Wire You Shocked 2.1: Creating Electrically Safe Work Conditions

Craft Brewers Conference 2023
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Speakers: Tony McCrimmon

Every worker must be provided electrically safe work conditions. The improved understanding of electrical hazards drives the changes in the rules. These basics help when specifying electrical equipment to buy and use. In this seminar, we’ll discuss how the use of codes, regulations, and standards creates an electrically safe workplace, and how to identify qualified employees and contractors to hire. Reviews of electrical incidents will illustrate how and why.

This seminar is designed to provide value across all levels of electrical background, whether familiar with lock out, tag out (LOTO) or not. Join to learn about the requirements that all breweries need to incorporate in their electrical safety programs and the equipment they should consider before building a new brewery, remodeling, or having equipment designed and installed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how and why the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70B, NFPA 70E, UL Panel building standards, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Electrical Subparts integrate Answer the question: Why do all workers need to be protected from unsafe electrical conditions? Discover how to create electrically safe work conditions Identify what makes equipment safe for use in a brewery Hear examples of do-it-yourself (DIY) failures to use equipment in a safe way and how to correct those failures Understand the difference between grounding and bonding and how to achieve both Discuss: Is low voltage safer than high voltage? Think through if and how the NFPA 70E Appendix Q can guide safety across your entire business Learn why one-line drawings of equipment are required for employees and electrical contractors to know

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