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Safety Summit (Aug 30-Sep 01)

Safety is a paramount issue within the utility industry. Safety professionals work tirelessly to manage risk, avoid incidents and ensure safety through a variety of programs and initiatives geared toward employees and consumers. This summit is designed for gas and electric utility safety professionals, and spans across three unique, topical tracks: Safety Strategy and Policy, Electric Safety Work Methods, and Gas Safety Work Methods. Content is designed to promote safety culture through discussions related to the education and training that can influence utility operations, as well as address some of the challenges and successes associated with developing strategies.

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General Details

Program Chairs
Shaun McFatridge, Administrative Superintendent, Southwest Gas Company
Manny Albert, Director, Safety & Environment, FortisAlberta
Mark Taylor, Director, Field Resource Development, ENMAX Corporation

Program Location
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
1333 Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, CA 94010

Who Should Attend
Safety Strategy and Policy – Senior management level safety professionals from both electric and natural gas responsible for developing and maintaining safety policy, culture and standards. This forum is open to energy members only.

Electric Safety Work Methods – Managers, trainers, supervisors, safety advocates and team leads responsible for safe work methods and practices among employees. Service company members are encouraged to attend.

Gas Safety Work Methods – Operations managers at 1st or 2nd level supervision of employees at local distribution or gas pipeline companies, managers responsible for safe work practices among their employees or who implement training on natural gas operations work methods and safety advocates and team leads interested in learning how to best promote safety. Service company members are encouraged to attend.

Registration Options
The prices are the same for each of the three program selections.
Member Conference Registration: $549
Regular Conference Registration: $1,199
Speaker Conference Registration: $549
+ Guest Pass: $100

Registration prices increase $100 after July 29. Conference registration fee includes comprehensive meeting materials and all food events. Guest passes are available for $100 and allow the delegate to bring a single guest to the Tuesday evening welcome reception and the Wednesday evening reception with Vendor Displays. No other events are included with a guest registration.

Vendor registration information can be found under the Vendor Display tab.

For more information contact Beverly Jones Woolf at 503.688.2790.

Agenda

Tuesday, August 30

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Optional Networking Opportunity – Tour of Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Gas Control Center

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Hosted WEI Reception
Dinner on your own. 

Wednesday, August 31

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Breakfast + Registration

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Welcome
Speaker: Meri Issel, Director of Safety Culture, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Conquest for Safety – Leadership Required
Speaker: Carl Potter
Leaders are made, not born and that includes safety leaders. Many people are passionate about safety: passion is only one of several aspects of safety leadership. The world needs more good leaders and industry needs more safety leaders. Learn the important five elements to be used to build a successful and sustainable safety culture as well as how to monitor and improve five essential organization traits required for an elite safety team. This presentation is based on the principles from Carl’s latest book Conquest for Safety: Leadership Required.

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Break with vendor displays

10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Individual Track Sessions

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch with Vendor Displays
Sponsored by:
Henkels + McCoy-01
1:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Individual Track Sessions

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM
Break with Vendor Displays

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Individual Track Sessions

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Reception with Vendor Displays
Dinner on your own. 

Thursday, September 1

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Breakfast

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Top Four Changes in OSHA 1910.269
Speaker: Brian Erga, ESCI, Inc
This session is optional and all attendees are welcome to attend.

8:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Individual Track Sessions

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Break

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Panel: Effective Communications to the Frontline
Facilitator: Darwyn Anderson, Seattle City Light
Panelists: Kelly Beller, NW Natural
Bonnie Cooley, Bonneville Power Administration
Melissa Mancaruso, Southern California Edison
Darryl Pederson, FortisAlberta
Lito Wilkins, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Bowdie Young, Southwest Gas Corporation

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
2017 Safety Summit Planning meeting
All are welcome to attend. (Lunch on your own.)

Strategy + Policy

The Safety Strategy + Policy track is open to senior management level energy members only.

Meet the Program Development Team

Tuesday, August 30

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Optional Networking Opportunity – Tour of Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Gas Control Center

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Hosted WEI Reception
Dinner on your own. 

