Aug

29-31

Safety Summit (Aug 29-31)

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 strategy.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Darwyn Anderson, Seattle City Light;
    Mike L'Heureux, EPCOR Distribution and Transmission Inc.
    Mark Taylor, ENMAX Corporation

    • Program Location
    • Renaissance Seattle Hotel
    • 515 Madison Street
      Seattle, WA 98104
    • Who Should Attend
    • •    Electric Safety Work Methods – Managers, trainers, supervisor, safety advocates and team leads responsible for safe work methods and practices among employees. Service company delegates 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 delegates are encouraged to attend.​
      •    Safety Strategy and Policy – Senior management level safety professionals from both electric and natural gas who are responsible for developing and maintaining safety policy, culture, and standards. Participation is restricted to senior leaders of WEI energy member companies.

  • Registration Options
  • Member: $549 USD
    Regular: $1,199 USD

    Registration prices increase by $100 after August 7, 2017. Registration includes comprehensive conference materials and food events. Guest passes are available for $100 and are for a personal guest (a spouse or partner who does not work in the energy industry) to accompany a registered attendee at the event.

    For vendor registration options, please see the Vendor Displays tab.

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • Due to contractual obligations, cancellations received 15 business days prior to the program will receive a full refund. Cancellations received 6 to 14 business days prior to the event will receive a refund, less a $100 administrative fee. No shows and last minute cancellations, 5 business days prior to the event or less, will be responsible for the full registration fee. Substitutions from your organization for the same event are always welcome.
  • Participation Policy
  • Western Energy Institute programs and events are open to energy companies (including gas production and electric generation, gas and electric transmission and gas and electric distribution utilities). Select programs and events are open to energy industry product and service suppliers. Programs and events are closed to all media representatives and to the general public.

Agenda

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Agenda

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Seattle Underground Tour
Optional networking event. Check the Networking tab for more details.

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Welcome Reception
Sponsored by:

Dinner on your own.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Welcome
Speakers: Darwyn Anderson, Seattle City Light; Mark Taylor, ENMAX Corporation

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
What Leaders Do To Achieve and Sustain Safety Excellence
Speaker(s): Kevin Ellison, Senior Safety Consultant, Caterpillar Safety Services
Kevin Ellison is a senior safety consultant with Caterpillar Safety Services, with a focus on organizational transformation in the areas of safety culture and performance. With more than 37 years of utility experience, including working for Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Southern California Edison, and LG&E Energy Corporation, Kevin is uniquely qualified to speak to the challenges and strategies of safety in the utility industry.

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Break with Vendor Displays

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Individual Track Sessions
Break out into Gas Safety Work Methods, Electric Safety Work Methods, or Safety Strategy + Policy tracks. GSWM and ESWM are open to everyone. SS+P participation is restricted to senior management level energy company members.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch with Vendor Displays
Sponsored by:

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Individual Track Sessions
Break out into Gas Safety Work Methods, Electric Safety Work Methods, or Safety Strategy + Policy tracks. GSWM and ESWM are open to everyone. SS+P participation is restricted to senior management level energy company members.

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Break with Vendor Displays

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Individual Track Sessions
Break out into Gas Safety Work Methods, Electric Safety Work Methods, or Safety Strategy + Policy tracks. GSWM and ESWM are open to everyone. SS+P participation is restricted to senior management level energy company members.

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

Thursday, August 31, 2017

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Breakfast

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Individual Track Sessions
Break out into Gas Safety Work Methods, Electric Safety Work Methods, or Safety Strategy + Policy tracks. GSWM and ESWM are open to everyone. SS+P participation is restricted to senior management level energy company members.

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Break

10:45 PM – 12:00 PM
Executive Panel Discussion
Moderator: Booga Gilbertson, Senior Vice President, Operations, Puget Sound Energy
Panelists: John Haarlow, Assistant General Manager/Engineering VP, Snohomish County PUD; Kimberly Harris, CEO, Puget Sound Energy; DaVonna Johnson, Chief Administrative Services Officer, Seattle City Light; Eric Martuscelli, Vice President, Operations, Cascade Natural Gas Corporation

Senior Executives will share their insight into leading Operations with a cultural and practical application of safety.

