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Fundamentals of Electrical Safety Hazards and Prevention
August 24-25, 2020 | Online :: Central Time

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Overview

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This course provides a review of the hazards that exist within an electrical system. The course will include discussion points on substations and overhead and underground electrical lines, as well as electrical hazards that exist in residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial environments.

Electrical equipment and power lines may pose significant hazards to those in proximity to exposed electrical parts or downed wires. You must be able to recognize and control electrical hazards to avoid bodily injury before taking actions, whether they be job task or emergency related. This program is designed as an overview of basic electrical safety for individuals with limited electrical training who as a part of their work may be potentially exposed to electrical hazards. This is an awareness-level course for those wanting to become better educated on the hazards of electricity and is helpful for any of those new to the electrical safety field or who are transitioning into more of a safety role at their utility.  This course is helpful to employees who work with electricity directly, including electricians, power line workers, and engineers. However, those in attendance who work around electricity but are not qualified to directly handle electrical components, such as managers and supervisors who may strictly oversee on-site teams, will also benefit from this course to gain a better understanding of what they should be on the lookout for.

Upon completion of this electrical safety awareness, members will be able to describe the fundamentals of electricity and its effect on the body, recognize electrical hazards to avoid becoming a victim, make informed decisions regarding the appropriate actions to take during an electrical emergency, and be familiar with the medical treatment for persons exposed to electricity.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Review electricity basics and best leadership tactics in the field
  • Detail best practices regarding personnel equipment and tools in a work zone
  • Discuss OSHA requirements, qualifications, and compliance
  • Identify how to react to and navigate electrical hazards and issues during emergency response, as well as how to respond to personnel injuries and fatalities

Credits

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EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.1 CEUs for this event.

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program 

You must be logged in for the entire presentation and send in the evaluation after the course is completed.

Instructional Methods

PowerPoint presentations, interactive group exercise, and group discussion will be used during this course. 

Agenda

Monday, August 24, 2020 – Central time

8:45 – 9:00 am :: Log In

9:00 am – 4:30 pm :: Course Timing

12:30 – 1:15 pm :: Lunch Break


Leadership in Safety

    • Leadership & Human Performance

Characteristics of Electricity and Effects on the Human Body

  • Behavior of Electricity
  • Arc Flash (Phase to Phase / Phase to Ground)
  • Step / Touch Potential
  • Effects on the Human Body

Electric System Overview

    • Overview of “Standard System”

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) & Tools

      • How Utility Workers Work Safely
      • Best Practices (Work Zone Safety)
      • Arc-Rated Clothing
      • Insulate / Isolate
      • Personal Voltage Detectors (V-Watch)

Serious Injuries & Fatalities (SIF)

      • What is SIF?
      • Lessons Learned from Industry Events

Electrical Hazards in Job-Task Related Activities

      • OSHA Compliance
      • OSHA 1910.269
      • Qualified vs. Unqualified
      • Work Around Energized Parts
      • NESC Requirements Motor Vehicles (Transit)
      • Scaffolding
      • Crane Standard

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 – Central time

8:45 – 9:00 am :: Log In

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Course Timing 


Electrical Hazards in Emergency Response

    • Storm / Wires Down
    • Motor Vehicle Accidents
    • Underground Faults and Fires
    • Substation Fires
    • Grass / Woodland Fires (Transmission Lines)
    • Structure Fires
      • Residential
      • Commercial
    • Photovoltaic Solar

Emergency and Incident Response

    • Medical Emergencies
      • Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)
    • Storm Response
    • Utility Integration with Incident Command System 

Instructor

Christopher Stock, Safety Program Administrator, Eversource Energy

Christopher Stock is a Program Administrator who leads a team of safety professionals within a large electric utility located in the New England region. He has more than seven years in the electric utility industry and currently serves as the technical and internal management resource in support of the organization’s overall occupational safety management system. Job duties include design and implementation of universal safety programs to include serious injury and fatality (SIF) prevention, human performance excellence, prevention through design, and general OSHA compliance. His passion for the industry focuses on the education of potential hazards related to the electrical system and how to mitigate them. Christopher has worked with countless community officials, public departments, and local businesses to present electrical safety awareness in a partnership between the utility and the communities in which they serve to better educate residents, first responders, and workers.

Christopher has previous experience working within the manufacturing sector for Tyco International Fire & Security in the safety compliance sector, as well as serving in South Korea with the United States ARMY conducting field artillery operations.

Christopher holds a BS in Occupational Safety & Health Sciences from Keene State College and a MA in Business Management from University of Phoenix. Safety credentials include being an Associate Safety Professional (ASP) and a Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP).

Online Delivery

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.

  • 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.

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Fundamentals of Electrical Safety Hazards and Prevention - (single connection)US $ 1195.00
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Pack of 10 ConnectionsUS $ 8,965.00
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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 July 10, 2020 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

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