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Join the Utilities Practice Specialty for access to a network of safety and utilities subject-matter experts, as well as relevant industry education and information.

Who We Are

ASSP’s Utilities Practice Specialty member community is the premier resource for ASSP members looking for technical knowledge and expertise within the utility industry on issues related to electrical, solar and wind generation, natural gas transmission and distribution, water or wastewater treatment, telecommunications, public works and other utility areas.

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What We Do

For ASSP members within the Utilities Practice Specialty community, we provide the following:

  • Networking opportunities via social media groups, conference calls and in-person meetings like the annual Professional Development Conference so you can connect with top industry professionals.

Practice Specialty Recognition

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  • Professional development opportunities, including utilities industry and OSH-focused education you can immediately put into practice, mentor relationships that facilitate sharing knowledge, and volunteer and leadership opportunities to build your skills and enhance your resume.
  • Safety-related, utilities-industry-focused content and information that you can also immediately implement, as well as share with employers and colleagues, to create safe, productive work environments.

Why It Matters

Workers in the utilities industry face a wide range safety hazards that can produce serious and fatal injuries. This makes it especially important for you to have access to a network of safety professionals within the utilities industry who can provide real-world guidance and support, along with access to the latest technical content that offers direction on the unique challenges you face.

How to Join

ASSP members: Log in to your ASSP account to upgrade your membership.

Non-members: Join ASSP and your desired practice specialties at the same time.

News

Get the latest news from the ASSP Utilities Practice Specialty community, including meeting updates, future engagements and education, requests for volunteers, and calls for action or advocacy. 
  • Man wearing headphones watching online training

    Safety News You Need: Safety Training

    Apr 10, 2020
    Keeping workers safe in today's changing work arrangements requires the latest training tools. This edition of Safety News You Need shares resources you can use to keep your workers up-to-date.
  • Homemade cloth face covering for COVID-19

    Working Together for Safety: Cloth Face Coverings

    Apr 08, 2020
    In the first episode of our "Working Together for Safety" weekly video series, ASSP President Diana Stegall highlights CDC's latest guidance on cloth face coverings.
  • Mature business man working from home at stand-up desk

    5 Ways Safety Professionals Can Help Remote Workers

    Apr 07, 2020
    As COVID-19 continues to spread, record numbers of employees are working from home — spurring unique worker safety and injury risks. These five steps can help them avoid the main safety risks associated with telecommuting.
  • Person cleaning their hands with hand sanitizer

    10 Ways to Reduce Worker Exposure to COVID-19

    Apr 06, 2020
    A new OSHA poster highlights 10 measures employers and safety professionals can take to foster a cleaner, healthier workplace and help prevent workers from contracting COVID-19.
  • Young woman safety professional who is stressed working from home is taking a break to meditate in front of her laptop

    10 Free Resources to Help You Better Manage Stress

    Apr 06, 2020
    Stress can overwhelm anyone at any time, but there are ways to manage it. Here are 10 free resources that could help you stay calm and refocus your energy.

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Leadership Opportunities

Go beyond belonging to the Utilities Practice Specialty community and volunteer for a position on our Advisory Committee. Or, consider running to be elected as assistant administrator, which, after two years, leads to the office of administrator. As a volunteer leader, you can lend your time and expertise to our many initiatives, while developing transferable leadership and team-building skills. Leadership positions within ASSP help members reach their highest level of performance — both on the job and in the Society.

Interested in leading?


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Utilities Practice Specialty Advisory Committee

Administrator Michael K Carter, CSP

Advisory Committee Member Rene Kalkman

Advisory Committee Member Jordan Davidson

Advisory Committee Member Russell Wong, CSP, CPEA

Advisory Committee Member Paul D Chaney

Advisory Committee Member Jeffrey Koelsch, GSP

Advisory Committee Member Don L Lehman, CSP, CSHM

Advisory Committee Member Connie L Muncy, CIH, REM

Advisory Committee Member Rex Butler, CSP, OHST, CIT

Assistant Administrator Jeremy W Presnal, CSP, CHST, OHST

Assistant Awards & Honors Chair Jeremy W Presnal, CSP, CHST, OHST

Assistant Membership Chair Bradley Leininger

Assistant Professional Development Chair Robert C Lee

Awards & Honors Chair Rene Kalkman

Content Coordinator Jenniffer Zillmer, M.S., CSP

Government Affairs Chair Jeffrey Koelsch, GSP

Member Bill Paolello, M.S.

Member Bill Paolello, M.S.

Membership Chair Berj L Bush, CSP

Nominations & Elections Chair Connie L Muncy, CIH, REM

Professional Development Chair Russell Wong, CSP, CPEA

Secretary Connie L Muncy, CIH, REM

Social Media Chair Berj L Bush, CSP

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

Standards Chair Jeffrey Koelsch, GSP

Technical Question Coordinator Travis Livermore, CSP

Water/Wastewater Chai Kanwer A Khan, P.E., CSP, CRSP, QEP

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