12:00 PM – 12:00 PM
Close of Safety Summit 2017

Electric Safety Work Methods

Meet the Program Development Team.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Seattle Underground Tour – Optional Networking Opportunity

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Welcome Reception
Sponsored by:

Dinner on your own.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Welcome
Speakers: Darwyn Anderson, Seattle City Light; Mark Taylor, ENMAX Corporation

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
What Leaders Do To Achieve and Sustain Safety Excellence
Speaker(s): Kevin Ellison, Senior Safety Consultant, Caterpillar Safety Services
Kevin Ellison is a senior safety consultant with Caterpillar Safety Services, with a focus on organizational transformation in the areas of safety culture and performance. With more than 37 years of utility experience, including working for Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Southern California Edison, and LG&E Energy Corporation, Kevin is uniquely qualified to speak to the challenges and strategies of safety in the utility industry.

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Break with Vendor Displays

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM
Roundtable Introductions
Facilitator: Mark Taylor, ENMAX Corporation

10:50 AM – 12:00 PM
How do you transform a craft person into a professional trainer?
Speakers: Billy Roeder, Idaho Power Company and Jeff Wilding, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
The speakers will share their companies’ experiences developing training skills in their best craft people so they can successfully pass on their skills to others.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch with Vendor Displays
Sponsored by:

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Safety Incident Reports Roundtable
Facilitator: Mark Taylor, ENMAX Corporation
Attendees will share short descriptions of incidents and what corrective actions their companies took with safety professionals. Discussion will follow with fellow attendees contributing their experiences and company protocols.

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Break with Vendor Displays

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Reducing Consequences of Unintended Actions
Speaker: Chip Stanley, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Facilitator: Jeff Wilding, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
What prompted PG&E to create the position of Human Performance Specialist Senior, what has the creation of the position accomplished, and what are the next goals?

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Skilled and Qualified Workforce through Assessment
Facilitator: Jeff Wilding, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Speaker(s): Chris Ste-Croix, Human Systems, Inc. and Andrew Morton, Human Systems, Inc.
Human Systems Inc. will present how their system helped PG&E with their human performance. This program has helped PG&E determine the appropriate intervals for task retraining (eg. Grounding, rubber gloving). Jeff will speak to how this data has affected the retraining program.

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

Thursday, August 31, 2017

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Breakfast

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Safety Moment

8:45 AM – 9:35 AM
EPZ Dirt Box
Speaker: Sean Cullinane, Idaho Power Company
Idaho Power has created an EPZ Dirt Box to show Journeymen in training how electro-potential grounding actually works.

9:35 AM – 10:15 AM
Electronic Tail Board
Speaker: Mike L’Heureux, EPCOR Distribution and Transmission
Mike L’Heureux will share EPCOR’s experiences developing and utilizing electronics at tail board meetings to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the meeting.

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
Wrap up

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Break

10:45 PM – 12:00 PM
Executive Panel Discussion
Moderator: Booga Gilbertson, Senior Vice President, Operations, Puget Sound Energy
Panelists: John Haarlow, Assistant General Manager/Engineering VP, Snohomish County PUD; Kimberly Harris, CEO, Puget Sound Energy; DaVonna Johnson, Chief Administrative Services Officer, Seattle City Light; Eric Martuscelli, Vice President, Operations, Cascade Natural Gas Corporation

Senior Executives will share their insight into leading Operations with a cultural and practical application of safety.

Gas Safety Work Methods

Meet the Program Development Team.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Seattle Underground Tour – Optional Networking Opportunity

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Welcome Reception
Sponsored by:

Dinner on your own.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Welcome
Speakers: Darwyn Anderson, Seattle City Light; Mark Taylor, ENMAX Corporation

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
What Leaders Do To Achieve and Sustain Safety Excellence
Speaker(s): Kevin Ellison, Senior Safety Consultant, Caterpillar Safety Services
Kevin Ellison is a senior safety consultant with Caterpillar Safety Services, with a focus on organizational transformation in the areas of safety culture and performance. With more than 37 years of utility experience, including working for Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Southern California Edison, and LG&E Energy Corporation, Kevin is uniquely qualified to speak to the challenges and strategies of safety in the utility industry.

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Break with Vendor Displays

10:30 AM – 10:40 AM
Safety Moment and Roundtable Introductions
Facilitator: Jim Hart, NW Natural

10:40 AM – 11:20 AM
Peer Trainers: How do you transform a craft person into a peer trainer?
Facilitator: Rob Marcoff, NW Natural
Speaker(s): Diana Lancon, NW Natural and Jonathan Santizo, NW Natural
The speaker will share his company’s experiences developing training skills in their best craft people so they can successfully pass on their skills to others.

