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Changing the Culture of Electrical Safety – IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop 2012

November 14, 2011 | By Anthony Capkun

November 14, 2011 – For 19 years, the IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop (ESW) has been leading the charge to “change the culture of electrical safety”. In fact, the forum has been source of much of the groundbreaking papers and research that have shaped today’s regulatory standards, such as CSA Z462 and NFPA 70E. And now is your chance to get in on the action… by attending the IEEE IAS ESW 2012 in Daytona Beach, Fla., January 30 through February 3.

“The Electrical Safety Workshop is the premier international forum to accelerate change in the electrical safety culture,” explains Dennis Neitzel, 2012 ESW Organizing Committee chair explains. “We are pushing the envelope on what is possible in preventing workplace injuries caused by electrical hazards.”


Hosted at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Hotel, the 2012 ESW is expecting between 400 and 500 delegates from around the world—”People who share a passion for preventing electrical injuries in the workplace,” adds Neitzel.


The Electrical Safety Workshop is sponsored by the IEEE Industrial Applications Society (IAS). One of the workshop’s founders, Lanny Floyd explains “19 years ago, nine people gathered in a conference room in Toronto, Canada, with a lofty goal of changing the culture of electrical safety”. Since then the workshop has served as a platform to “support breakthroughs in technology and work practices that are saving lives, and allowing workers to return home to their families. It’s really been a privilege to be associated with the event and with the people around it for all these years.”

This year’s IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop will feature over 25 technical papers, seven tutorials, a product exposition featuring “cutting-edge technologies and services”, a plant tour and companion itineraries. Organizers are also planning multiple social events where attendees can network with many of the people who are influencing today’s electrical safety standards.

For more information, or to register for this world-class event, visit:


For more information, contact:

Mike Doherty, Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA)
(905) 302-0785

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