Schedule at a Glance

The following schedule of events is subject to change. Please check back frequently for updated information.

2017 Conference & Expo Dates

Program Schedule

Registration Desk: October 1-4

  • Sunday, October 1:
    TBD
  • Monday October 2:
    6:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday, October 3:
    8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday, October 4:
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Conference: October 2-4

  • Monday, October 2:
    7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday, October 3:
    8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday, October 4:
    8:30 am - 11:00 am

EXPO: October 3-5

  • Tuesday, October 3:
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 4:
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 5:
    8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Post-Conference: October 4-5

  • Wednesday, October 4:
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 5:
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monday, October 2

Event Time Title Location
OPENING KEYNOTE BREAKFAST 7:30 - 9:00 Keynote Breakfast: Awaken the Leader in You (Robert McCall, Inspire High Performance, LLC) B103-B105
SESSION I 9:00 - 10:30 How You Can Avoid the “Human Error” Trap: A New Perspective That Reduces Dangerous and Costly Mistakes (Phillip Ragain, CUSP, Director of Training and Performance Improvement, The RAD Group) C202
    Safety Improvement Audits: What, Why, When and How (Pam Tompkins, CSP, CUSP, President, SET Solutions) C203
    Normalization of Deviance, Situational Awareness, and Expanded Tailboard Imaging (Doug Hill, CUSP, SCT; Dan Pfeffer, CUSP; Nate Waters, CUSP, Consumers Energy) C204
    Contractor Risks: Is Your Safety Oversight Adequate? (David Paoletta, MS, CSP, CUSP, Consultant/Sr. Project Manager, SCM Safety Inc.) C205
BREAK 10:30 - 11:00 BREAK  
SESSION II 11:00 - 12:00 Frontline: Safety Leadership Fundamentals (David McPeak, CUSP, Director of Professional Development, Incident Prevention Institute) C202
    Personal Protective Grounding Principles for Overhead and Equipment (Jim Vaughn, CUSP, Sr. Safety Manager, Global Energy Solutions, Inc.) C203
    People Perspective: What Changes When You Put a Face on Safety? (Kyla Kruse, MA, Communications Director, Energy Education Council) C204
    Purpose and Principle-Driven Safety: Everyone Goes Home Unharmed Every Day (Jesse Hardy, CSP & CET, VP - HSE, Supreme Industries) C205
LUNCH & PANEL 12:00 - 1:30 LUNCH & PANEL B103-B105
SESSION III 1:30 - 2:30 Understanding 120-Volt Circuitry & Equipment: Getting to the Bottom of the Mysteries, Myths & Mirth (Mack Turner, CUSP, Executive Director, Dave Johnson, CUSP, Consultant, ISPC) C202
    Did OSHA Miss an Opportunity to Require Increased Cover Up? (Danny Raines, CUSP, Raines Utility Safety) C203
    Safe Driving Programs That Work: A ComEd Safety Success Story (Stephen Franker, CUSP, Sr. Safety Specialist, ComEd/Exelon) C204
    Mobile Equipment Regulatory Update (Josh Chard, ALTEC) C205
OUTDOOR DEMOS 2:45 - 4:00 OUTDOOR DEMOS  
WELCOME RECEPTION 6:00 - 8:00 MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL WELCOME RECEPTION: THE SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB - DOWNTOWN LOUISVILLE  

