Electric Distribution Safety
March 8, 2022 | Online :: Central Time
Electric distribution lines are the throughfare for power from the local substation to the distribution transformer which modifies it to usable power for household appliances and commercial/industrial equipment. The power is lethal in that it measures in the thousands of volts and yet it is less than 100ft from residences and business. The course provides key insight as to how these power lines can coexist with relatively few safety related incidents. The initial discussion covers electricity basics and power concepts then moves forward to best system design practices and industry standards (National Electric Safety Code). Topics include system maintenance, repair, system fault isolation and storm restoration. Key segments include information concerning protection devices and systems. The cost/benefit of design options, especially overhead versus underground lines, will also be discussed.
- Thorough review of the electric power system
- Identify hazards and lethal limit of exposure to electric current
- Demonstrate an understanding of hazards that may be encountered in overhead and underground distribution system
- Causes of System Fault and Fault Isolation
- Identify and use personal protective equipment necessary for working near energized lines and equipment
- Evaluate preparations necessary before performing work at distribution work sites
- Employ the appropriate tools and equipment to use in performing overhead and underground distribution systems
- Describe the basic steps in making equipment electrically safe to work on, including line de-energization and equipotential grounding
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 : Central Time
7:45 – 8:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome
12:00 – 12:45 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Introductions
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. :: Electricity Basics & The Safe Power System
- Ohm’s Law
- Real Power (kW)
- Reactive Power
- Apparent Power (kVA)
- Hazards associated with electric power
- Stray Voltage
- Contact Voltage
- Lethal Limit – Electrocution
- Arc Flash
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. :: Morning Break
10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: System Faults and Associated Safety Hazards
- Conductor (Line)
- Fault Impedance
- Fault Current Levels
- System Fault Mitigation
- Overcurrent Protective Devices
- Phase to Phase
- Phase to Ground
- Automated Restoration Schemes
12:00 – 12:45 p.m. :: Break for Lunch
12:45 – 2:00 p.m. :: Safe Electric Distribution Design
- Overhead Line Construction
- Structural Strength per NESC
- Clearances per NESC
- Underground Line Construction
- Clearances per NESC
2:00 – 2:15 p.m. :: Afternoon Break
2:15 – 4:00 p.m. :: Operation/Construction Crew Safety
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Regiment of Safety Practices
- Constant training
- Hot Line Tag
- Applying Grounds
- Overhead vs. Underground
- Constant training
- Storm Restoration Hazards
- Extended working hours
- Extreme Weather
Jerry Josken, Senior Consultant, and Instructor, EUCI
Jerry holds a BS in Electrical Engineering Technology from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and an MBA from North Central College. During his 30+ year career with Eaton’s Cooper Power Systems, Jerry served in a variety of engineering capacities. During his tenure with Pike Engineering Jerry focused on creating and conducting professional development courses for engineers new to the electric utility industry. Past leadership positions include Chair of IEEE Rural Electric Power Conference (2012) and GLEMS Distribution Equipment/Controls Course (2013-2014). Currently, Jerry develops and conducts professional development programs on various power delivery topics for EUCI.
We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.
- IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
- You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
- Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
- You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
- If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
- The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.
Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ
If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event
|Single Seat - Electric Distribution Safety||US $ 895.00|
|Pack of 5 Seats||US $ 3,580.00|
|Pack of 10 Seats||US $ 6,265.00|
|Pack of 20 Seats||US $ 10,740.00|
|Call us at 303.770.8800 if you have any specific questions on the volume discounts|
|* all other discounts do not apply to seat packs|
This event has the following related events:
|Transmission Line and High-Voltage Substation Electrical Safety||US $ 1195.00|
|Pack of 5 connections||US $ 4,780.00|
|Pack of 10 Connections||US $ 8,365.00|
|Pack of 20 Connections||US $ 14,340.00|
Take advantage of these discounts!
- Attend the Course and Transmission Line and High-Voltage Substation Electrical Safety and pay US $ 1,995.00 per attendee (save US $ 95.00 each)
Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before February 04, 2022 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800