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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. 
  • ASSP Comments on Protecting America's Workers Act

    Apr 30, 2019
    In comments submitted to several members of House of Representatives, ASSP commented on the Protecting America's Workers (PAW) Act (H.R. 1074). The legislation would amend the OSH Act of 1970.
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    Preparing for an Active Shooter Incident

    Apr 26, 2019
    ASSP’s technical report, “How to Develop and Implement an Active Shooter/Armed Assailant Plan” provides guidance on the steps businesses can take to help prevent an active shooter from entering its facility and what to do in the event of an incident.
  • Factory workers talking

    Looking to the Future of Occupational Safety and Health

    Apr 24, 2019
    A new report from the International Labor Organization (ILO) examines four key factors driving change in the workplace and the challenges and opportunities each presents to workplace safety.
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    Guidelines for Scaffolding Safety

    Apr 18, 2019
    ANSI/ASSP A10.8-2019, Scaffolding Safety Requirements, establishes safety requirements for the construction, operation and use of scaffolds used in the construction, alteration, demolition and maintenance of buildings and structures.
  • Volunteers

    Our Members Make a Difference

    Apr 09, 2019
    Our volunteer leaders play a vital role in our efforts to elevate the safety profession. Here are just a few stories of recent Culbertson Volunteer Service Award winners and how they have made a difference through volunteering.

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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 Michael K Carter, CSP

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

Advisory Committee Member Jordan Davidson

Advisory Committee Member Russell Wong, CSP, CPEA

Advisory Committee Member Jeffrey Koelsch, GSP

Advisory Committee Member David A Driver, CSP

Advisory Committee Member Russell Wong, CSP, CPEA

Advisory Committee Member Robert C Lee

Advisory Committee Member Don L Lehman, CSP, CSHM

Advisory Committee Member David A Driver, CSP

Assistant Administrator Jeremy W Presnal, CSP, CHST, OHST

Assistant Membership Chair Bradley Leininger

Assistant Professional Development Chair Robert C Lee

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

Secretary Michael K Carter, CSP

Social Media Chair Rex Butler, CSP, OHST, CIT

Social Media Chair Michael K Carter, CSP

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

Technical Question Coordinator Travis Livermore, CSP

Water/Wastewater Chai Joshua G Fisher, CSP

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