ISM Colloquium: ‘Changing the Electrical Safety Culture’
Mark Scott, lab electrical safety officer with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will present “Changing the Electrical Safety Culture,” at an Integrated Safety Management (ISM) colloquium Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the Bldg. 402 Auditorium. All employees whose schedules permit are invited to attend.
Shuttle service will be provided beginning at 10:15 a.m. with first stop at Bldg. 201, then stops at 212, 202, 223, 203, 200, 205 and 362 to Bldg. 402. Return trips will follow the talk.
Electrical safety — Where were we yesterday? Where are we today? Where will we be in the future? The safety culture is continuing to evolve to provide a safer work environment for people working around electrical equipment. To improve electrical safety, it takes commitment to continuous improvement of the electrical safety culture. New thoughts and ideas to improve electrical safety are critical. This talk addresses how work practices have changed over time and recommends ideas to upgrade the existing electrical culture. To change the existing safety culture, new ideas need to be developed to cause higher performance in electrical safety for all people exposed to electrical hazards.
Mark A. Scott has been the electrical safety program manager at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory since 2011. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1996 and serving as a nuclear-qualified submarine officer, he converted to a civilian engineering career, eventually specializing in electrical safety engineering. From 2002 to 2009 he spent time as an electrical and instrumentation supervisor for Weyerhaeuser working at pulp and paper mills in the Pacific Northwest, implementing his first electrical safety program as a line supervisor. From 2009 to 2011 he was the electrical safety program manager for Vestas Wind Systems, developing and launching a regional electrical safety program for wind turbine servicing in the U.S. and Canada, and then a global corporate electrical safety program for wind turbine R&D, manufacturing and servicing. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Oregon. As an IEEE senior member, he is active on the annual IAS Electrical Safety Workshop and is the tutorials chair of the IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Committee.