May 23, 2019
PITTSBURGH … Power management company Eaton today announced the launch of Current Thinking, a new broadcast series featuring industry and Eaton experts sharing insights on digitalization, cybersecurity, grid modernization and other important topical issues and opportunities around intelligent power and innovation. Current Thinking kicks off on May 28, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. EST, with a roundtable discussion titled “When Disaster Strikes: Electrical Safety Before, During and After a Disaster,” moderated by Brett Brenner, president, Electrical Safety Foundation International.
Each year in May, the Electrical Safety Foundation International recognizes National Electrical Safety Month to educate audiences about steps they can take to reduce the incidents of electrical-related fires, fatalities, injuries and property loss. The theme for the 2019 campaign is “Electrical Safety During Natural Disasters," focusing on the importance of preparing, weathering and rebuilding after natural disasters. Eaton’s Current Thinking broadcast features experts from both Eaton and the electrical industry discussing challenges and best practices for facility managers and electrical professionals in prioritizing safety before, during and after a disaster.
“Electrical safety is a critical and frequently overlooked concern in disaster planning and, whether it’s fires, earthquakes or weather-related disasters, unplanned events can leave businesses exposed to a range of safety issues,” said Thomas A. Domitrovich, P.E., LEED AP, vice president, technical sales, Eaton. “From understanding and adhering to codes and standards to avoiding counterfeit electrical products during rebuilding efforts, it’s essential for professionals, including electrical contractors, facility managers and IT managers, to help make disaster safety and preparedness a priority – and a reality.”
“When Disaster Strikes: Electrical Safety Before, During and After a Disaster” roundtable participants include:
“We recognize National Electrical Safety Month each May to shine a light on the critical role education plays in electrical safety,” said Brenner. “Knowledge is power, and we believe that continued education – including through broadcast channels such as Eaton’s Current Thinking – will help further our goal to bring broader awareness around electrical safety and reduce the number of safety-related incidents.”
Future installments of Eaton’s Current Thinking webcast series will feature additional industry and Eaton participants live as they discuss the energy trends and innovative ideas that are changing how the world uses electrical power.
To view “When Disaster Strikes: Electrical Safety Before, During and After a Disaster,” visit Eaton’s Current Thinking page on eaton.com. To learn more about continuing issues around electrical safety and code compliance, visit Eaton’s 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 2018 sales of $21.6 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 99,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit Eaton.com.
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