JUPITER, FL / ACCESSWIRE / July 31, 2018 / GelTech Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB: GLTC) an innovator in the use of environmentally-friendly polymers for fire suppression and prevention, is pleased to announce that Dan Simon, its Chief Operating Officer and Director of Utility Markets, will be a co-presenter with PECO senior methods specialists at the iP Utility Safety Conference. PECO, based in Philadelphia is part of the Excelon family of electric utilities with subsidiaries in Chicago, Washington DC, Atlantic City and Baltimore. The title of the paper being presented at the conference is “Safety in the Event of a Manhole Explosion.”
The paper and presentation is a follow up to the recently published cover article “Innovative Fire Suppression Solutions – For System and Worker Safety” in the June/July issue of Incident Prevention magazine. The article, co-authored by Edward Morson and Mark Green, both senior methods specialists at PECO, highlights PECO’s implementation of FireIce products into their worker safety program. The implementation is the culmination of a two-year collaboration between PECO and GelTech Solutions to determine how FireIce products can be effectively used to address the unique fire hazards that utility workers face. In addition, the article explains the exhaustive testing performed and the objectives of PECO to meet their needs in several areas of the Utilities Safety goals.
The November conference session will explore how to keep employees and the public safe during a manhole event. Learning objectives will include best practices for approaching and gaining control of a manhole event, how to protect employees and other assets within the structure during an event including egress and will include how the best practices and FireIce gel may also be used for overhead events. The presentation will also include a comparison of dry chemicals to gel.
Dan Simon served as Emergency Manager for Con Edison in Manhattan for over 40 years before joining GelTech Solutions. During his time at ConEd, he oversaw underground emergency restoration and provided technical and system expertise during multiple crises, including the World Trade Center and Hurricane Katrina.
About GelTech Solutions, Inc.
Founded by inventor and Chief Technology Officer Peter Cordani, GelTech Solutions is a leading provider of innovative, environmentally friendly and cost-effective products that help government agencies, industry, agriculture and the public achieve goals such as water conservation and protecting lives, homes and property from fires. GelTech’s products include FireIce, a non-corrosive polymer that when hydrated produces a water-based suppressant to extinguish fires and a retardant to protect assets and property; Soil2O Dust Control products that reduce airborne particulate matter with minimal environmental impact; and GT-W14, an advanced absorbency technology to control fluid spills of all sizes, turning liquids into solid waste for easier and safer disposal. For more information on GelTech, please visit www.geltechsolutions.com.
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