11:20 AM – 12:00 PM
Driving Behaviors Roundtable
Facilitators: Ruben White, Southwest Gas Corporation and Harish Shukla, Southern California Gas Company
This roundtable discussion will focus on the types of distracted driving situations facing our employees each day on the road. What challenges are the companies facing, how are they tackling those challenges, and are they using and special programs or technology in their battle to reduce incidences?

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch with Vendor Displays
Sponsored by:

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Safety Incident Reports Roundtable
Facilitator: Mark Taylor, ENMAX Corporation
Attendees will share short descriptions of incidents and what corrective actions their companies took with safety professionals. Discussion will follow with fellow attendees contributing their experiences and company protocols.

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Break with Vendor Displays

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
How are we communicating safety messages vertically? – Safety Work Methods Roundtable
Facilitator: Mike MacDonell, ATCO Gas
How are we communicating the safety direction and strategy down through the organization vertically? This roundtable will focus on how different companies transform the message to suit the various internal audiences. What is successful, what are attendees struggling with?

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Steal My Idea – Safety Work Methods Roundtable
Facilitator: Jeff Bailey, Puget Sound Energy
This roundtable will be an opportunity to share what has been successful at your company with fellow safety professionals.

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

Thursday, August 31, 2017

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Breakfast

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Safety Moment

8:45 AM – 9:25 AM
FR Clothing –Safety Work Methods Roundtable
Speaker: Jeff Bailey, Puget Sound Energy
The focus of this roundtable will be FR clothing: discussing the advantages and disadvantages of it, different company’s requirements, and how various companies are mitigating for the disadvantages.

9:25 AM – 10:25 AM
NW Natural’s Response to a Building Explosion
Speaker(s): Jon Huddleston, Sr. Director of Operations, NW Natural
This presentation will provide a review of emergency response, crisis communications, community recovery, and lessons learned during NW Natural’s handling of a third party damage event that resulted in significant damage that impacted businesses and residences in the central city area of Portland, Oregon.

10:25 AM – 10:34 AM
Wrap up

10:35 AM – 10:45 AM
Break

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Executive Panel Discussion
Moderator: Booga Gilbertson, Senior Vice President, Operations, Puget Sound Energy
Panelists: John Haarlow, Assistant General Manager/Engineering VP, Snohomish County PUD; Kimberly Harris, CEO, Puget Sound Energy; DaVonna Johnson, Chief Administrative Services Officer, Seattle City Light; Eric Martuscelli, Vice President, Operations, Cascade Natural Gas Corporation

Senior Executives will share their insight into leading Operations with a cultural and practical application of safety.

Safety Strategy + Policy

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

Meet the Program Development Team.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Seattle Underground Tour – Optional Networking Opportunity

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Welcome Reception
Sponsored by:

Dinner on your own.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Welcome
Speakers: Darwyn Anderson, Seattle City Light; Mark Taylor, ENMAX Corporation

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
What Leaders Do To Achieve and Sustain Safety Excellence
Speaker(s): Kevin Ellison, Senior Safety Consultant, Caterpillar Safety Services
Kevin Ellison is a senior safety consultant with Caterpillar Safety Services, with a focus on organizational transformation in the areas of safety culture and performance. With more than 37 years of utility experience, including working for Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Southern California Edison, and LG&E Energy Corporation, Kevin is uniquely qualified to speak to the challenges and strategies of safety in the utility industry.

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Break with Vendor Displays

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Safety Moment
Speaker: Mark Maguire, Eugene Water & Electric Board

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Leading Indicators
Speaker: Mark Maguire, Eugene Water & Electric Board
Mark will share the findings of the Leading Indicators survey and lead a discussion with the aim of identifying common indicators to be tracked at each participating company in coming years.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch with Vendor Displays
Sponsored by:

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Serious Injury or Fatality Potential (SIFP)
Speaker: Manny Albert, FortisAlberta
Explore the use of SIFP as a Leading Indicator and learn why the Fortis group has implemented the SIFP metric across its companies in Canada, the U.S., and the Caribbean, and how they share all SIFP events through a communication package.

