This year, the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville will simultaneously host two of the most anticipated utility industry events of 2017: the iP Utility Safety Conference and Expo, presented by Incident Prevention, and the International Construction and Utility Equipment Expo.
We've broken down these two events so attendees can plan out how to schedule their fun, engaging week around what matters most.
Learn about new trends in utility safety
So far, 2017 has been a critical year for workplace safety in utilities and construction. The following two regulatory changes in particular will set the tone for how today's health, safety and environment (HSE) managers will build out their on-site safety programs:
Arc Flash Regulations
In brief, all arc flash labels must comply with well-known electrical safety standards, and utilities workers must comply with higher protective equipment standards. Check out "Changes to Arc Flash Standards: NFPA 70E, ASTM F18 and Other Groups Affecting Electrical Work" on Wednesday, Oct.4 at 10:00 a.m. for more information.
OSHA's Final Rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Standards
This comprehensive update covers a lot of new ground, including how these standards apply to vehicles, a mandate for ladder safety or personal fall protection systems for fixed ladders over 24 feet and more. OSHA estimates the total package will prevent more than 5,800 lost workdays due to injuries and save 29 lives every year.
Listen to insights from industry experts
Utility and construction speakers attending iP USC and ICUEE are ready to share their professional expertise with you. Don't miss these important sessions:
- Did OSHA Miss an Opportunity to Require Increased Cover Up? - Monday, Oct. 2 at 1:30 p.m.
- Mobile Equipment Regulatory Update - Monday, Oct. 2 at 1:30 p.m.
- On Your Radar: The Top Trends Impacting Utility Fleet Operations - Monday, Oct. 2 at 2:30 p.m.
- Capitol Hill's Renewed Utility Infrastructure Focus: What the Industry Should Do to Prepare - Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 9:40 a.m.
- How Will Drones Impact the Utility Sector? - Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 11:30 a.m.
Visit booths and watch live demos
With more than 950 companies in attendance and thousands of safety products on display this year, these joint expos will certainly be a great time to network. Many exhibitors will also showcase live demos of their latest utility, construction and safety equipment in action.
We invite you to meet the IndustrySafe team and talk safety management software at Booth No. 3921 on the ICUEE floor. See you in October!