Date: May 23, 2018
WARRENDALE, PA — Power management company Eaton today announced, in recognition of National Electrical Safety Month, it is bringing together experts for a special livestream panel event titled, “A Holistic Approach to Electrical Safety: Education, Compliance and Accountability.” Moderated by Brett Brenner, president, Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), the panel will discuss critical trends, issues and technologies impacting electrical safety and code education in 2018. The discussion is broadcasting from the Eaton Experience Center in Warrendale, Pa., via Eaton’s Facebook Live stream on May 31, 2018 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. EDT.
Each year in May, the ESFI recognizes National Electrical Safety Month, an annual campaign to educate key audiences about steps to reduce the incidents of electrical-related fires, fatalities, injuries and property loss. The theme for the 2018 campaign is “Understanding the Code that Keeps us Safe,” focusing on the importance of education around the National Electrical Code (NEC) and its three-year cycle.
“Adoption of the NEC and an understanding of its intricacies are essential to ensuring safety for professionals and the customers they serve,” said Thomas A. Domitrovich, P.E., LEED AP – Vice President, Technical Sales, Bussmann Division, Eaton. “Yet code education is only one component of a comprehensive approach to electrical safety. It’s essential that everyone from industry professionals to consumers understand their role in furthering safety education and the tools and resources available to make improved safety a reality.”
“A Holistic Approach to Electrical Safety: Education, Compliance and Accountability” panel participants include:
“Ensuring electrical safety is a responsibility we all share and education around this vital topic never stops, which is why we created and continue to recognize National Electrical Safety Month each May,” said Brett Brenner, president, ESFI. “Our hope is that through continuing education, we can help reduce the number of safety-related incidents, and I look forward to joining these experts to discuss how the industry can work together to help further this goal.
To view “A Holistic Approach to Electrical Safety: Education, Compliance and Accountability,” visit Eaton’s Facebook Live event page on May 31, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. EDT. To hear from Eaton experts on continuing issues around electrical safety and code compliance, visit Eaton’s new blog, For Safety’s Sake.
Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.
Eaton is a power management company with 2017 sales of $20.4 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit Eaton.com.
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