ESW 2021 Conference Schedule

  • If you register after the virtual event, you will receive information by email on how to access live events that occur Monday – Thursday, March 8 – 11, and how to access and download event and presentation recordings. Registered attendees will have access to download recordings until April 10.
  • Please note the times noted on the schedule were for the live event. You will have 24/7 access to all recorded events and document loads until April 10.
Time (MST)ActivityLocationAgenda
Time (MST)Activity
7:30 AMOnline access opens – REMEMBER All scheduled times are US Mountain Time Zone (MST)
8:00 AMWelcome to ESW 2021; Kevin Lippert, Chair ESW 2021
8:30 AMProtecting Workers from Electromagnetic Induction During Line-Stringing Operations; David Wallis, Brian Erga
9:15 AMWorking Together, Six Feet Apart; Anthony (Tony) Demaria, Jr., Katie Scarlett Reyes, Joe Barrios
10:00 AM15 minute break - opportunity to visit exhibits
10:15 AMTo Ground or Not to Ground; Kenneth Sellars
10:30 AM Methods for Evaluating DC Arc Incident Energy in PV Systems; William Sekulic, Albert Marroquin, Peter McNutt
11:15 AMWorking Around Electricity: Actions Leading to Electrical Fatalities; Brett Brenner, Daniel Majano
12:00 PMOne hour break - opportunity to visit exhibits
1:00 PMGood Things Can Come from Bad Events; Robert LeRoy
1:15 PMTroubleshooting: The "Acceptable" Energized Work; Karl M. Cunningham, Michael Kovacic
2:00 PMWhat Happens when the Host Employer makes a Mistake?; Dennis Kennedy
2:15 PM30 minute break - opportunity to visit exhibits
2:45 PMPrevention through Design Engineering Student Initiative – Introduction; Paymen Dehghanian

Breakout Student PtD Focus Sessions:

Analyzing Accidents Among Electrical Contractors: A Data Mining Approach; Ikechukwu Onuchukwu, George Mason University, USA
Novel Pre-Diagnosis Strategies for Medium-Low Voltage Arc Flash; Xiaotian Tang, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
Power Consumption at 230V Single-Phase Can be Made as Safe as 120V Systems; Rajesh Pindoria, Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, India
TN-Island System Shipside and TT-System Shore side for Cold Ironing; Erfan Shirdare, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Reducing Wildfire Risks with AI-Based Integrated Satellite & Drone Vegetation Inspection; Michele Gazzea, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway
Powering through Wildfires: An Integrated Solution for Enhanced Safety and Resilience in Power Grids; Mostafa Nazemi, George Washington University, USA
Enhancing Electrical Safety through EV Fleet Scheduling for Resilient Response to Natural Disasters; Yanchang Liang, North China Electric Power University, China
Object Detection and Distance Estimation for Physical Protection against Substation Attacks; Qiqi Hao, University of Pittsburgh, USA
5:00 PMStudent Focus Sessions Ends - opportunity to visit exhibits
Time (MST)Activity
7:00 AMOnline access opens – opportunity to visit exhibits
REMEMBER All scheduled times are US Mountain Time Zone (MST)
8:00 AMA Balanced Scorecard of Leading and Lagging Indicators for Your Electrical Safety Program; Lanny Floyd
8:45 AM Effective Job Briefings Improve Safety; Ray Crow
9:00 AMReliability and Safety of Electric Power Systems; Alan M. Ross
9:45 AM30 minute break - opportunity to visit exhibits
10:15 AMReconditioned Low-Voltage Circuit Breakers - Are They Really Safe?; David B. Durocher, Thomas Domitrovich
11:00 AMDefining the Role of the "Employee in Charge" in Electrical Safety Work; Al Havens
11:45 AMMark your Calendar for ESW 2022 Jacksonville; Mark Scott, Chair ESW 2022
12:00 PMOne hour break - opportunity to visit exhibits
1:00 PMEquivalent Formulas for Determining Incident Heat Energy for Various Fault Currents and Clearing Times used in NESC and OSHA Regulations; Marcia L Eblen, Tom Short, Zarheer Jooma
1:45 PMUnderstanding and Getting Involved in NFPA’s Standards Development Process; Diana Jones, David Pace
2:00 PMTown Hall Focus Session Introduction; Eva Clark

Town Hall Breakout Focus Sessions:

A State by State Comparison of Occupational Electrical Work Fatalities; Tammy Gammon, Derek Vigstol
Electrical Fatality Rate and Epidemiologically Consideration by Electric Shock in Japan, 2015-2017; Norimitsu Ichikawa, Satoshi Sakaue
Comparison of IEEE 1584-2018 Predictions with Tests on Real-World Equipment; Tom Short, Marcia Eblen
Test Equipment...The Hazards of Preventative Maintenance in an Electrically Safe Work Condition; Michael King, Juan Perez
4:30 PMFocus Sessions Ends - opportunity to visit exhibits
Time (MST)Activity
7:00 AMOnline access opens – REMEMBER All scheduled times are US Mountain Time Zone (MST)
8:00 AM5-Minute Job - Training an Unqualified Worker For When Things Go Wrong; Joe Rachford.
8:45 AMArc Flash Incident in Wind Turbine; Ron Zieber, Wayne Oliver
9:00 AMElectricity Accidents in Brazil: The Data and Characteristics of Accidents. What is Being Done to Change This Scenario; Edson Martinho
9:45 AM30 minute break - opportunity to visit exhibits
10:15 AMSolid State Circuit Breakers – The All-In-One Device that Can Reduce Equipment Damage, Reduce Arc Flash Hazard and Perform the Functions of Other Equipment in an Electrical Distribution System; Jay Prigmore, Doug Ehlers
11:00 AMAwards & Recognition; Daniel Roberts, Chair IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Committee
12:00 PMOne hour break - opportunity to visit exhibits
1:00 PMPrevention Through Design, Strategies to Reduce the Hazards Of Stationary Battery Systems Through Intelligent Design; Michael P. O'Brien, John R. Todora
1:45 PMArc-Flash PPE – A Simplified Constant Energy Line Table Method; Remi Halle, Kirk Gray, Daniel Roberts, Marcelo Valdes
2:30 PMLessons Learned Developing Standardized PPE Levels and Task Specific Risk Assessments for a Multinational Company; John Mason, Joshua Kerr, Donald Lockhart, Elihu “Hugh” Hoagland
2:45 PMAn Accident Waiting to Happen; Wes Mozley
3:00 PMESW 2021 Wrap Up; Kevin Lippert, Chair ESW 2021
3:15 PMProduct & Services Expo

To close out this week’s conference activities, come join us at the product/services expo and connect with exhibitors you have not yet visited. For each exhibitor be sure to:

1. Click the Likes icon in the Whova app or the heart icon if using a web browser

2. Click Comments in the Whova app or go to Chat, if using a web browser, to leave a comment. Share your interest or just write “hi”.

3. Click Deals and Offers in either the app or web browser, and fill out the form.

To be entered into the $450 Amazon gift card raffle, you will need to do these three steps for twenty booths.

The drawing will occur on Monday April 12th. Conference and Expo access for registered conference attendees will end at 7:00 PM Mountain Standard Time, Friday April 9th. The winner will be shared via email.
5:30 PMVideo recordings of the Presentation and Exhibition will be available for the next 30 days.

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