Wednesday, August 31

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Breakfast and Registration

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Welcome
Speaker: Meri Issel, Director of Safety Culture, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Conquest for Safety – Leadership Required
Speaker: Carl Potter
Leaders are made, not born and that includes safety leaders. Many people are passionate about safety: passion is only one of several aspects of safety leadership. The world needs more good leaders and industry needs more safety leaders. Learn the important five elements to be used to build a successful and sustainable safety culture as well as how to monitor and improve five essential organization traits required for an elite safety team. This presentation is based on the principles from Carl’s latest book Conquest for Safety: Leadership Required.

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Break with Vendor Displays

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
Safety Moment
Speaker: John McMahon, BC Hydro

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Introductions
Speaker: Manny Albert, FortisAlberta

10:45 AM – 12:00 AM
Competing Priorities – Operational Production vs. Safety
Facilitator: Steve Harkin, Pacific Power
Production or Safety? Is it really a choice? The argument is real and the outcome can often results in incidents that may have occurred because of shortcuts taken in the name of getting the job done quicker!

Roundtable discussions depend upon participation! Please come prepared to discuss situations in your respective companies where you have successfully created a culture where Production and Safety go hand in hand or examples where one or the other has overridden and impacted the outcome negatively!

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch with Vendor Displays
Sponsored by:
Henkels + McCoy-01
1:00 PM – 2:10 PM
Review of a Serious Injury Incident
CASE STUDY #1 – James Merriman, Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Doug Mayekawa, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
On September 30, 2015, PG&E suffered a terrible loss when a Distribution Lineman on temporary upgrade to Electric Crew Foreman, was fatally injured in a rigging incident near the city of Redding, California. A dedicated investigation team conducted a comprehensive review and analysis of the incident in order to determine what can be learned from this tragic event. This case study will discuss the results of that investigation, including the details of the incident and the action steps that were taken to prevent recurrence.

CASE STUDY #2 – Dave Fox, BC Hydro
On November 8, 2014, while working to complete the installation of a new disconnect switch in a substation, an electrician inadvertently contacted an energized phase of a bus and was seriously injured. The detailed investigation that followed revealed numerous learnings for the organization and ultimately led to the implementation of several corrective actions across the company.

2:10 PM – 2:15 PM
MoveSafe stretch
Facilitator: Manny Albert, FortisAlberta

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM
Serious Injury Incidents
Facilitator: Pamela Moore, Hawai’i Gas
Utility companies are frequently faced with many challenges arising from serious injuries suffered by members of the public and company employees. These injuries can result from events such as electrical contacts, malfunctioning equipment, gas explosions and exposure to toxic substances. This roundtable will allow time to further engage participants in regards to serious injury prevention, reporting, communications, and investigation ideas to help manage the after effects of serious injuries.

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM
Break with Vendor Displays

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The Evolution Toward Leading Indicators at Salt River Project
Speaker: Nancy Blevins, Salt River Project
While lagging indicators will always be important, the industry is seeing the benefit of using leading indicators, especially in their incentive program. It has been a gradual transition that has involved engagement from the front line all the way to the Board of Directors. The transition has had some bumps, some successes and some surprises – and we aren’t finished yet.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Leading Indicators – How Quickly Can You Expect Results?
Speaker: Darwyn Anderson, Seattle City Light
Immediately without sustainability. But, if you truly want sustainability you will want to join this conversation to understand how to employ leading indicators over time.  Also covered in this conversation are points that will assist the Executives to see improvement in a broader context; whereby replacing their sense of urgency in the boardroom for unacceptable low hanging fruit results with what are the leading indicators that sustains a positive behavior based safety culture developed over time.

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Hosted Reception with Vendor Displays
Dinner on your own. 

Thursday, September 1

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Breakfast

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Top Four Changes in OSHA 1910.269
Speaker: Brian Erga, ESCI, Inc
Optional – all are welcome to attend.

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Safety Moment
Speaker: Nancy Blevins, Salt River Project

8:45 AM – 10:30 AM
Leading Indicators – Roundtable
Facilitator: Mark Maguire, Eugene Water and Electric Board
This roundtable discussion will provide the opportunity to share what leading indicator metrics have been successful for your utility. The objective of this discussion will be to identify a core group of 3 or 4 functional leading indicators which accurately predict desired future performance. Participants, please prepare a short description of your most effective leading indicator to bring to this session. We can then share the core indicators on an ongoing basis.

