Symposium Electricity & Safety

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2016-10-13 review of event

2nd International Symposium Electricity and Safety

New Technologies, Applications and Standards
Frankfurt / Germany | October 13, 2016

Conference Focus

The industrial use of electricity has always been the driving force for our economic development. This ranges from energy supply to the social networks of modern communication, which would be inconceivable without electric current.

Electric current, however, can also present hazards if it is not applied safely. New technologies are emerging rapidly and are associated with new electrical risks. To ensure that people can work safely with these technologies we need to identify the new risks, develop best practices and prevention measures and implement them.

In this context, electrotechnical standardization makes a crucial contribution towards providing a high level of protection for people and property. This protection level must also be safeguarded for new technologies and applications.

The Symposium addresses topics where science and industry must join forces with standardization to ensure the safe generation, distribution and use of electricity.

Conference Topics

  • Electropathology
  • Arc faults
  • Electric shock
  • Electromobility
  • Functional safety
  • Standardization


  • Standardization experts
  • OSH specialists
  • Research and science
  • Industry and commerce

Organized by

  • VDE Association for Electrical Electronic & Information Technologies e.V.
  • DKE German Commission for Electrical Electronic & Information Technologies of DIN and VDE
  • ISSA International Social Security Association Electricity Section
  • BG ETEM German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the energy, textile, electrical and media products sectors
  • KAN German Commission for Occupational Health and Safety and Standardization

IEC 80th General Meeting

The 80th IEC General Meeting was the annual event highlighting international standardization activities in the electrotechnical sector. Like its predecessors, the 80th IEC General Meeting 2016 hosted numerous technical meetings designed to drive forward current standardization projects. It was held in various locations around the city of Frankfurt am Main from October 10 to 14, 2016. More:


Picture credits: Buckley, Gerhard Seybert, Mikael Lever, Petair , popyconcept -, VDE