Tuesday, October 3

Event Time Title Location
SESSION I 8:30 - 9:30 Underground Cable Vaults: How to Avoid Common Hazards (Chris Grajek, CRSP, CUSP, Director HSE - Work Methods, Allteck Line Contractors Inc.) C202
    100% Fall Protection: Is It Possible? (Lee Marchessault, CUSP, President, Workplace Safety Solutions, Inc.) C203
    How to Create Sustainable Safety Performance (Ted Granger, CUSP, CSSBB, Granger Management Consultants) C204
    How to Improve Your Temporary Equipotential Protective Grounding (Jeff Kopp, Safety Products Product Manager, Hubbell Power Systems/Chance) C205
BREAK 9:30 - 10:00 BREAK  
SESSION II 10:00 - 11:00 Frontline: Human Performance Fundamentals (David McPeak, CUSP, Director of Professional Development, Incident Prevention Institute) C202
    Why Cranes Fail and What You Can Do To Prevent it from Occurring at Your Organization (Gary Tellish, CSP, CET, CUSP, Safety Manager-Training, Quanta Services, Inc.) C203
    How to Improve Worksite Accountability and Improve Safety (Steve Willis, VP of Professional Services, VitalSmarts) C204
    Ergonomic Tooling: How to Reduce Injuries and Improve Worksite Safety (Raffi Elchemmas, MBA, AEP, Sr. Manager, Milwaukee Tool) C205
LUNCH & PANEL 11:30 - 1:00 LUNCH & PANEL B103-B105
SESSION III 1:00 - 2:00 How to Implement an Effective T&D Switching and Tagging Process (A.J. "Skip" Holloway, CUSP, Sr. Consultant, SET Solutions LLC) C202
    Injury Prevention: How to Coach Aging Utility Athletes (Dr. James Clapper, DC, Injury Prevention Professional, Future Industrial Technologies) C203
    The Technical Skill of Concentration: How Lineworkers Can Improve Their Focus (Parrish Taylor, Managing Director, Taylor-Made Concepts, LLC) C204
    From Myth to Reality: How Aldridge Electric Created an Incident and Injury-Free Culture: The Journey Continues (Aaron Gies, CSP, CUSP, Mark McKeon, CSP, Gary Coleman, CSP, CUSP - Aldridge Electric) C205
BREAK 2:00 - 2:30 BREAK  
SESSION IV 2:30- 3:30 How to Map a Safer Path for Your Organization Through GIS (Richard Koch, BSIT in Software Engineering, GIS Specialist, FirstEnergy) C202
    Underground Personal Protective Grounding Principles (Jim Vaughn, CUSP, Senior Safety Manager, Global Energy Solutions, Inc.) C203
    Incident Investigation: How Doing it Right Can Prevent Future Incidents (Pam Tompkins, CSP, CUSP, President, SET Solutions) C204
    Frontline: Safety Leadership Fundamentals (Mack Turner, CUSP, Executive Director, ISPC) C205
ROUNDTABLES 3:30 - 4:30 ROUNDTABLES  
USOLN Meeting 4:30 - 5:30 USOLN MEETING FOR MEMBERS AND THOSE CONSIDERING MEMBERSHIP  

Wednesday, October 4

Event Time Title Location
SESSION I 8:30 - 9:30 How the Digital Classroom Impacts Your Lineworker Training (Ryan Schenk, COSS, Sales Manager; Jerry Havens, COSS, Director of Member Services, T&D PowerSkills, LLC) C203
    How to Empower Your Workers to Proactively Address Hazards (Richard Cole, CPT, Ed.D., Human Performance Subject Matter Expert, HOPE Consulting, LLC; co-facilitated with Robert Buckingham, CUSP) C204
    Frontline: Incident Prevention Fundamentals (David McPeak, CUSP, Director of Professional Development, Incident Prevention Institute) C205
BREAK 9:30 - 10:00 BREAK  
SESSION II 10:00 - 11:00 Coaching/Correcting Performance Behaviors (Sam Holt, CUSP, OSHA, ASHI, Utility Training Analyst, City of Tallahassee) C203
    A Sports Medicine Approach to Utility Ergonomics (Tony Kaczkowski, MHCA-MLS, LAT/ATC, CEES, President, InSite Health, LLC) C204
    Changes in Arc Flash Standards, NFPA 70E, ASTM F18 and Other Groups Affecting Electrical Work (Hugh Hoagland, Sr. Consultant, ArcWear) C205
Every effort will be made to ensure that the program schedule and events remain as published. However, unforeseen changes may occur. iP reserves the right to make program changes. Please review the schedule on-site for updates.
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