Electric Safety Work Methods

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All session times are listed in Pacific time.

September 2, 2020

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
COVID-19 Roundtable
Speakers: Chris Dichard, West Coast Safety Manager, Asplundh Construction, LLC
Derek Johnson, Manager, Safety and Work Methods, FortisAlberta Inc.
Ray Duncan, Contractor Safety Services Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric Company
Join us as we talk with industry insiders on how COVID-19 forced them to rethink their safety process and what they did to counter COVID-19. We will open the floor to attendees to ask questions and get feedback from industry peers.

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM
Contractor Communication
Requirements, lessons learned, Mitigation measures and how do we communicate it to the entire contractor base.

1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
Mental Health in the Workplace
Speakers: Alicia Wight, Manager, Talent Strategies, ENMAX Corporation
Denise Burke, Manager, Employee and Labor Relations, ENMAX Corporation
John Price, Director Safety & Environment, ENMAX Corporation
Sandra Horon, Safety Advisor, ATCO Natural Gas
ENMAX will share their approach to supporting employee’s mental well-being through the lens of safety, ability and talent strategies. They will discuss how a clear alignment to the organization’s engagement strategy and an agile mindset created a foundation to support employee’s mental health. Key takeaways will include tangible actions they took to create connection, build awareness and provide resilience tools. The session will end with a look to the future and how they plan to sustain their progress.

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Cracking the Code on Sprains and Strains for Overhead Electric Workers
Back and shoulder injuries are the most prevalent injuries for overhead electrical workers. In this session learn innovative ways to best keep your overhead workers sprains and strain-free.

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM
Drone Usage within Utilities
Speakers: Charles Devaney, Senior UAS Pilot, Salt River Project
JD Newham, Construction Consultant, Salt River Project
Leonard Rondeau Sr., Safety & Health Specialist, Salt River Project
Learn how Salt River Project (SRP) is safely employing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) (drones) to support its business units. You will be informed of the different types of UAS that Salt River Project currently operates to support its mission to provide water and power.

September 3, 2020

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Grounding & Bonding Theory Review
Speaker: James McGowan, Director, Safety Training, Quanta Services

9:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Lessons Learned/Roundtable
Speakers: Chris Dichard, West Coast Safety Manager, Asplundh Construction, LLC
Derek Johnson, Manager, Safety and Work Methods, FortisAlberta Inc.
Leonard Rondeau Sr., Safety & Health Specialist, Salt River Project
Join us as we hear how industry peers have handled situations such as 3rd party contact, Bucket Truck rollovers and field accidents and turned them into lessons learned.