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 20563 - Electrical Safety Around Solar for Roofers - Bill Brooks $28.00   
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This session will discuss the safety concerns of solar electric systems for roofers. With the proliferation of small and large rooftop solar electric systems, there are increasing concerns about maintenance and reroofing operations and potential hazards for roofing workers. Understanding the hazards and working with electrical workers to mitigate hazards is essential for the safety of roofers and other rooftop workers. This session will assist in identifying the equipment installed as part of these systems and identify potential risks that need to be avoided for safe operations. Identification requirements of the fire and electrical codes will be reviewed. Session material will be presented at a beginner level and 90% of the material is for commercial contractors.

Learning Objectives:

1. Review background on solar equipment to understand why hazards exist

2. Identify solar equipment to avoid unnecessary contact

3.Discuss methods of mitigating hazards

4.Identify signage that is now required on solar electric systems to assist identification

Speaker(s): Bill Brooks PE, Brooks Engineering LLC

Target Audience: Commercial Contractor

Bill Brooks PE, Brooks Engineering LLC, has over 23 years of experience designing, installing, and evaluating grid-connected PV systems. More than 10,000 installers and inspectors have attended his courses throughout the U.S. and abroad. His field troubleshooting skills have been valuable in determining where problems occur to focus training on those issues of greatest need. He has written several important technical manuals for the industry that are now widely used throughout the United States and beyond. His recent publications include the Expedited Permit Process for PV Systems , the Field Inspection Guidelines for PV Systems, and Understanding the CalFire Solar PV Installation Guidelines, as well as articles in Photon and SolarPro magazines. He is actively involved in the developments of PV codes and standards including IEEE-929 and IEEE1547 (PV Utility Interconnection), the National Electrical Code (NECĀ®) Article 690 (Solar Photovoltaic Systems), and IEC TC82 (international PV standards). Mr. Brooks is an active participant on many codes and standards panels including Code Making Panel 4 of the National Electrical Code, UL1703 and UL1741 Standards Technical Panels, and IEC TC82 Working Group 3 and 6. Mr. Brooks is a member of the California Office of the State Fire Marshal's (Cal Fire) PV Task force that developed the Solar Photovoltaic Installation Guideline, which became the model for national regulation. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University and is a registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina and California.


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