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AGENDA

Agenda at a Glance


All times are in iP Conference Location Time Zone (Dallas,TX)* 

26

October

Tuesday

  • 7:30 – 9:00 AM

    Session 1: Keynote Speaker Breakfast
    Soar to New Safety Heights: Lessons on Partnership, Focus & Leadership from an Air Force Fighter Pilot
    – Jeff “Odie” Espenship

    Break 

  • 9:15 – 10:30 AM

    Session 2

    Distribution Cover Up: How to Achieve Insulation & Isolation Part 1
    – Danny Raines, CUSP

    STOPPING When Uncertain
    – Rey Gonzalez

    “Conducting” Job Briefings
    – David McPeak, CUSP, CET, CHST, CSP, CSSM

    Break 

  • 10:45 – 12:00 PM

    Session 3

    Distribution Cover Up: How to Achieve Insulation & Isolation Part 2
    – Danny Raines, CUSP

    Cognitive Impairment: An Causal Factor We Must Consider with Every Incident
    – Lee Marchessault, CUSP with co-presenter Jeff Sease

    Effective Connectoring Practices
    – Tim Vassios, CUSP

    Break 

  • 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

    Networking Lunch & Panel Discussion: Protecting Workers from Violent Acts
    – Moderator: David McPeak, CUSP, CET, CHST, CSP, CSSM,
    – Panelists: Danny Raines, CUSP, James Willis, CMAS, CHS-V

  • 1:30 – 2:45 PM

    Session 4

    Personal Protective Grounding: What Works & What Doesn’t Part I
    – Jim Vaughn

    De-escalating Volatile Situations in the Field
    – James Willis

    Break 

  • 3:00 – 4:15 PM

    Session 5

    Personal Protective Grounding: What Works & What Doesn’t Part II
    – Jim Vaughn

    Luck Is Not A Strategy
    – David Sowers

    Break 

  • 6:00 – 8:00 PM

    Welcome Reception at Topgolf

27

October

Wednesday

  • 7:30 – 8:45 AM

    Session 1

    Frontline Leadership: The Hurdle
    – David McPeak

    Paying Attention Can Make All The Difference (Situational Awareness in the Field)
    – James Willis

    Lineworker Safety and Tool Training
    – Brent Jeffries

    Break (Expo Hall)

  • 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

    Expo Hall Open

  • 9:45 – 11:00 AM

    Session 2

    Our People are Usually Pretty Safe!
    – Matt Edmonds

    Thermal Hazard Safety: Building Organizational Resilience by Improving Human Performance
    – Scott Francis

    Substation Safety: What We Can’t See Can Hurt Us
    – Lee Marchessault

    Break (Expo Hall)

  • 12:00 PM

    Prize Drawing in Expo Hall

  • 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    Networking Lunch & Panel Discussion: Utility Line Clearance Arborist Endorsement

    Break (Expo Hall)

  • 2:00 – 3:15 PM

    Session 3

    Modeling Actionable Safety
    – William Martin

    Root Cause Analysis
    – Danny Raines

    The Seven Habits of a Highly Effective Safety Culture
    – Rod Courtney

    Break 

  • 3:30 – 4:45 PM

    Session 4: Roundtables

    Roundtable: Grounding
    – Jim Vaughn & Danny Raines

    Roundtable: Leadership
    – David McPeak & Matt Edmonds

    Roundtable: Open Discussion
    – Pam Tompkins & Michael Stremel

    Break

  • 5:00 – 6:00 PM

    USOLN Meeting
    – USOLN Board Members, Carla, Catherine

28

October

Thursday

  • 7:30 – 8:45 AM

    Session 1

    Electric Power Safety Standards Simplified
    – Pam Tompkins

    Identifying and Responding to Unique Hazards During Storm Restoration
    – Doyle Totty

    Transformer Connection Planning
    – Timothy Vassios

    Break (Expo Hall)

  • 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

    Expo Hall Open

  • 9:45 – 11:00 AM

    Session 2

    Roundtables

    Break (Expo Hall)

  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

    Boxed Lunch with Exhibitors

  • 12:30 PM

    Prize Drawing in Expo Hall

  • 1:00 – 2:15 PM

    Session 3

    Conference Wrap-up
    – David McPeak, Matt Edmonds

Exhibits Open: October 27 & 28
– Daily Prize Drawings –

Educational Sessions to Choose from include topics such as:

  • Assessments
  • Culture
  • Driver Behavior and Driving Safety
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Ergonomics
  • Fleet Safety
  • Generational Differences
  • Hazard Identification and Situational Awareness
  • Human Performance
  • Impairment in the Workplace
  • Incident Investigation
  • Incident Prevention
  • Leadership
  • Operations Strategies
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Regulatory Standards
  • Technology Trends
  • Telematics
  • Training
  • Workplace Violence
  • AND MORE!

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