Symposium on Electrical Protective Equipment for Workers

    Dates: Thursday October 29 2020

    Location: Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld Orlando, FL

    Sponsored by: F18 Electrical Protective Equipment for Workers

    Deadline for Abstract Submittal: Tuesday February 18 2020

    About the Event

    Papers are invited for the Symposium on Electrical Protective Equipment for Workers to be held Thursday, October 29, 2020. Sponsored by ASTM Committee F18 on Electrical Protective Equipment for Workers, the symposium will be held at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, FL, in conjunction with the October standards development meetings of the committee.

    Objective and Scope

    This Symposium will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on current research in the electrical industry, including tools, materials, equipment used for protection from electrical hazards. One outcome will be the identification of opportunities for standards revisions or the development of new standards.

    Paper topics may include, but are not limited to:

    • Testing evaluations and research related to personal protective equipment used by workers with exposure to electrical hazards
      • Correlation of Test Methods to Applications
      • Opportunities for Improvements to Current Test Methods
      • Opportunities for New Standards Based on Research
    • Worker Personal Equipment
      • Fall Protection for Arc Flash
      • Blankets
      • Gloves (rubber and protector)
      • Fabrics, Garments
      • Hoods, Faceshields, Balaclavas
    • Insulating Cover-Up Equipment
    • Tools and Equipment
    • Mechanical Apparatus
    • Inspection and Non-Destructive Test Methods for Aerial Devices
    • Correlation between AC and DC testing between for voltage rated equipment
    • Arc Flash and Related Topics
    • Shock Protection and Related Topics
    • The language of the symposium will be English.

      Abstract Submittal

      To participate in the symposium, presenters/authors must submit a 250 to 300-word preliminary abstract using the online Abstract Submittal Form no later than February 14, 2020. The form can also be accessed by scrolling to the top of the page and clicking “Go to Abstract Submittal Form”. To ensure your abstract was received into the ASTM database, please email and let us know that you have submitted an abstract.

      The abstract must include a clear definition of the objective and approach of the work discussed, pointing out material that is new, and present sufficient details regarding results. The presentation and manuscript must not be of a commercial nature nor can it have been previously published. Because a limited number of abstracts will be accepted, be sure that the abstract is complete to allow for careful assessment of the paper's suitability for this symposium. Symposium Chairmen will notify you via postal mail no later than March 27, 2020 of your paper’s acceptability for presentation at the symposium. If the preliminary abstract is accepted, the presenter/author will be requested to submit a final camera-ready abstract several months before the symposium. The final abstracts will be distributed in an abstract booklet at the symposium.


      Symposium presenters are required to submit their papers to the Selected Technical Papers (STP), an online and printed, peer-reviewed publication for the international scientific and engineering community. After the final selection of abstracts has been approved, the ASTM Editorial Office will send authors’ instructions via email only. Manuscripts to be peer reviewed for the STP are due online no later than October 16, 2020 at the ASTM Editorial Office. The corresponding author (the author who is the main contact with ASTM Headquarters) will receive a copy of his/her paper in portable document format (PDF). All published authors will have the opportunity to purchase reprints of their papers at a nominal cost. Only those papers submitted by the manuscript due date will be included in the STP.

      Please note that all submitted papers are subject to single blind peer review and will be submitted to the Library of Congress with an ISBN number and will be reviewed for inclusion in the "Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index" (CPCI) and Google Scholar.

      Technical Chair Contact Information

      Additional information is available from the Symposium Co-Chairs:

      Stacy Klausing
      Phone: +1 859-512-0485

      Steve Mayfield
      Supplies and Solutions
      Phone: +1 925-389-9747

      Brian Shiels
      Phone: +1 704-620-2989