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- Presentation: Safety through Research – a Look Back at Some of the History and People Behind our Product Safety Requirements
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Safety through Research – a Look Back at Some of the History and People Behind our Product Safety Requirements
Speaker: Dave Dini
Just prior to retirement in 2016, Dave was tasked with organizing, compiling, and digitally storing much of UL’s historical and archived information from research projects going back almost 100 years. This program, Safety through Research – a Look Back at Some of the History and People Behind our Product Safety Requirements, is a collection of some old as well as newer historical photographs, data, and stories about people and projects that led to the requirements for many of the standards and test devices that we still use today. GFCIs, the articulated probe, and leakage current requirements, to name a few, are highlighted with pictures and stories, some of which have been undiscovered and untold for decades. While much of the history is provided from UL archives, this presentation provides an invaluable example of how to use history to educate and motivate young engineers new to the field of product safety and compliance.
About the Speaker –
Dave Dini is an IEEE Life Senior Member who retired in 2016 after 42 years with UL. Most of Dave’s career was as a research engineer with special interests including technology for electrical safety in the home and in the workplace. He is currently chair of the NFPA 70E technical committee for electrical safety in the workplace. He is also a PSES Charter Member, and UL Corporate Fellow with the William Henry Merrill Society.