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Next VC ASSE Meeting: May 20, 2014

Topic: Update on NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace and PPE Best Practices presented by Mike Finnel, Cintas

When: Tuesday, May 20th @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Where: The Hampton Inn
The Hampton Inn, Sherman Oaks
5638 Sepulveda Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91411

This course will give you a better understanding of how common and dangerous the electrical arc flash hazard is to employees that are working on or near energized equipment. More importantly, it will explain how you can better protect your employees and your company from the risk and liability associated with the electric arc flash hazard.

Cintas has been conducting these courses across North America for over a decade due to an increasing interest, from companies large and small, in learning more about FRC & PPE. Today, corporate initiatives for safety compliance and implementation are critical priorities for safety managers everywhere. Companies continue to seek our help in determining whether they need to do anything, and if so, how they can get it done most cost effectively with a very simple and practical approach.

This course will address key NFPA & ASTM standards as well as OSHA regulations relating to FRC & PPE. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask questions as they relate to their specific workplace environment. Examples of common FRC & PPE items will be made available for the attendees to observe. Please note: This is a professional presentation; however attendees should be prepared to witness graphic video and content as a part of being educated in this discussion.

Speaker Mike Finnel, Cintas
Cintas is North America's largest provider of managed flame resistant & arc rated clothing programs. As Regional Director of Protective Apparel for Cintas in the western part of the United States, Mr. Finnel is the expert in the proper design, implementation, & ongoing care & maintenance of flame resistant & arc rated clothing. With this expertise, Mr. Finnel has helped some of the most respected companies in North America design and implement flame resistant & arc rated clothing solutions for arc flash, flash fire, combustible dust & molten metal hazards. With over 13 years of experience, clients rely on Mr. Finnel's technical knowledge, compliance experience, and training abilities to guide them towards successful protective apparel and PPE programs. Mr. Finnel's professional experience lies in nearly every industry with clients ranging from very small to multi-national Fortune 500 companies.

To join us for this informative meeting, please RSVP by Monday, May 19, 2014 to Gabriela Lopez-Finch at or 626-926-1269. The cost for the meeting is $15 for students and $25 for members and non-members.



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