On Tuesday, June 22nd, one of our Project Managers/Electrical Engineers, Adam Menko, P.E., CESCP, will be giving a presentation on "NFPA 70E and You; An Operator's Guide to Electrical Safety in the Workplace " at the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (PWEA) Annual PennTec Conference at Kalahari Resort in Pocono Manor, PA.
We interviewed Adam on what to expect from the conference, his background, and the importance of learning about electrical safety protocols.
Q&A with the Conference Speaker: Adam Menko, P.E., CESCP, Project Manager/Electrical Engineer
Q: Can you tell us what to expect from this presentation?
A: NFPA 70E and You is an introduction to electrical safety in the workplace as defined by NFPA. We will walk through the process of safe work involving electrical hazards including how to identify hazards and how to mitigate them.
Q: Where and when are you presenting?
A: PWEA's PennTec Conference at Kalahari Resort on June 22nd at 1 pm. Conference details can be found here: https://www.pwea.org/annual_technical_conference_-.php
Q: Who should attend this conference?
A: This presentation is geared towards Water Operators who occasionally interact with electrical equipment as part of their troubleshooting procedures.
Q: Can you give us a little bit of background on who you are?
A: Adam C. Menko, P.E., CESCP, Project Manager. I have been a part of the Keystone Team for 7 years. I received my BSEE from PSU in 2013. My experience includes the design of power distribution, lighting, site lighting, back-up power, and SCADA systems. I also have experience with system electrical studies, including short circuit evaluations, equipment coordination studies, and arc flash risk assessments. Before working on Keystone's Team, my previous work experience was with Electrical Transmission and Distribution with PPL Electric Utilities and industrial manufacturing with Volvo Powertrain and electrical systems from 5 Vdc to 500,000 Vac.
Q: Why is this topic important to learn more about?
A: Electrical safety is important to help ensure everyone goes home at the end of the day. Being mindful of the task at hand will help reduce hazards and decrease workplace injuries.