Industrial Safety

Thomas A. Edison Institute to hold national conferences

Mar 08, 2005

The Thomas A. Edison Institute will kick off its national Electrical Safety Conferences in Chicago on Friday, April 29. The Thomas A. Edison Institute was created to educate professionals working with electrical current about the newest standards and practices in electrical safety.

Each day in the United States, five to 10 electrical workers are sent to a burn center. Because of arc flash and other electrical accidents, a comprehensive electrical safety program has never been more critical.

The Electrical Safety Conferences provide a comprehensive review of electrical safety and safety planning for electrical engineers, electrical contractors, maintenance managers and corporate safety directors. This conference will offer lectures from Ray Jones-NFPA70E Chairperson, Patrick Ostrenga with OSHA, Ray Crow and Drake Drobnick, CSP, OHST. Participants will be presented with information about:

• The importance of electrical safety
• OSHA and NFPA safety requirements
• Surveying the electrical safety of their company
• Developing a comprehensive corporate electrical safety plan
• Specific safety equipment including PPE, labeling, overcurrent protection and testing.

The Chicago Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Woodfield on Friday, April 29, 2005. Conferences are also scheduled in Houston, Cleveland, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Phoenix in 2005. The registration fee is $325 per person or $300 per person for two  or more attendees from the same company.