Training Course promotes electrical safety practices.

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Safe Employee Workplace single-day, 8 hr training course helps increase understanding of workplace electrical safety practices. Upon completion of course, participants should be able to identify and classify electrical hazards and apply techniques and procedures for safe work practices. Attendees will also be able to identify techniques to create workplace culture where electrical safety is part of workplace environment.

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Square D® Services Extends Arc Flash Training Sessions

PALATINE, Ill. - April 1, 2004 - Square D® Services is repeating a popular circuit of training sessions as part of a nationwide effort to increase understanding of workplace electrical safety practices. The one-day Safe Employee Workplace training course will be held at several regional locations.

The course is intended for individuals - such as qualified plant personnel who maintain and operate low voltage and medium voltage electrical equipment - who face a risk of electrical hazard and need to understand the hazard present in electrical equipment. The course is also designed for those who need questions about the direction of current safety programs and how to incorporate the new requirements into their workplace.

After completing the course, participants should be able to:
· Identify electrical hazards
· Classify electrical hazards and apply techniques and procedures for safe work practices
· Identify techniques to create a workplace culture where electrical safety is part of the workplace environment.

Each eight-hour session will review NFPA 70E Part 2 (Arc Flash), March 2000 Edition; OSHA 1910.331-335 (shock protection); OSHA 1910.137 (boundary protection); OSHA 1920.269 (proper grounding); hazard prevention; project management; basic overview of proper distribution equipment maintenance; and more. For a complete course description please contact your local Square D Services representative or visit

Square D Services, in conjunction with Schneider Electric's Customer Training Organization, will present the sessions (course code DPEC111) in the following cities on the following dates:

April 6, Philadelphia
April 20-21, Dallas
April 27, Cleveland
May 11, Milwaukee
May 13, Chicago
May 18, Portland, Ore.
June 2, Wilmington, N.C.
June 15, Boston
June 17, Puerto Rico
June 22, Detroit
June 24, Baltimore
August 3, Charlotte, N.C.
August 10-11, San Francisco
August 17, Atlanta
September 14-15, New Orleans
September 28-29, Orlando
October 5-6, Houston
October 19-20, St. Louis
November 16-17, Baltimore

The sessions will be held on successive days in some cities, but each session lasts only one day. Course tuition is $625 per person. CEU are available. For a full course description, the 2004 class schedule, registration for the regional courses, or to schedule an on-site training session, contact Square D Services/ Customer Training Organization by e-mail (, on the Internet ( or by calling Diana Dagastino at 1-800-468-5342 (option 4/request for information on course code DPEC111).

With its national network of service locations and qualified experts, Square D Services provides comprehensive power, automation and control solutions - from equipment life extension to productivity improvement - anywhere in the United States.

For more information about Square D® products from Schneider Electric, call 1-800-392-8781 or visit

Headquartered in Palatine, Ill., the North American Operating Division of Schneider Electric had sales of $2.5 billion in 2003. The North American Operating Division is one of four geographic divisions of Schneider Electric, headquartered in Paris, France, and markets the Square D, Telemecanique and Merlin Gerin brand products to customers in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States, Schneider Electric is best known by its flagship Square D brand, with Telemecanique becoming increasingly known in the industrial control and automation markets and supported by many Square D distributors. For 100 years, Square D has been a market-leading brand of electrical distribution and industrial control products, systems and services. Schneider Electric is a global electrical industry leader with 2003 sales of approximately $9.9 billion. Visit Schneider Electric at, or

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