albert Marroquin
Tuesday 8AM - Noon

This tutorial will introduce the 2018 revision to the IEEE 1584 Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations. The first major revision since 2002 is a result of an IEEE/NFPA Collaborative Project and incorporates a new arc flash calculation model based on over 1800 tests performed at five different testing facilities over six years. The new model provides for various electrode geometries and is expected to produce a better representation of arc flash incident energy encountered in the actual equipment. This tutorial will provide testing details and rationale for electrode configurations and various box sizes and arrangements used in testing and will better prepare people for understanding how to implement the new guide.

Application of a Complete Electrical Risk Assessment Method for All Electrical Hazards

Presenters: Tommy Martinez, Lloyd Gordon
Tuesday 8AM - Noon

This tutorial will expand upon performing risk assessments on electrical systems and equipment including battery banks (lead acid and lithium ion), solar and wind power systems, DC transmission lines, lasers, accelerators, capacitor banks, electroplating systems, induction and dielectric heating systems, etc. This approach to risk assessment was presented at the 2018 IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop and applies the principles set forth in the 2015 NFPA 70E and expanded upon in the 2018 NFPA 70E. This approach capitalizes on the work done on risk assessment in the Department of Energy, and provides methods and tools for workers, engineers, and safety professionals in a variety of industries including chemical, power generation and transmission, aluminum and steel, military and research.

Risk Assessment Methods for Battery Bank Thermal, Shock and Arc Flash Hazards

Presenters: Kyle Carr, Peter McNutt, Andrew Olsen
Friday 1PM - 5PM

With the expanding use of storable energy needs for facility and power generation, batteries and battery banks are becoming common place. The evolution of batteries from flooded and valve regulated lead acid to the use of nickel cadmium and lithium ion chemistries has outpaced the knowledge and experience of the personnel working on these systems. This tutorial presents a collection of common battery types and configurations and reviews approaches for identifying safe work practices for the various configurations. The tutorial also presents an overview of relevant battery standards. The risk analysis of thermal, shock and arc flash hazards for a number of industrial configurations with examples and references are the basis of the tutorial and should provide an excellent exchange of information and valuable insight with the participants on legacy and advancing technologies in common use.

Back to Basics - Grounding and Bonding

Presenters: Jimmy J. Guerrero, Amber Wright
Friday 1PM - 5PM

It is hard to think about Electrical Safety without considering one of its major and most essential engineering building blocks – Grounding & Bonding. In fact, whether ESW is “advancing the application of state-of-the-art knowledge and practices”, or “stimulating innovation to create the next generation of safe work practices, technology, etc.”, G&B will remain a critical part of the foundation required to support such developments. Therefore, it is time to strengthen The Basics! This tutorial aims to firmly establish, or substantially increase, participant’s knowledge and understanding on G&B, based on relevant codes and standards, while reinforcing and clarifying typical misconceptions when applying the concept. In addition, it will delve into industry best practices, testing procedures, methods of installation, maintenance, retrofits, etc. Practical activities may be implemented to enhance knowledge transfer. Tutorial is intended for technical personnel involved in, or dealing with, grounding and bonding applications in industrial facilities or settings.

Developing a State-of-the-Art Electrical Safety Auditing Program

Presenters: Ray Crow, Daleep Mohla
Friday 1PM - 5PM

Auditing is a critical element in any electrical safety program. The tutorial will focus on key elements of an effective audit program. The tutorial will provide guidance on how to perform auditing, including pre-audit activities, on site audit activities, and post-audit activities.