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Wrap-Up
Speaker: Manny Albert, FortisAlberta

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Break

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Panel: Effective Communications to the Frontline
Facilitator: Darwyn Anderson, Seattle City Light
Panelists: Kelly Beller, NW Natural
Bonnie Cooley, Bonneville Power Administration
Melissa Mancaruso, Southern California Edison
Darryl Pederson, FortisAlberta
Lito Wilkins, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Bowdie Young, Southwest Gas Corporation

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
2017 Safety Summit Planning Meeting
All are welcome to attend. (Lunch on your own.)

Electric Methods

The Electric Safety Work Methods track is open to all paid delegates.

Meet the Program Development Team

Tuesday, August 30

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Hosted WEI Reception
Dinner on your own. 

Wednesday, August 31

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Networking Breakfast + Registration

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Welcome
Speaker: Meri Issel, Director of Safety Culture, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Conquest for Safety – Leadership Required
Speaker: Carl Potter
Leaders are made, not born and that includes safety leaders. Many people are passionate about safety: passion is only one of several aspects of safety leadership. The world needs more good leaders and industry needs more safety leaders. Learn the important five elements to be used to build a successful and sustainable safety culture as well as how to monitor and improve five essential organization traits required for an elite safety team. This presentation is based on the principles from Carl’s latest book Conquest for Safety: Leadership Required.

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Break with Vendor Displays

10:15 AM – 10:20 AM
Safety Moment
Facilitator: Mark Taylor, ENMAX Corporation

10:20 AM – 11:00 AM
Introductions and Roundtable Discussion
Facilitator: Mark Taylor, ENMAX Corporation
Our chair will welcome us to the Electric Safety Work Methods track followed by attendee introductions.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Incident Review
Facilitator: Billy Roeder, Idaho Power Company
Speakers: Mark Taylor, ENMAX Corporation
Michael Swanson, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Darryl Pederson, FortisAlberta
Mike L’Heureux, EPCOR Distribution and Transmission, Inc.
This closed-door session will follow four companies through recently experienced incidents. Presenters will share best practices gleaned from their approaches on identifying root cause to implementing corrective action. This session reserves time for participants to share recent incidents experienced by their organization.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch with Vendor Displays
Sponsored by:
Henkels + McCoy-01
1:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Joint Session – Maintenance through Movement
Facilitator: Darryl Pederson, FortisAlberta
Speakers: James Duke, Idaho Power Company
Dave Coates, ErgoRisk
In every organization’s mission to achieve zero preventable injuries, the details cannot be overlooked. If you asked an outsider how to prevent utility-born injuries, they might direct you to big picture ideas, like more sophisticated equipment or the latest technology. However, insiders know that repetitive motions, while seemingly minuscule, often accumulate into injuries over time. With an enhanced understanding of how our bodies interplay with our environments, organizations are increasingly bringing awareness to preventative measures. Join for a presentation from Dave Coates of ErgoRisk and Jim Duke of Idaho Power Company as they explain how they put Dave’s MoveSafe program on the frontline at Idaho Power, and listen in for tips on how you can watch your musculoskeletal injuries and repetitive motion strains move toward zero.

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM
Break with Vendor Displays

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Steal My Idea
Facilitator: Mike L’Heureux, EPCOR Distribution and Transmission
Speakers: Mike L’Heureux, EPCOR Distribution and Transmission
Kaz Kazmierski, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Jeff Wilding, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Take notes as two companies share the ins-and-outs of their latest initiatives to bolster safety awareness and adhere to work methods. Come prepared to participate in sharing a recent success from your organization.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Human Performance Tools – Enhancing Public and Employee Safety
Facilitator: Jeff Wilding, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Speaker: Chip Stanley, Sr., Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Chip Stanley, Sr. Human Performance Specialist and Certified Safety Professional from Pacific Gas and Electric Company, will provide tips on implementing Human Performance Tools such as Situational Awareness, Three Way Communication and the Two Minute Rule. These tools prove effective in reducing Work Procedure Errors and Employee Injuries. With the concerted effort to increase public and employee safety, utility companies should focus on these concepts of Human Performance Tools to meet desired objectives, namely PUBLIC & EMPLOYEE SAFETY.

