Partnerships for electrical safety.
Capelli-Schellpfeffer-M; Kalina-C; Toney-M; Mitchell-JH; Lee-RC
IEEE Ind Appl Mag 2001 May/Jun; 7(3):17-22
The authors present a case study of the successful development of an educational partnership between industrial collaborators and university researchers to promote electrical safety. For industrial and academic organisations considering a similar approach, we identify a development methodology to align people and resources to implement electrical safety education. Educational partnerships offer a bridge to speed the movement of technologies and concepts between different communities like those represented by a plant and a local hospital. This case study reviews the development of a direct R&D technology transfer educational project targeting electrical safety. Motives to partner were: to become more creative; to identify the best process and best practice; to facilitate the availability of the best care/treatment for those injured on the job through rapid technology transfer; and to specifically move electrical safety principles to a higher level of awareness for individuals, their workplaces, and their communities.
Electrical-safety; Training; Education; Injury-prevention; Accident-prevention
IEEE Industry Applications Magazine