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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. 
  • Medical professional wearing PPE

    Safety News You Need: Personal Protective Equipment

    Apr 17, 2020
    Personal protective equipment is a critical line of defense against the spread of COVID-19. In this edition of Safety News You Need, we share resources on how you can provide your workers with the PPE and knowledge they need to protect themselves.
  • Safety professional man’s hand checking items off a list he has on his green clipboard

    How Your Safety Management System Can Help in a Pandemic

    Apr 16, 2020
    Occupational safety and health management systems offer many lessons relevant to a pandemic. Here’s one valuable tool that can help you protect workers.
  • Young woman disinfecting her computer keyboard

    Three Keys to Addressing COVID-19 in the Workplace

    Apr 16, 2020
    The spread of COVID-19 has required safety professionals to reevaluate the steps they can take to protect the health of their workers. As you take steps to address the virus among your workforce, keep these three points in mind.
  • ASSP President Diana Stegall

    Working Together for Safety: OSHA Recordkeeping Guidance

    Apr 15, 2020
    In the second episode of our “Working Together for Safety” weekly video series, ASSP President Diana Stegall, CSP, CFPS, ARM, shares insights on OSHA’s interim recordkeeping guidance for COVID-19 cases.
  • Man standing in a hallway writing on a clipboard

    OSHA Interim Enforcement Response Plan for COVID-19 Pandemic

    Apr 14, 2020
    OSHA has released an interim enforcement response plan that offers area offices and compliance safety and health officers guidance and instructions on handling COVID-19-related complaints, referrals and severe illness reports.

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.

Interested in leading?


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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 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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