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Hosted Reception with Vendor Displays
Dinner on your own. 

Thursday, September 1

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Top Four Changes in OSHA 1910.269
Facilitator: Mark Taylor, ENMAX Corporation
Speaker: Brian Erga, ESCI, Inc
All attendees are welcome to attend. Listen in as Brian Erga of ESCI, Inc. explains the need-to-know of the latest requirements.

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM
Safety Moment
Facilitator: Darryl Pederson, FortisAlberta

8:35 AM – 9:15 AM
Joint Session – Communications to the Craft-level
Facilitator: Jeff Bailey, Puget Sound Energy
Speaker: Melissa Mancaruso, Southern California Edison
Ensuring employees remain in-the-know plays a vital role in any industry or department, but can prove especially important in frontline utility work where communications carry critical information on topics such as work practices, equipment updates/recalls, safety performance, culture and updated procedures and/or protocols. In the age of information overload, how can content be made succinct and engaging so it becomes more easily retained? Ultimately, what are effective means to provide critical communications to the craft-level? As Southern California Edison’s Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Multimedia Producer and liaison to Corporate Communications, Melissa Mancaruso will illustrate one avenue toward effective communications via a sampling of the varying types of video communications delivered to Transmission and Distribution audiences.

9:15 AM – 10:30 AM
Contractor Management: Framework to Demonstrate Due Diligence
Facilitator: Mark Taylor, ENMAX Corporation
Speakers: Jason Ivison, ENMAX Corporation
Gretchen Konrath, ISNetworld
Jason Ivison, Manager of Contractors and Inspections with ENMAX Power Corporation, will provide information around what ENMAX has implemented to track contractor qualifications, and how information is being shared with our contractor resources. ENMAX has adopted a position of mutually beneficial relationships with their contractors to ensure effective communication, and has developed online tools to enhance ENMAX’s due diligence around qualifications and competencies for workers engaged in high risk activities. After, Brian Erga of ESCI, Inc. will explain how to best implement OSHA’s Information Transfer requirements.

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Wrap-Up

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Break

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Panel – Effective Communications to the Frontline
Facilitator: Darwyn Anderson, Seattle City Light
Panelists: Kelly Beller, NW Natural
Bonnie Cooley, Bonneville Power Administration
Melissa Mancaruso, Southern California Edison
Darryl Pederson, FortisAlberta
Lito Wilkins, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Bowdie Young, Southwest Gas Corporation

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
2017 Safety Summit Planning Meeting
All are welcome to attend. (Lunch on your own.)

Gas Methods

The Gas Safety Work Methods track is open to all paid delegates.

Meet the Program Development Team

Tuesday, August 30

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Hosted WEI Reception
Dinner on your own.

Wednesday, August 31

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Networking Breakfast + Registration

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Welcome
Speaker: Meri Issel, Director of Safety Culture, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Conquest for Safety – Leadership Required
Speaker: Carl Potter
Leaders are made, not born and that includes safety leaders. Many people are passionate about safety: passion is only one of several aspects of safety leadership. The world needs more good leaders and industry needs more safety leaders. Learn the important five elements to be used to build a successful and sustainable safety culture as well as how to monitor and improve five essential organization traits required for an elite safety team. This presentation is based on the principles from Carl’s latest book Conquest for Safety: Leadership Required.

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Break with Vendor Displays

10:15 AM – 10:20 AM
Safety Moment
Facilitator: Rich Leland, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

10:20 AM – 10:30 AM
Introductions
Facilitator: Shaun McFatridge, Southwest Gas Corporation
Our chair will welcome us to Gas Safety Work Methods followed by attendee introductions. Participants are encouraged to share items they would like to discuss during Day 2’s Town Hall session.

