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Tag: Wednesday October 27

Thermal Hazard Safety: Building Organizational Resilience by Improving Human Performance

Potentially catastrophic thermal hazards (arc flash and flash fire) lurk in the Utility industry. PPE Best Practices will help avoid catastrophic incidents. One of the latest schools of safety thought is centered around building resilience. Resilience is the capacity to respond, absorb, adapt and recover in a disruptive incident. Now, the main question is no longer, only, how do we prevent incidents, but rather, how well will our organization absorb and recover from the event without major injury? Most incidents are the result of human error. Everyone commits errors! The latest NFPA consensus standards provide guidance on developing human performance, uncover protective and preventative PPE best practice measures that help improve safety culture and build organizational resilience.

Learning Objectives include:

  • Utilize the latest NFPA consensus standards, (NFPA 70E) to provide guidance on developing human performance to improve the safety culture and build organizational resilience.
  • Identify some of the key human error precursors plaguing your organization’s safety program and determine human performance tool remedies to counter these error precursors.
  • Understand how various human error precursor “states” impact PPE use and how human performance tools and PPE program “best practices” help improve human performance.

Networking Lunch & Panel Discussion: Utility Line Clearance Arborist Endorsement

Exciting Industry Announcement! In 2022 the Utility Safety & Ops Leadership Network (USOLN) will begin offering a CUSP certification developed specifically for workers in the utility industry providing Line Clearance /Tree Trimming services.

Hear from our experienced panelists of Line Clearance / Tree Trimming professionals who have been serving on the committee tasked with building out a dedicated Body of Knowledge and corresponding exams for this new industry certification. Share experiences and hear solutions as the industry comes together on behalf of the Line Clearance crews.

Line Clearance / Tree Trimming Panel

Exciting Industry Announcement! In 2022 the Utility Safety & Ops Leadership Network (USOLN) will begin offering a CUSP certification developed specifically for workers in the utility industry providing Line Clearance /Tree Trimming services.

Hear from our experienced panelists of Line Clearance / Tree Trimming professionals who have been serving on the committee tasked with building out a dedicated Body of Knowledge and corresponding exams for this new industry certification. Share experiences and hear solutions as the industry comes together on behalf of the Line Clearance crews.

Frontline Leadership: The Hurdle

It’s hard to jump over a hurdle from a standing position. And leadership has its share of hurdles. Like an athlete needs to focus on their run up, which includes preparation and training, to jump over hurdles, leaders must have an effective run up to overcome their hurdles.

This presentation discusses the run up of culture creation and developing relationships while defining what leadership is and outlining characteristics and skills shared by successful leaders.

Participants will develop a more complete definition of leadership through insights, principles, and scenarios shared throughout the presentation and walk away with an understanding of how to practice leadership and maximize their effectiveness and potential.

The 7 Habits of a Highly Effective Safety Culture

In this session, facilitator Rod Courtney will present seven specific habits that help to create a proactive, value-driven, operationally based safety culture in any environment. Attendees can expect to learn what a habit is, how long it takes to create one and ways to implement the seven habits.

Lineworker Safety and Tool Training

Join this unique session that features a 40-foot demonstration trailer where the presentation will be completed in a safe outdoor environment using three-phase power. All attendees will be behind safety barriers and presentation tables, allowing for real-time questions and participation. Topics to be covered include the functionality of voltage detectors and phasing meters; proper and improper work methods; incident review and prevention; arc flash prevention; measuring voltage across a lineworker’s body; proper device care and battery testing; and care of temporary personal grounds.

Modeling Actionable Safety

This session will feature interactive simulations with audience volunteers to demonstrate what modeling and practicing actionable safety looks like. It will also include storytelling and case studies of incidents in which one early modification would have significantly changed the outcome. Additionally, attendees of this session can expect to learn how to employ mental simulations for high-consequence, low-probability situations, plus how modeling fosters interactive engagement and primes subconscious behaviors.

Our People are Usually Pretty Safe

Have you ever heard or said a statement like that? At first, it seems like it’s a good thing, right? But as we start to look closer, words like “usually” and “pretty” can make a big difference in whether we are safe or not. In this session, participants will learn to define what safety should look like, how to identify at least three things that set us up to usually be pretty safe, and to develop effective tools and practices to transform “usually” to “always.”

Paying Attention Can Make All the Difference: Situational Awareness in the Field

In the field, utility employees face increasing hostility that can lead to violence. These employees need a solid understanding of situational awareness and how to maintain it while still getting the job done. This session offers a look at the unique situational awareness needs of utility workers and how awareness training can fall short in addressing those issues. It will introduce basic awareness concepts and delve into security issues facing today’s utility employees.

Learning objectives include:

  • Gain an understanding of the need for enhanced awareness
  • Learn basic situational awareness concepts
  • Identify practical methods of improving awareness.
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