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NFPA to host Alternative Energy and Electrical Safety Standards Symposium

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and The Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF) have announced they will be hosting the Alternative Energy Technologies and Electrical Safety Standards Symposium in Atlanta on December 6, 2011.

The symposium will address new questions of safety and reliability that have come about as more businesses are beginning to use alternative energy sources and technologies.

"The landscape for electric and alternative technologies is rapidly changing," said Kathleen Almand, executive director of the Foundation. "New technology brings new safety issues to consider, so it’s important to continue to learn and develop appropriate safety procedures. The Symposium will provide an opportunity for attendees to get familiar with these technologies and get a glimpse of what lies ahead."

The forum will allow professionals in electric and alternative energy and safety industry leaders to discuss aspects of safety and how they relate to the National Electric Code.

Included at the symposium will be information on new lighting technologies, photovoltaic systems, emerging technologies, and more.

Engineers and other power supply workers can greatly reduce the risk of injury by wearing appropriate safety products, such as non-conductive work gloves and hard hats, and should continue to do so as the energy sector continues to change.