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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. 
  • TC283 Meeting

    Shaping the Future of Safety Management Systems

    Mar 28, 2019
    At a recent meeting of ISO technical committee (TC) 283, more than 80 representatives from over 30 countries throughout the world met to discuss raising greater recognition of the ISO 45001 standard and moving new global standards projects forward.
  • Distressed worker sitting in stairwell

    Suicide in the Construction Industry: Breaking the Stigma and Silence

    Mar 11, 2019
    A suicide occurs every 12 minutes in the U.S. While these incidents touch every industry, one industry in particular has felt the impact of suicide in recent years – construction and excavation.
  • Gertrude Elion

    Women's Achievements in Safety

    Mar 08, 2019
    Throughout history, women have played a tremendous role in occupational health and safety. These inspiring individuals advanced the cause of worker health, made transportation safer and established medical breakthroughs utilized to this day.
  • Emergency Preparedness Checklist

    Four Keys to Safe Emergency Response

    Mar 06, 2019
    Proper emergency response is all about mitigating the consequences of an event, saving lives and ultimately returning the business to normal operations. Here are four steps you can take to ensure that your business is prepared in the event of an emergency.
  • resizedASSP WISE Speed Mentoring Mentors 020419

    Central Florida Chapter WISE Members Host Speed Mentoring Event

    Mar 01, 2019
    Our Central Florida Chapter Women in Safety Excellence members partnered with Central Florida Society of Women Engineers to create a speed mentoring professional development opportunity.

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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 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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