IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop

The flagship conference for the IAS Electrical Safety Committee is the IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop. Since its inception at the first meeting of the Safety Subcommittee of the IEEE IAS Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee, held in Toronto in September 1991, the IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop has provided the forum to enable and accelerate change in the electrical safety culture limiting what we feel is possible in preventing workplace injuries from electrical hazards.

The mass market in electrical safety conferences is in the area of training and compliance with standards and regulations – helping people and organizations understand and apply current requirements. This is essential to preventing electrical incidents and injuries, but it is not the primary mission of the IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop. Our mission is more about path finding and creating the future in electrical safety by changing how we think about what is possible, or in other words, changing the electrical safety culture.

Our Mission is to: ·

  • Accelerate application of breakthrough improvements in human factors, technology, and managing systems that reduce risk of electrical injuries,
  • Stimulate innovation in overcoming barriers,
  • Change and advance the electrical safety culture to enable sustainable improvements in prevention of electrical accidents and injuries.

Our Strategy includes:

  • Providing forums for people to meet and exchange ideas for preventing electrical accidents and injuries in the workplace
  • Accelerating advancements in development and application of technology, work practices, standards, and regulations
  • Linking professionals and centers of excellence in industry, engineering, government and medicine


Mark your calendar and make your plans to attend the 2020 IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop is March 2-6, 2020 in Reno, NV.     We hope you can join us in Advancing the Electrical Safety Culture!


Affliated Conferences

Electrical Safety Workshop – Brazil 2017

October 4-5, 2017     Salto, SP, Brazil

The IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers of Brazil is proud to hold the IEEE ESW Brazil – Electrical Safety Workshop Brazil, the only seminar totally dedicated to electricity safety.  Held biannually since 2003 bi-annually, the VIII edition will be held in the city of Salto, SP, October 4 to 5, 2017, in partnership with Abracopel – Brazilian Association of Awareness for the Dangers of Electricity. The seminar is composed of technical works presented by experienced professionals and invited experts, providing an excellent environment with full participation of the audience.  The goal of IEEE ESW Brazil is to promote “changing the culture of security in electricity”, in order to make society aware that electricity services must be treated with responsibility and seriousness.   Please note the website is in Portuguese.


Workshop on Electrical Safety in Construction

October 25-26, 2017    Washington Marriott Georgetown Hotel    Washington DC

Sponsored and Led by the National Academy of Construction (NAC) and  IEEE Electrical Safety Committee

On the afternoon of October 25th, one day before the NAC Annual Conference, the NAC Strategic Planning and Safety Committees are co-sponsoring a one day Electrical Safety in Construction Workshop in partnership with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Industry Applications Society Electrical Safety Committee. This workshop will address one of the most serious Construction Industry issues – a high percentage of electrically related deaths and injuries.  With just 7% of the US workforce, the construction suffers more than 50% of electrical injuries and fatalities.

The first afternoon will feature leaders who are experts in new electrical safety techniques and technologies. There will be opportunities to question them extensively. The following morning will address how society’s megatrends can affect our abilities to address these issues.


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