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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. 
  • N95 respirator on a table

    OSHA Guidance on N95 Shortage

    Apr 03, 2020
    OSHA has issued interim guidance to help address nationwide shortages of disposable N95 filtering face piece respirators.
  • Woman working on a laptop at home

    Safety News You Need: Business Continuity

    Apr 03, 2020
    Responding to and recovering from a crisis effectively requires planning and a range of tools designed to help you keep your workers safe and your business running. This edition of Safety News You Need shares resources for developing a business continuity plan.
  • Man with flu resting on couch

    COVID-19: CDC Guidance on Returning to Work

    Apr 02, 2020
    With the number of positive cases of COVID-19 continuing to rise, what steps should you take if one of your workers has the virus, and when should they be allowed to return to work? The CDC offers guidance on prudent timelines for different scenarios.
  • N95 respirator

    How to Qualitatively Fit Test Your Respirators

    Mar 26, 2020
    A new video provides comprehensive guidance on OSHA fit testing procedures featured in Appendix A of 1910.134 to help ensure a proper fit.
  • Woman safety professional briefing staff

    7 Elements of Effective Risk and Crisis Communication

    Mar 26, 2020
    When a crisis occurs, effective communication can help ensure your audience is safe and informed. These seven points can help you craft an effective risk or crisis communication strategy.

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.

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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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