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What Safety Professionals Need to Know About Battery Energy Storage Systems

Oct 19, 2022


Large-scale battery energy storage systems (BESS) are becoming more common in all workplaces. As these systems become more widespread, you need to better understand the occupational hazards and exposures these systems create for workers and the potential ways they endanger your workplace. UL’s James Trudeau will review the occupational and business risks BESS present and share expert insight on how your organization can account for and mitigate these risks.


What You Will Learn

  • Explain the key components and purpose of a battery energy storage system (BESS)
  • Identify the occupational risks and exposures associated with large- and small-scale BESS
  • Review your role in addressing BESS hazards and exposures
  • Discuss regulations, standards and/or private-sector initiatives that address how you can better prepare your organization for BESS applications

James Trudeau
James Trudeau has more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry ranging from renewable energy to energy storage. At UL, he is market development manager for energy and industrial automation, with global responsibility to expand UL revenues for batteries, energy storage systems, renewable energy systems, industrial control and automation systems, and oil and gas equipment. He assists in the development and implementation of codes, standards and testing methods for these systems for end users, developers, OEMs, insurance firms and authorities having jurisdiction. Trudeau has a B.S in Computer Science from California State University, Chico.


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