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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.

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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. 
  • Construction worker drinking water

    ASSP Committee Proposes Heat Stress Management Standard

    Aug 16, 2019
    A proposed consensus standard will establish minimum requirements for the prevention of heat illnesses and management of heat stress hazards and exposures encountered during construction and demolition.
  • Digger derrick

    Three Elements of Digger Derrick Safety

    Aug 13, 2019
    You may not realize it, but digger derricks play an important role in our everyday lives. These three factors are particularly important to address to safeguard workers who use and operate digger derricks.
  • Architect looking at plans

    Improving Safety Through Better Design

    Jul 31, 2019
    Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University, working with the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, have published a study which aimed to improve awareness among designers about their impact on safety and health management.
  • Workers with checklist

    NIOSH Establishes Chemical Management Strategy

    Jul 18, 2019
    A new NIOSH technical report offers employers a way to categorize chemicals that do not have occupational exposure limits.
  • Motor vehicle fleet

    How to Effectively Manage Motor Vehicle Fleet Safety

    Jul 18, 2019
    ANSI/ASSP Z15.1-2017, Safe Practices for Motor Vehicle Operations, provides guidance on how to develop a fleet safety program that effectively addresses the risks that drivers face on the road.

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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.

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Utilities Practice Specialty Advisory Committee

Administrator Jeremy W Presnal, CSP, CHST, OHST

Advisory Committee Member Rene Kalkman, M.S., ASP

Advisory Committee Member Jeffrey Koelsch, GSP

Advisory Committee Member Paul D Chaney

Assistant Membership Chair Bradley Leininger

Awards & Honors Chair Rene Kalkman, M.S., ASP

Content Coordinator Jenniffer Zillmer, M.S., CSP

Government Affairs Chair Jeffrey Koelsch, GSP

Membership Chair Jenniffer Zillmer, M.S., CSP

Nominations & Elections Chair Jeremy W Presnal, CSP, CHST, OHST

Professional Development Chair Russell Wong, CSP, CPEA

Secretary Michael K Carter, CSP

Social Media Chair Rex Butler, CSP, OHST, CIT

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

Technical Question Coordinator Travis Livermore, CSP

Water/Wastewater Chai Joshua G Fisher, CSP

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