February 8, 2012 -
Roadway Safety: Electrical Hazards This presentation covers the dangers of electricity, hazards of above ground utilities, response to an electrical hazard incident and safety around buried utilities.
April 1, 2009 -
Transforming Safety Culture: Grassroots-Led/Management-Supported Change at a Major Utility This article presents a case study that captures the 9-year culture change journey started at a major New Jersey utility in 1999. Keys to the success of an authentic, sustainable culture change include engaging and empowering union employees in the process; customizing interventions; and implementing those interventions in two phases first village by village, then utility-wide.
August 1, 2011 -
OSHA Crane & Derrick Standard: Effects on Electric Utilities On August 9, 2010, OSHA published its much anticipated final rule on Cranes and Derricks in Construction (1926 Subpart CC). Most provisions of this rule went into effect November 6, 2010, with the remaining to follow in one to four years.
November 1, 2010 -
LinkedIn Discussion on CUSP This article provides a discussion that took place on the Utility Branch's LinkedIn page. The Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP) certification and the Utility Safety & Ops Leadership Network certifying body were discussed.
October 1, 2012 -
Resource Guide to Effective Utility Management and Lean Improving Performance and Addressing Key Management Priorities at Water-Sector Utilities This Resource Guide to Effective Utility Management and Lean explains how water-sector utilities can
use these two important and complementary approaches to reduce waste throughout their operations,
while continuing to improve utility products and services for customers.
January 2, 2005 -
Carbon Monoxide Releases & Poisonings Attributed to Underground Utility Cable Fires - New York, January 2000 to June 2004 This article summarizes data on reported CO burnouts and discusses associated injuries (includes symptoms and other adverse health effects) from 15 state health departments.
June 12, 2008 -
Limitations of Metal-clad Enclosures to Protect Workers from Electrical Arc-Blasts A common misconception among electrical workers is that flame resistant clothing is not necessary when working on equipment enclosed inside a metal cabinet. Studies have demonstrated that metal enclosures can only contain electrical arc-blasts of very limited intensity and duration. This paper will look at how to effectively protect workers from arc-blast hazards.
January 2, 2001 -
Underground Service Alert Checklist This document provides a checklist for underground service alerts. These tailgate/toolbox talks were developed for use under California OSHA regulations by the Labor Occupational Health Program. (Part of "Tailgate Meetings that Work : A Guide to Effective Construction Safety Training" series)
August 1, 2011 -
Interview with Stephen Brooks This article provides an interview with Stephen Brooks, Safety Officer for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.
January 18, 2012 -
Transforming Safety Culture Grassroots-Led/Management-Supported Change at a Major Utility Implementing culture change in any organization with deeply entrenched subcultures presents special challenges. Transforming the safety culture in a utility with dozens of gas, electric and customer service sites requires particularly creative, customized solutions. In 1999, New Jersey’s principal utility, Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) embarked on a journey toward safety excellence through...