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Educational Opportunities

The OLSA Equipment Show is committed to making continuing education a priority. There is a wide variety of topics to choose from, all conducted by experts in their fields.

If you are interested in attending any of these workshops, please check the appropriate box on your registration form.

 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
9:00 a.m.
Room 1

Utility Ergonomics: Reducing injuries and improving safety through power tools
presented by, Raffi Elchemmas, MBA AEP, Sr. Manager, Ergonomics - Milwaukee Tool

This presentation will showcase the causes and risk factors of ergonomic injuries in the utility industry, and provide a step by step process to reduce and recognize ergonomic injuries on the jobsite. This presentation will also discuss recommended ways of preparing for tooling tasks to minimize risk for ergonomic injury and identify traits of tools that help you achieve that goal by using cutting edge scientific measurement equipment to quantify the levels of ergonomic risk of a tool.

Raffi Elchemmas, MBA, AEP, is an industry leading Ergonomist with board certification in professional ergonomics. After completing degrees at Michigan State University, an MBA at DePaul University, and post-graduate studies at Harvard University he joined Milwaukee Tool, the most forward-thinking tool company, to help reduce and eliminate ergonomic tooling injuries worldwide.

 


9:00 a.m.
Room 2
Faulted Circuit Indicators (FCI's)
presented by, John Heath, Application Engineer - Eaton's Cooper Power Systems

Topics to be discussed include:

  • History and theory
  • Application and proper use
  • Improvements over time
  • Advancements in design for today's grid

John Heath has over 20 years of experience supporting the products and services Eaton offers to the electric utilities. His workshops are always an educational experience not to be missed.

 


10:30
Room 1

LED Street and Area Lighting, Electrical System Options, and Being Prepared for Network Lighting Controls
presented by, Nicholas Chintala, Eaton Lighting Business Development Manager, and Ronald Jordan, RJ Lang Sales, Inc.

Eaton will offer an information-rich presentation to explore the potential of intelligent street and area lighting systems. We'll look at examples of utility lighting system needs and potential solutions taking shape through the deployment of LED lighting and the potential controls, networked sensors and energy management software that can be implemented to your municipal lighting system. Smart and Connected Outdoor LED lighting networks are recognized as a cost-effective installed platform for cities to build Smart City applications via sensors, controls and data sharing networks. Street and area lights are the ideal starting point in creating a potential Smart City infrastructure. Street and area lights are ubiquitous, being conveniently distributed throughout the city's commercial and residential landscape. The goal of the presentation will be to feature what technology and hardware options a municipal utility should consider when deploying LED street and area lighting products. Become informed on what future proofed means so that the LED lighting products installed have the capability of expanding in the future with technology and ensure the system is protected to achieve low maintenance over time.

Nicholas Chintala is a 20+ year veteran of the utility lighting industry. A member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), and currently serves on the IES Street and Area Lighting Conference full committee and Lighting Certified by NCQLP.

 


10:30 a.m.
Room 2
Protective Grounding: An Effective and Compliant Approach
presented by, Dwight Miller, CLCP - Director, Safety & Loss Control, Ohio's Electric Cooperatives

In this workshop, you'll explore personal protective grounding concepts and practices in-depth. You'll address some of the "why's" to give reasoning to the requirements you will cover, and finish by offering acceptable methods and introducing a sensible process of elimination to help protect workers in all different types of situations while working on de-energized lines.

Dwight Miller began working on a line crew 33 years ago where he witnessed two electrical contact accidents in his first 18 months. These incidents have impacted his entire career, and he has dedicated the last 11 years to safety and training. He currently serves Ohio's Electric Cooperatives as director of safety and loss control, where he is committed to promoting a culture where lineworkers think, integrity is held high and safety is non-negotiable.

 


1:00 p.m.
Room 1

3M Fall Protection: Bucket Truck Rescue and Escape Made Easy
presented by, Matt Jensen and Justin Tate, 3M Fall Protection Specialists

Effective fall protection requires a combination of products working together, often described as the ABC's of fall protection. The anchorage connector, body support and connecting device - form a complete fall protection system for maximum worker protection. But don't forget about D, E and F, the other important components of a comprehensive fall protection program: descent and rescue, education, and fall protection for tools.

Matt and Justin will provide attendees with a brief discussion of systems and best practices, then take the class outside for hands-on demonstrations.

Matt's experience has taken him from the oil and gas industry in North Dakota to five years experience as a Fall Protection Specialist. Justin brings 11 years experience as a Journeyman Lineman and 3 years as a Fall Protection Specialist. Both bringing a wealth of knowledge to the subject matter.

 


Wednesday, September 12, 2018
9:00 a.m.
Room 1

Utility Ergonomics: Reducing injuries and improving safety through power tools
presented by, Raffi Elchemmas, MBA AEP, Sr. Manager, Ergonomics - Milwaukee Tool

This is a repeat of Tuesday's presentation.

 


9:00 a.m.
Room 2

LED Street and Area Lighting, Electrical System Options, and Being Prepared for Network Lighting Controls
presented by, Nicholas Chintala, Eaton Lighting Business Development Manager, and Ronald Jordan, RJ Lang Sales, Inc.

This is a repeat of Tuesday's presentation.

 


10:30 a.m.
Room 1
Voltage Regulators - Reverse Power Considerations
presented by, John Heath, Application Engineer - Eaton's Cooper Power Systems

Topics to be discussed include:

  • History of voltage regulators
  • Changing times on the utility line
  • How to handle power flow due to various sources
  • Advancements in regulator and regulator controls for today's grid

John Heath has over 20 years of experience supporting the products and services Eaton offers to the electric utilities. His workshops are always an educational experience not to be missed.

 


10:30 a.m.
Room 2

3M Fall Protection: Bucket Truck Rescue and Escape Made Easy
presented by, Matt Jensen and Justin Tate, 3M Fall Protection Specialists

This is a repeat of Tuesday's presentation

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