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Electrical Safety Group, Inc.

Electrical Safety Group, Inc.

Main Office
35 Gina Court
Elkton, Maryland 21921

Phone(302) 547-4298


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Lanny Floyd is an expert, consultant, author, speaker and educator in occupational electrical safety. He received his BSEE from VA Tech in 1973. Lanny's 45+ year career with DuPont focused on electrical safety in the construction, operation and maintenance of DuPont facilities worldwide. His responsibilities included improving management systems, competency renewal, work practices, and the application of technologies critical to electrical safety performance in all DuPont operations. He has published more than 90 peer reviewed papers and magazine articles on occupational electrical safety. He has received awards and recognition from leading institutions for his work to advance the practice of occupational electrical safety. Lanny is an adjunct faculty member in the graduate school of Advanced Safety Engineering and Management (ASEM) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He retired from DuPont in 2014 as Principal Consultant and Global Electrical Safety Competency Leader.


Mr. Lanny Floyd provides services in the following areas:

Electrical safety in construction, operation and maintenance of industrial and commercial facilities
Reliability of electrical energy and control systems
Serious Injury and Fatality prevention
Functional and organizational networks
Organizational culture essential for sustainable performance

Litigation Support Services

Mr. Floyd has been providing expert witness services and litigation support for over 10 years. His expertise is available to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant. Mr. Floyd's services include consulting, site inspections, testing, reports, depositions, and trial testimony when necessary.

Areas of Expertise

Additional Expertise:

Workplace Electrical Safety, Electrical Safety Management Systems, Electrical Codes and Standards, NFPA70E, National Electrical Safety Code, National Electrical Code, Electrical Testing Instruments, Electrical Maintenance, Occupational Electrical Safety, Electric Power Systems, Overhead Power Lines, Electric Shock.



Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Industry Applications Magazine 2011 -2018
Life Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Board for Certified Safety Professionals
Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP), National Fire Protection Association
Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals
Certified Reliability Leader (CRL) Association of Asset Management Professionals
Registered Professional Engineer, Delaware, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Texas and National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveying
American Society of Safety Professionals, professional member
Adjunct professor, Graduate School of Advanced Safety Engineering & Management, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Recipient, IEEE Medal for Engineering Excellence
Named IEEE Distinguished Lecturer on electrical safety, 2013
Author or co-author of more than 90 published papers and articles
Recipient, 12 prize paper awards from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Presenter at over 150 conferences, seminars and webcasts

Areas Served

All US states and territories; Canada.

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Professional Experience

2001 – Present Vice President & Principal Consultant, Electrical Safety Group Inc., Elkton, MD

2013 – Present Adjunct Professor, School of Advanced Safety Engineering and Management, University of Alabama at Birmingham

1969 – 2014 Various assignments in electric power systems design, construction, maintenance, operation and safety with DuPont. Retired as Principal Consultant and Global Electrical Safety Competency Leader, DuPont Safety Health & Environment, Wilmington, DE


Professional Engineer (Delaware, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Texas, and National Council of Engineer Examiners)


Memberships and Certifications

American Society of Safety Engineers: Professional Member
Association of Asset Management Professionals: member and Certified Reliability Leader
Board for Certified Safety Professionals: Certified Safety Professional
Canadian Standards Association: past member Z462 Technical Committee, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
Fire Protection Research Foundation: member of Advisory Board
Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers: Life Fellow member
National Fire Protection Association: member, past member of National Electrical Code Technical Committee, and Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional
Professional Engineer, registered in State of Delaware, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Texas, and National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveying
Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals: member and Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional
Utility Safety & Operations Leadership Network: member and Certified Utility Safety Professional


Selected Accomplishments

Leading Organizational Change for Sustainable Electrical Safety Performance

- Designed and led implementation of the strategy for continuous and sustainable improvement in occupational electrical safety for DuPont Global Operations. This work enabled breakthrough performance in prevention of serious injuries and fatalities from contact with electrical energy. With the implementation of these advanced methods of electrical safety management, there have been zero electrocution fatalities for both employees and contractors from 1993 to 2016.
- Designed and provided leadership for creation of a professional network of electrical safety practitioners to facilitate advancements in codes, standards, regulations, technology and management systems essential to advancements impacting electrical safety. This network, launched in 1991, evolved into the IEEE Electrical Safety Committee and IEEE Electrical Safety Workshop and is recognized has having changed the electrical safety culture and accelerating improvements in electrical safety.

Preparing the Next Generation of Safety Professionals

- The University of Alabama at Birmingham invited Lanny to join the faculty of its Engineering School of Advanced Safety Engineering and Management. Lanny developed the curricula and is teaching Electrical Systems Safety in the Master of Engineering program.

Awards & Honors

2021 recognized by Marquis Who's Who in America for leadership and contributions in reducing occupational electrical injuries
2021 Outstanding Emeritus Award, presented by IEEE IAS Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee
2017 William C. Jordan Award, presented by IEEE Industry Applications Society Electrical Safety Committee
2013 IEEE Industry Applications Society Distinguished Service Award
2012 NFPA Standards Council Committee Service Award, presented by National Fire Protection ?Association
2011 Russell W. Mills Distinguished Service Award, presented by IEEE IAS Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee
2010 Harold J. Leviton Outstanding Service Award, presented by Electrical Safety Foundation International
2004 IEEE Medal for Engineering Excellence, with citation “for pioneering development of empirical models for predicting electric arc incident energy; and development of protective clothing classes based upon layering of flame resistant fabric” (Co-recipient with Richard Doughty and Thomas Neal)
2004 DuPont Engineering Excellence Award, For contributions in Electric Power System Switchgear Incidents Intervention
2004 DuPont Silver Triangle Award, “for significant contributions in advancing electrical safety”
2003 DuPont Engineering Excellence Award, “for contributions in electric arc flash hazards ?mitigation”
2002 IEEE Richard Harold Kaufmann Technical Field Award, with citation “for advancing the development and application of electrical safety technology, standards and work practices for industrial systems”
2000 named IEEE Fellow, with citation “for contributions to improve workplace electrical safety”
1999 IEEE Petroleum and Chemical Industry Electrical Safety Excellence Award, with citation “for outstanding dedication and contributions made to advancing and accelerating the dispersion of information and knowledge impacting electrical safety”
1991 DuPont Gold Plumb Bob Award, “for significant contributions to safety and health processes in DuPont Engineering”


Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1973

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