Utilities Practice Specialties

Membership

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.

utilities_mainWho 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.

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.
  • 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. 
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    Administrator's Message: The Empty Cup

    Jun 15, 2018
    Utilities Practice Specialty Administrator Connie Muncy shares a personal story about the need for OSH professionals take care of their own health and wellness.
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    Salary survey pinpoints value of certifications for safety and health professionals

    May 24, 2018
    ASSE and BCSP conducted a 33-question salary survey in March of nearly 10,000 safety, health and environmental professionals based primarily in the United States and Canada, identifying the typical salary, benefits, credentials and experience of these individuals. The median base salary for full-time professionals was $97,000.
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    New workplace safety books available at Safety 2018 in San Antonio

    May 24, 2018
    Two new occupational safety and health books debut at Safety 2018. Available for purchase will be "Safety Leadership and Professional Development," edited by Richard Olawoyin and Darryl C. Hill, and "Fred Manuele on Safety Management," written by Fred Manuele and edited by Professional Safety’s Tina Angley.​
  • How to Address Reproductive Health in the Workplace

    How to Address Reproductive Health in the Workplace

    May 16, 2018
    Global conversations about reproductive health in the workplace are changing, and some occupational safety and health professionals are taking steps to close the significant gaps in the industry’s understanding of how to support a large employee population: parents.
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    Z359 Standard Receiving Industry Recognition

    Mar 07, 2018
    As secretariat of the ANSI-accredited Z359 standards committee, ASSP collaborates with a diverse group of stakeholders to develop consensus standards that address work-related falls, which continue to be a leading cause of injuries and fatalities.

Resources

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.

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Utilities Practice Specialty Advisory Committee

Administrator Connie L Muncy, CIH, REM

Assistant Administrator Michael K Carter, CSP

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

Content Coordinator Jenniffer Zillmer, CSP

CoPS Body of Knowledge Chair Don L Lehman, CSP, CSHM

Government Affairs Chair William J Paolello

Member Jessica L Richardson, CSP, CHST, OHST

Member Rene Kalkman

Member Kanwer A Khan, P.E., CSP, CRSP, QEP

Member Jordan Davidson

Member Ryan James Martin, CSP

Member Russell Wong, CSP, CPEA

Membership Chair Berj L Bush

Professional Development Chair Russell Wong, CSP, CPEA

Professional Development Chair Elvira Glanville, CRSP

Secretary Debra Fisher, CSMP, CSHM

Social Media Chair Berj L Bush

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

Standards Chair William J Paolello

Technical Question Coordinator Jeremy W Presnal, CSP, CHST, OHST, ASP

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