Practice Specialties - Utilities


The Utilities Practice Specialty (UPS) addresses issues within electrical, solar and wind generation, natural gas transmission and distribution, water/wastewater, telecommunications, public works and other utility areas. Through this group, members are given access to technical information specific to safety professionals in the utilities industry and defined networking opportunities.


The Utilities Practice Specialty is sponsoring several sessions at Safety 2017. Click here to see the complete list. Be sure to put them on your calendar.

If you missed the Open Call on February 8, 2017, with the special topic: Negative Effects of Blue Light and Exposure to the Human Eye you can watch the video. You can also download copies of Tory Olson's slides and handouts here.

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  • Network via social media, conference calls and annual meetings
  • Connect with top industry professionals
  • Access digital technical publications
  • Request advisory committee guidance and advice
  • Review conference speaking proposals
  • Share or seek knowledge through mentoring services
  • Enhance your resume through volunteer opportunities
  • Publish your knowledge to earn recertification points

Sample Article

Preventing UPS/Battery Room Explosions
The threat of a battery room explosion is a real hazard. The aftermath of such an explosion can be devastating.


Volunteer Advisory Committee
Administrator: David Driver
Assistant Administrator: Connie Muncy
Content Coordinator: Michael Carter
Content Assistant Coordinator: Jenniffer Zillmer
Secretary: Bill Paolello
Membership Chair: Jessica Richardson
Membership Assistant Chair: Berj Bush
Awards & Honors Chair: Jeremy Presnal
Awards & Honors Assistant Chair: Ryan Martin
Professional Development Chair: Russ Wong
Professional Development Assistant Chair: Ellie Glanville
Body of Knowledge Chair: Don Lehman
Website/Social Media Chair: M Scott Bailey
Governmental Affairs: Stephen Brooks
Water/Wastewater Committee Chair: Kanwer Khan
Water/Wastewater Committee Assistant Chair: OPEN
Electrical Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Committee Chair: Rene Kalkman
Electrical Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Committee Assistant Chair: Jordan Davidson
Technical Question Coordinator: Jeremy Presnal

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