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Thomas P. Lanzisero

Thomas Lanzisero is a senior research engineer at Underwriters Laboratories and an IAEI member, with over 20 years in product safety, now focused on electric shock and electropathology, as well as hazard-based analysis applied to investigations, training, and standards and codes development. He leads Hazard Based Safety Engineering (HBSE) seminars ( and can be reached at


A Hazard-Based Approach to Reduce the Risk of Shock

Hazard-based product safety standards are now under development, and this hazard-based approach is likely soon to affect other product/equipment safety standards as well as installation codes. What is this hazard-based approach? How could it impact safety standards for equipment and installations?