Jim Phillips, Arc Flash Safety columnist for Electrical Contractor Magazine and founder of the training company Brainfiller.com, recently received TWO prestigious awards from IEEE PCIC. These include:
The 2020 Electrical Safety Excellence Award for: “Outstanding dedication and contributions to advance and accelerate the dispersion of information and knowledge impacting electrical safety through activities within the PCIC.”
Best Paper Award for the technical paper: Introduction to IEEE Standard 1584 – IEEE 1584 Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations–2018 Edition. Jim had the privilege of authoring this with three great friends and also presenting at the 2019 PCIC Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The PCIC conference typically has around 1500 attendees and IEEE has over 400,000 Members represented by more than 160 countries.
Jim has dedicated a large part of his four decade career to the advancement of electrical safety including being the current Vice-Chair of IEEE 1584 – IEEE Guide for Arc Flash Hazard Calculations, International Chair of IEC TC 78 Live Working which includes over 40 standards and publications represented by more than 40 countries, Technical Committee Member of NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, Steering Committee Member of IEEE/NFPA Arc Flash Collaborative Research Project, Author of over 100 articles and technical publications, Author of the book Complete Guide to Performing Arc Flash Hazard Calculation Studies, and much more. Jim has also developed over 20 different training programs on the subjects of electrical power, arc flash, and electrical safety. He has taught more than 2500 programs globally.
Jim can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org