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AGENDA

View the agenda below to see seminar topics including 30+ hours of utility safety education.

Live Education Schedule

All times are Central Daylight Time (CDT)
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2020

    8:30 am – 9:45 am Kickoff and Keynote: Safety Management System
    Great safety performance comes from a great safety process. It is not hit or miss; it is strategic, it is deliberate, it’s repeatable and it’s sustainable. The Safety Management System provides you the components that every successful program has benefited from. The Safety Management System is a comprehensive model to communicate to the organization strategic direction, big picture where we are going and why, it will help you gain budget, resources, and buy in from every level within the company. If you want to get your program to the next level, join Bob McCall as he presents the Safety Management System.

    Bob McCall
    11:00 am – 12:15 pm

    Partnering with Fleets to Safely Achieve Better Safety Results
    More information coming soon!

    George Survant
    1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Train the Virtual Trainer: Three Principles You Should Know
    Virtual meetings and trainings have become integral parts of safety programs and with that, so has the need for competent and effective virtual trainers. In this presentation, derived from the Train the Virtual Trainer Workshop offered by the iP Institute, we will discuss how to make virtual meetings and trainings effective with an intense focus on the roles of the trainer.
    David McPeak, CUSP, CET, CHST, CSP, CSSM
    3:30 pm – 4:45pm Personal Protective Grounding in Substations
    Grounding for personal protection in substations has unique challenges created by the ground grid and continuous sources of current including induction. Learn what the OSHA requirements are for grounding and learn how to keep your workers safe by recognizing, understanding and mitigate the hidden risks.
    Jim Vaughn, CUSP
    5:00 pm – 6:00pm Virtual Networking Event!
    Join us for a virtual networking event and get to know your fellow attendees and the iP Utility Safety Virtual Conference & Expo Staff. Turn on your video! We might ask you to bring your pet or wear your favorite team’s colors.  Stay tuned for more details!


    *Schedule subject to change
     
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020

    8:30 am – 9:45 am Lead to Win
    Leadership is like a hurdle; the better your run up, the easier it is to get over the hurdle. In this fast paced, entertaining, interactive, and action-item packed program, we will discuss your leadership run up for hurdles like change, coaching, communication, conflict resolution, developing relationships, feedback, mentoring, training, and work planning. Anyone with positional authority or personal influence (you) should attend.
    David McPeak, CSP, CHST, CIT, CUSP, CSSM
    11:00 am – 12:15 pm

    Left Brain/Right Brain: Implications for Safety Training
    Wish you could just say NO to boring, forgettable safety training? This fun and interactive session will open your eyes to improve worker engagement and total safety performance. If you understand how information gets into the brain, how it gets prioritized and processed, and how the brain hemispheres interact, you can design and deliver safety training that is better absorbed and applied. Includes self-assessment exercise and “build a brain” group application.

    Chip Darius, CUSP, OHST, CIT, CSHO
    1:30 pm – 2:45 pm 5 Ways To Know If Your Company is NFPA 70E Compliant
    The aim of this session is to provide an overview of common gaps in most general industry business’ Electrical Safety programs that I have noted during numerous program assessments and inspections in various types of companies. By focusing on just five key compliance requirements from the current NFPA 70E, the broad scope of compliance requirements and electrically safe work practices will be discussed.
    David Paoletta, CSP
    3:30 pm – 4:45pm Managing Crews in the Field
    In this session, Danny Raines will highlight the differences between how crews were managed years ago compared to today –comparing the simplicity of crews in the past to the complexity of how it is today. He will explore the differences in accountability of the Crew Foremen and the crew members as well as discuss the hazards of the jobs that have not changed at all, the work methods and tools that have changed the amount a crew can do and how tasks are performed.
    Danny Raines, CUSP
     
    *Schedule subject to change
     
  • Thursday, November 19, 2020

    8:30 am – 9:45 am Building Systemic Culture: Applying HP Principles During Trying Times
    In this session you’ll learn to identify systemic drivers that lead employees to lose focus at the task level; prioritize the issues employees face to be proactive daily; and celebrate creative wins within the system to lower employee stress in times of crisis.
    Doug Hill and Dan Pfeffer
    11:00 am – 12:15 pm

    Electric Power Safety Standards Simplified
    Electric power organizations have high risk work activities that require robust safety standards. Electric power regulatory and consensus standards play an important role in the design and application of robust safety standards within your organization. Sometimes these standards are hard to read and interpret so they may not be used to their full value. This session will identify types of electric power standards and give best methods on how to develop and apply the standards.

    Pam Tompkins, CUSP, CSP, CUSA and Matt Edmonds, CUSP, CIT, CHST
    1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Hiring Safe Contractors
    Leading companies recognize that cultivating a safety and risk management culture is critical, not just internally but also across their contractor workforce. A strong contractor risk management program, driven down to the worker level, can help prevent worker injuries, protect company reputation, support compliance with increasingly complex government regulations, and avoid unnecessary loss. Three key drivers influence a company’s position along the maturity model continuum: culture, technology and data. Attend this session by Erik Menard to learn more!
    Erik Menard
    3:30 pm – 4:45 pm Roundtable: Open Discussion
    Get your questions answered about all things utility safety in this Open Discussion Roundtable. 
    David McPeak, CSP, CHST, CIT, CUSP, CSSM
     
    *Schedule subject to change 
     

Schedule at a Glance


17

November

Tuesday

  • 8:30 – 9:45 AM

    Session 1: Kickoff & Keynote

  • Break & Virtual Exhibits

  • 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

    Session 2

  • 12:15 – 12:30 PM

    Ergonomics Break

  • Break & Virtual Exhibits

  • 1:30 – 2:45 PM

    Session 3

  • Break & Virtual Exhibits

  • 3:30 – 4:45 PM

    Session 4

  • 5:00 – 6:00 PM

    Virtual Networking Event

18

November

Wednesday

  • 8:30 – 9:45 AM

    Session 1

  • Break & Virtual Exhibits

  • 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

    Session 2

  • 12:15 – 12:30 PM

    Fresh Air Break

  • Break & Virtual Exhibits

  • 1:30 – 2:45 PM

    Session 3

  • Break & Virtual Exhibits

  • 3:30 – 4:45 PM

    Session 4

19

November

Thursday

  • 8:30 – 9:45 AM

    Session 1

  • Break & Virtual Exhibits

  • 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

    Session 2

  • 12:15 – 12:30 PM

    Stretch Break

  • Break & Virtual Exhibits

  • 1:30 – 2:45 PM

    Session 3

  • Break & Virtual Exhibits

  • 3:30 – 4:45 PM

    Session 4

Virtual Exhibits open during all breaks – Daily prize drawings

Live & On Demand Educational Sessions to Choose from, including 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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