IEEE-PSES Chicago Chapter Mtg & Speaker: Evolution of Shock Protection in the Workplace

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Shock protection in the workplace can come in many forms but is most effective when implemented by design. This presentation will focus on a specific engineering safety control that has saved thousands of lives and significantly reduced the number of electrocutions in the workplace (and at home).

The Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (or GFCI) technology has not changed much since it was first introduced in the 1968 National Electric Code (NEC). Yet, since that time, the applications requiring this technology continues to increase in nearly every iteration of the code. In the 2017 edition, a significant change occurred which has since affected the design principles for specific applications and created a demand for new and improved technology from GFCI manufacturers.

Attendees will learn:

  • How code changes have affected applications
  • How GFCI technology is changing to address code standards
  • Expected 2023 NEC code changes and the impact on applications


  Date and Time




  • Date: 28 Sep 2022
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
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  • Starts 18 May 2022 10:42 AM
  • Ends 28 September 2022 07:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
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Tyler Klassen of Littelfuse


Tyler Klassen has over 25 years of experience specializing in system grounding, ground-fault protection, arc-flash protection, and electrical distribution used in mining, oil and gas, and other heavy industries. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and is currently registered as a Professional Engineer in Canada. 




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UPCOMING 2022 PSES MEETINGS: 2022 Meetings: 4th Wed

  • Sep 28: The Evolution of Shock Protection in the Workplace, Tyler Klassen, Littelfuse
  • IEEE Day, 1st week Oct plans still under development
  • Oct 26: Tech Topic - Engineering Ethics, Jim Bender, Intertek
  • No chapter meetings Nov or Dec (Happy Holidays)

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