Tutorials

Pre-ESW and post-ESW tutorials are offered at an additional cost. Tutorial registration is also available to individuals not registering to attend the ESW.

All instructors are experts in their subjects and highly regarded thought leaders in electrical safety. For an additional fee, Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by IEEE can be provided for tutorial attendance.

Six tutorials will be offered this year. Tutorials 1 to 3 are held concurrently from 8:00am - 12:00pm on Tuesday during the ESW. Tutorials 4 to 6 are held concurrently from 1:00pm - 5:00pm on Friday during the ESW.

Below are the tutorials offered this year.

Electrical Safety Basics
Tutorial #1

Presenter:
- Ray Crow

Tuesday 8AM - Noon
This tutorial is a basic electrical safe work practices class. The intent of the tutorial is to provide attendees with the basic knowledge of safe work practices that are required to perform electrical work, and the personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements to safeguard personnel from electrical hazards, including electrical shock, arc-flash, and arc-blast. Key requirements of NFPA 70E "Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace", arc flash hazard issues, risk management, and safety by design will addressed. This tutorial will prepare attendees to better follow the subjects covered during the IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop.
Electrical Safety Management
Tutorial #2

Presenters:
- Lanny Floyd
- Mike Doherty
- Rene Graves

Tuesday 8AM - Noon
This tutorial will use ANSI Z10-2012, Occupational Safety & Health Managing Systems (harmonized with CSA Z1000) as the framework for benchmarking existing programs and for designing and implementing a state of the art electrical safety management system. It will show how the requirements of NFPA 70E, Standard for Workplace Electrical Safety (harmonized with CSA Z462) and other recognized industry standards can be aligned to achieve a comprehensive program based on proven safety management principles.

The attendee will be provided the knowledge and tools to develop a business case to help enable management support, assess existing programs, identify improvement opportunities, and develop implementation plans.

This tutorial was first introduced at ESW 2009 and has been updated each year since.
Engineering Controls to Reduce Arc Flash Hazards in Low Voltage MCCs
Tutorial #3

Presenter:
- Jim Bowen

Tuesday 8AM - Noon
This tutorial presents a practical, cost effective method of retrofitting a Low Voltage Motor Control Center (LVMCC) to reduce arc flash risk assessment to an acceptable level for performing open door work such as motor control unit troubleshooting. Self-extinguishing solutions are designed to reduce available arc flash energy from greater than 40cal/cm2 through static methods. Through detailed analysis of catastrophic events and extensive research and testing, the tutorial covers the project executed to make these modifications viable.
Performing a Basic Electrical Safety Site Walkthrough and Assessment
Tutorial #4

Presenters:
- Michael Kovacic
- Karl Cunningham

Friday 1PM - 5PM
This tutorial presents practical aspects of performing a site electrical safety walkthrough. It will explore how to apply requirements for various topics in workplace electrical safety, such as working clearance requirements about electrical equipment, proper equipment marking, inspection of grounding and bonding, use of relocatable power taps, GFCI's, and use of flexible cords. It will also include hands-on practice with test equipment to identify wiring errors.
2018 Changes to NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
Tutorial #5

Presenters:
- Daleep Mohla
- Ray Crow
- Jim White

Friday 1PM - 5PM
This tutorial will present key changes in the upcoming 2018 edition of NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. Attendees of this tutorial will receive a deeper understanding of the standard. There will be opportunities to ask questions from the presenters that are members of the NFPA 70E technical committee and who are longtime practitioners of electrical safety.
Performing Risk Assessments for DC Sources
Tutorial #6

Presenter:
- Lloyd Gordon

Friday 1PM - 5PM
This tutorial will capitalize on previous papers and tutorials, take advantage of recent research and updates to standards (2015 NFPA 70E), and present innovative methods to assess the risk and develop controls for work on a variety of DC systems, including battery banks (lead acid and lithium ion), solar power systems, DC transmission, capacitor banks, etc. This approach to risk assessment applies the principles set forth in the 2015 NFPA 70E, capitalizes on work done on risk assessment in the Department of Energy, and provides methods and tools for safety professionals and workers in industries including chemical, power, metals, military, and research.