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Industrial Athlete

Facilitator: Rich Leland, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Speaker/Facilitator: Laurie Climenhaga, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s ever-evolving Industrial Athlete program is designed to reduce musculoskeletal injuries and discomfort. This program engages and educates employees working in the highest risk and most physically demanding positions.

With the implementation of an early symptom intervention program, Pacific Gas and Electric Company is engaging the physical workforce with trained specialist to screen for signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal discomfort, observe work tasks and educate employees on how to avoid aggravating symptoms.

By building a “Hire to Retire” workplace foundation, Pacific Gas and Electric Company enables their physical workforce to remain healthy throughout their careers and in the years that follow. Hear Pacific Gas and Electric Company explain lessons learned, highlights and future aspects of their successful Industrial Athlete journey.

Attendees are encouraged to come prepared to discuss their organizations’ initiatives. Jeff Bailey of Puget Sound Energy will kick-off the roundtable portion by sharing information on TRX training offered to employees, including insight into onsite reporting and how to best set-up trainings in differing facility landscapes.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch with Vendor Displays
Sponsored by:
Henkels + McCoy-01
1:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Joint Session – Maintenance through Movement
Facilitator: Darryl Pederson, FortisAlberta
Speakers: Jim Duke, Idaho Power Company
Dave Coates, ErgoRisk
In every organization’s mission to achieve zero preventable injuries, the details cannot be overlooked. If you asked an outsider how to prevent utility-born injuries, they might direct you to big picture ideas, like more sophisticated equipment or the latest technology. However, insiders know that repetitive motions, while seemingly minuscule, often accumulate into injuries over time. With an enhanced understanding of how our bodies interplay with our environments, organizations are increasingly bringing awareness to preventative measures. Join for a presentation from Dave Coates of ErgoRisk and Jim Duke of Idaho Power Company as they explain how they put Dave’s MoveSafe program on the frontline at Idaho Power, and listen in for tips on how you can watch your musculoskeletal injuries and repetitive motion strains move toward zero.

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM
Break with Vendor Displays

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Fatigue Management
Facilitator: Jim Hart, NW Natural
Speaker: Bill Davis, Circadian
Can you spot the warning signs of fatigue? Fatigue is more than “being tired” and can result in significant human error. Learn how to recognize physical and/or mental exhaustion and take home tips on preventing and controlling fatigue.

4:00 – 5:00 pm
Safety Observation
Facilitator: Mike Dammann, Black & Veatch
Speakers: Dave Fox, BC Hydro
Mike Dammann, Black & Veatch
Looking for positive performance change, BC Hydro increased safety expectations and concurrently began conducting thousands of worker observations. Despite this effort, the organization continued to count significant personnel safety events. As part of an enhanced strategic safety initiative action plan, BC Hydro engaged Black & Veatch to collaborate with their safety professionals and union safety advocates to learn how to perform effective Safe Work Observations of workers, and improve observation and feedback skills with employees. BC Hydro safety management, safety professionals, union safety advocates and training personnel, along with Black & Veatch, designed, developed and implemented a custom observation training program, allowing for practical field observations by leaders followed by immediate performance feedback to employees.

Join this session to learn how Safe Work Observations initiated a sustainable change in BC Hydro’s safety behavior, maintenance and operational performance. The presentation will discuss behaviors before and after the training, lessons learned and insight into BC Hydro’s ongoing actions to improve overall worker safety behaviors and leadership engagement.

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Hosted Reception with Vendor Displays
Dinner on your own. 

Thursday, September 1

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Top Four Changes in OSHA 1910.269
Facilitator: Mark Taylor, ENMAX Corporation
Speaker: Brian Erga, ESCI, Inc
All attendees are welcome to attend. Listen in as Brian Erga of ESCI, Inc. explains the need-to-know of the latest requirements.

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM
Safety Moment
Facilitator: Mike Dammann, Black & Veatch

8:35 AM – 9:15 AM
Joint Session: Communications to the Craft-Level
Facilitator: Jeff Bailey, Puget Sound Energy
Speaker: Melissa Mancaruso, Southern California Edison
Ensuring employees remain in-the-know plays a vital role in any industry or department, but can prove especially important in frontline utility work where communications carry critical information on topics such as work practices, equipment updates/recalls, safety performance, culture and updated procedures and/or protocols. In the age of information overload, how can content be made succinct and engaging so it becomes more easily retained? Ultimately, what are effective means to provide critical communications to the craft-level? As Southern California Edison’s Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Multimedia Producer and liaison to Corporate Communications, Melissa Mancaruso will illustrate one avenue toward effective communications via a sampling of the varying types of video communications delivered to Transmission and Distribution audiences.

