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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. 
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    Volunteer Leadership Opportunities

    Jan 17, 2019
    ​Several ASSP committees are actively seeking additional volunteers for their 2019 programming. If you or your colleagues are interested, please submit our Leadership Connection web form by Jan. 31.
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    OSHA Proposes Revisions to Beryllium Standard for General Industry

    Dec 12, 2018
    OSHA is seeking to clarify key provisions of the beryllium standard for general industry, changes it says will simplify compliance while delivering the same level of safety and health protections as the current standard
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    Seven Cs for Safety Success

    Dec 12, 2018
    E. Scott Geller, Ph.D., shares “Seven Cs for Safety Success” and how each can help create a culture where employees actively look out for each other’s safety and well-being.
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    DOL Publishes Semiannual Regulatory Agenda for OSHA and MSHA

    Dec 09, 2018
    Department of Labor (DOL) has published its fall 2018 semiannual regulatory agenda covering OSHA and MSHA rulemaking activities forecast for the coming 12 months. Our federal representatives at the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C. have compiled a summary of key issues relevant to OSH professionals.
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    Study Finds Disparity in Effectiveness of OSH Regulations for Miners in Developing Countries

    Nov 29, 2018
    In a recent IOSH-funded study conducted by Cardiff University, “Representing miners in arrangements for safety and health in coal mining: A global perspective,” researchers examined “the history of representation on OSH and the nature, operation and context of present-day arrangements for worker presentation on OSH in coal mining.”

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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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