History of the Electrical Safety Workshop

Sponsored by the Industry Applications Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., the IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop (ESW) is a transnational technical forum founded in 1991 by the IAS Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee (PCIC). In 2012, the IAS Executive Board approved creation of the IAS Electrical Safety Committee (ESafeC) and moved the responsibility for the ESW to this new technical committee. Since its founding in 1991, the ESW has served to accelerate the dispersion of information and knowledge impacting electrical safety.

YearLocationsChair
2022Jacksonville, FLMark Scott, Berkeley Lab
2021VirtualKevin Lippert, Eaton
2020Reno, NVScott Seaver, TE Connectivity
2019Jacksonville, FLL. Rene' Graves, Texas Instruments, Inc.
2018Fort Worth, TXKen White, Olin (Retired)
2017Reno, NVPaul Sullivan, DuPont
2016Jacksonville, FLDennis Hill, AECOM
2015Louisville, KYHugh Hoagland, e-Hazard
2014San Diego, CAMarcelo Valdes, GE
2013Dallas, TXDan Doan, DuPont
2012Daytona, FLDennis Neitzel, AVO International
2011Toronto, OntarioEva Clark, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
2010Memphis, TNJoe Rachford, Gallatin Steel
2009St. Louis, MOBen McClung, American Electric Power
2008Dallas, TXJim White, Shermco Industries, Inc.
2007Calgary, ABMike Doherty, Ontario Power Generation
2006Philadelphia, PABob Huddleston, Eastman Chemical Co.
2005Denver, COStephen Wilson, Dofasco, Inc.
2004Oakland, CAD. Ray Crow, DRC Consulting
2003Houston, TXLanny Floyd, DuPont
2002Biloxi, MSCharlie Hoy, R Stahl, Inc.
2001Toronto, OntarioJohn Gallagher, Bayer Corp.
2000San Antonio, TXDanny Liggett, DuPont
1999San Diego, CADavid Pace, Olin Corp.
1998Indianapolis, INShahid Jamil, Exxon
1997San Antonio, TXLynn Roach, Eastman Chemical Co.
1996San Antonio, TXKim Eastwood, Thermon Manufacturing Co.
1995San Antonio, TXClark Lockerd, Occidental Petroleum
1992Dallas, TXCo-chairs Don Vardaman, Oryx Energy; Lanny Floyd, DuPont

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