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Town Hall
Facilitator: Shaun McFatridge, Southwest Gas Corporation
We will reprise conversations from Day 1 and bring new ideas to the table. Come prepared with recent “wins & losses,” lessons learned and challenges to share with peers.

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
Wrap-Up

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Break

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Panel – Effective Communications to the Frontline
Facilitator: Darwyn Anderson, Seattle City Light
Panelists: Kelly Beller, NW Natural
Bonnie Cooley, Bonneville Power Administration
Melissa Mancaruso, Southern California Edison
Darryl Pederson, FortisAlberta
Lito Wilkins, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Bowdie Young, Southwest Gas Corporation

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
2017 Safety Summit Planning Meeting
All are welcome to attend. (Lunch on your own.)

Hotel + Travel

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
1333 Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, California, USA, 94010

To make your room reservations call the hotel’s reservation department directly at 650.347.1234. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute to receive a special rate of $199 single/double plus state and local taxes. This rate is guaranteed to August 12, 2016 or until the WEI room block is full.

The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to the San Francisco International Airport which runs every 10-15 minutes. From SFO, take your luggage to the Departures Level center island and look for the area marked “Hotel Shuttle.” The shuttle bus is marked “Hyatt Regency and Marriott.” For arrivals and departures between 12:00 AM and 4:46 AM, free shuttles pick up guests every 30 minutes.

The hotel is also offering 25% discount on self-parking for Safety Summit participants. Please contact the hotel on 650.347.1234 for further information.

Vendor Displays

Registration Options
Member Vendor Display Only: $649
Regular Vendor Display Only: $1,199
Member Conference Registration + Vendor Display: $849
Regular Conference Registration + Vendor Display: $1,399
+ Vendor Assistant: $200
+ Guest Pass: $100

Prices for all registration options increase $100 after July 29. Vendor Display Only registration includes one main Vendor Display representative, one (1) skirted Vendor Display Table for Wednesday Display Events. Conference attendance is not included. Vendors that wish to attend conference sessions should purchase Conference Registration + Vendor Display which includes all Gas Safety Work Methods and Electric Safety Work Methods sessions, comprehensive meeting materials and all food events. The Safety Strategy and Policy track is not open to service companies.

Vendor assistant passes are available for $200 each once the main vendor registration is complete and includes access to join Wednesday Display Events only.

Guest passes are available to vendors attending the conference for $100 and allow the delegate to bring a single guest to the Tuesday evening welcome reception and the Wednesday evening reception with Vendor Displays. No other events are included with a guest registration.

Vendor Display Schedule
Wednesday, August 31
6:00 AM: Set Up
7:30 AM – 6:30 PM: Display Times
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Tear Down

Shipping Information
Ship to Address:
1333 Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, CA 94010

All packages must contain a label giving the following information:
1. Return address
2. Western Energy Institute Safety Summit – August 31, 2016
3. WEI contact Beverly Jones Woolf
4. Name of person that will claim package
5. Date of that person’s arrival

 

Networking

Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Gas Control Center Tour
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM on Tuesday, August 30
Cost: $45.00 USD (non-refundable after August 1)
Includes: Round trip transportation from the hotel plus snacks

Join WEI on a private tour of PG&E’s Gas Control Center in San Ramon. This state-of-the-art facility will be of interest to utility professionals from both the gas and electric industries. The Gas Control Center has been compared to an air traffic control center in that its high tech, real-time information provides an amazing level of visibility for the entire transmission and distribution system. The center also offers training through simulation as well and innovative options for field communications.

Upon arrival at the facility, attendees will be asked to show a photo ID (driver’s license or passport). WEI Reserves the right to cancel networking tours if a minimum number of participants is not met. Space is limited.