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Pinpointing Electrical Hazard Risks through Incident Energy Analysis and Electrical Safety Audits

Wednesday, May 18
8:00 - 9:15 a.m.

Through the combination of in-depth analysis and regular audits with NFPA 70E as the basis, we can begin to nail down exactly where the risk lies, identify common pitfalls to avoid, and together create a workplace with minimal impact from electrical hazards. This session will focus on how performing an Incident Energy Analysis improves the ability of the worker to understand the risk exposure and mitigation techniques. We will examine the process for what it takes to perform the study, how to provide appropriate information on labels, and the importance of performing this method of arc flash risk assessment as early in the facility’s lifecycle as possible. 


Derek Vigstol - e-Hazard

Derek Vigstol joined e-Hazard in June 2021 as an electrical safety expert responsible for training, course development and consulting. Since 2015 he had been with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) as Senior Electrical Specialist, Electrical Technical Lead, and Senior Electrical Content Specialist. He was responsible for the subject matter expertise in the development of the entire suite of training on the 2020 National Electrical Code and was the technical reviewer for the 2017 NEC and 2018 NFPA 70E training products from NFPA. 

Previously, he was an instructor at Minneapolis Electrical JATC and owned a home inspection business.  A resident of the Boston area, he authors a regular column in IAEI Magazine and the NFPA Journal, and is a regular contributor to other periodicals including EC&M, Electrical Contractor, and IEC Insights.