Tutorials

Pre and post workshop tutorials are offered at an additional cost. Tutorial registration is also available to individuals not registering to attend the Electrical Safety Workshop.

First time attendees are eligible to attend one tutorial at a discounted rate of $50.

All instructors are experts in their subjects and highly regarded thought leaders in electrical safety. All tutorials are provided Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by IEEE.

The 2018 ESW will offer a total of six tutorials. Tutorials 1-3 will be held concurrently from 8:00am - 12:00pm on Tuesday, March 20. Tutorials 4-6 will be held concurrently from 1:00pm - 5:00pm on Friday, March 23.

Electrical Safety Basics
Tutorial #1

Presenters
- Terry Becker
- Lanny Floyd
- René Graves

Schedule
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 be addressed. This tutorial will prepare attendees to better follow the subjects covered during the IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop.
2018 Changes to NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
Tutorial #2

Presenters
- Daleep Mohla
- Ray Crow
- Jim White

Schedule
Tuesday
8AM - Noon
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.
A Framework for Selection of Incident Energy Mitigation Technology
Tutorial #3

Presenter
- Antony Parsons
- Albert Marroquin

Schedule
Tuesday
8AM - Noon
This tutorial provides a framework for identifying and implementing arc flash mitigation solutions considering the competing priorities present in a given facility. Industry focus on arc flash hazards has led to a variety of available incident energy mitigation solutions. This can make it difficult to identify an optimal mitigation strategy, meeting both safety goals and economic constraints.
Demonstration of Skills Through Practical Hands on Testing of Qualified Electrical Workers
Tutorial #4

Presenters
- Michael Kovacic
- Karl Cunningham

Schedule
Friday
1PM - 5PM
This tutorial provides practical hands-on examples of how to accomplish Qualified Person demonstration of skills (per NFPA 70E/Z462), and what skills and knowledge should be demonstrated. The tutorial will include demonstration of test panels and selection of tools such as multi-meters and PPE, with class participation to perform practical testing for proving qualification of employees and contractors. The instructors will provide real-life, working examples that can be taken back and applied.
Getting Started, Is Your Electrical Safety Program Making the Grade?
Tutorial #5

Presenters
- Bob LeRoy
- Jeff Grovom

Schedule
Friday
1PM - 5PM
This tutorial provides a practical method for evaluating an organization’s written Electrical Safety Program (ESP) documents. While NFPA 70E provides a solid framework upon which to build a unique organization-specific document, many organizations struggle with adopting appropriate language to effectively direct controls for all activities with electrical hazards. This tutorial will invite participants to bring their company ESP documents for a small group-led unofficial review. Participants are expected to leave with greater knowledge of ESP content and tools to critically examine their ESP for compliance and effectiveness.
Electric Arc Protection Perceptions and Concerns: Current State of Standardization In IEEE, IEC, ASTM, and NFPA
Tutorial #6

Presenter
- Mikhail Golovkov

Schedule
Friday
1PM - 5PM
This tutorial provides an in-depth look at current standards related to arc flash protection. Detailed consideration are given to the ASTM and IEC test methods and specifications for electric arc protective PPE such as clothing including rainwear, face shields, gloves, harnesses, shields, meter pullers, and blankets. Test methods are grouped and discussed based on arc type used: open air, box, or ejected. Uncertainties and grey areas in standardization are analyzed in how they contribute to variability in test results. Knowledge of limitations and variability in PPE protective properties and arc ratings will contribute to fine tuning and improvements of the electric arc safety programs.