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Break with Vendor Displays

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Building your Safety Organization
Facilitator: Phil Smithers, Arizona Public Service Company
Examine and discuss the staffing and hiring approach for Safety personnel, incorporation of Safety staff in the organizational structure, and an overview of business plans with regards to corporate safety. Everyone is encouraged to bring a copy of their organizational structure to contribute to the conversation.

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

Thursday, August 31, 2017

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Breakfast

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Safety Moment
Speaker: Chuck Trujillo, Southwest Gas Corporation

8:45 AM – 9:15 AM
Stepping Inside
Speakers: Manny Albert, FortisAlberta; Darwyn Anderson, Seattle City Light; Jim Duke, Idaho Power
What are the benefits of sharing strategies through site visits? Discover how three companies improved their safety by learning from each other.

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Soft Tissue/Ergonomic Injuries Roundtable
Has your company instituted a program to reduce ergonomic injuries? How do you sustain interest in the program and keep it fresh? Are you seeing results?

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
Wrap up time

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Break

10:45 PM – 12:00 PM
Executive Panel Discussion
Moderator: Booga Gilbertson, Senior Vice President, Operations, Puget Sound Energy
Panelists: John Haarlow, Assistant General Manager/Engineering VP, Snohomish County PUD; Kimberly Harris, CEO, Puget Sound Energy; DaVonna Johnson, Chief Administrative Services Officer, Seattle City Light; Eric Martuscelli, Vice President, Operations, Cascade Natural Gas Corporation

Senior Executives will share their insight into leading Operations with a cultural and practical application of safety.

Hotel + Travel

  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please use the reservation link below or contact the hotel directly at (800) 546-9184 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute and use the discount code ‘GBT WEI Safety Summit’ to receive a special rate of $239/night. This rate is guaranteed until August 7, 2017 or until the WEI room block is full.


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Networking

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Seattle Underground Tour
Registration Fee: $35 USD per person
Refund policy: No refunds after August 15, 2017

Meet in the hotel lobby for the 10-minute (downhill) walk to Bill Spiedel’s Underground Tour. The guided walking tour is Seattle’s most unusual attraction, a humorous stroll through intriguing subterranean storefronts and sidewalks entombed when the city rebuilt on top of itself after the Great Fire of 1889.

Registration for this event is also open to guests. The registration fee includes the guided walking tour, a complimentary drink at Doc Maynard’s Public House, and transportation (uphill) from the tour to the hotel.

Vendor Displays

Registration Options
Member Vendor Display Only: $649 USD
Regular Vendor Display Only: $1,599 USD
Member Conference Registration + Vendor Display: $849 USD
Regular Conference Registration + Vendor Display: $1,799 USD
+ Vendor Assistant: $200 USD
+ Guest Pass: $100 USD

Registration prices increase $100 after August 7, 2017. Registration includes one Vendor Display representative, one skirted Vendor Display table for Wednesday Display Events, and Wednesday food 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 once the main vendor registration is complete and includes access to join Wednesday Display Events only.

Guest passes are available for $100 and allow a personal guest (a spouse or partner who does not work in the energy industry) to accompany a registered attendee at the event.

Vendor Table Locations

Shipping Information
Arrangements for shipping and additional services and equipment can be made by contacting the hotel directly. Please review this document for details and contact information.

Meet The Speakers

Kevin Ellison

Caterpillar Safety Services

Senior Safety Consultant

Booga Gilbertson

Puget Sound Energy

Senior Vice President, Operations
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As the senior vice president of Operations for Puget Sound Energy, Booga Gilbertson is responsible for electric and gas operations, including emergency response, maintenance and construction, electric and gas system operations and dispatch, and system planning. She also leads project management and engineering across operations.

Since joining PSE in 1985, Gilbertson has held a broad range of engineering, operations and management positions in planning, asset management, gas and electric design engineering, performance measurement, budgeting, project management, transmission and distribution construction and maintenance, 24-hour control center operations, labor relations, and emergency response management.

In addition to her responsibilities at PSE, Gilbertson serves on the board of directors of the Western Energy Institute and is on the executive committee of the University of Washington Electrical Engineering Industry Consortium.

Gilbertson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington and a Master of Business Administration degree from City University.

She enjoys skiing, hiking, running and gardening.

DaVonna Johnson

Seattle City Light

Chief Administrative Services Officer

John Haarlow

Snohomish County PUD

Assistant General Manager/Engineering VP

Darwyn Anderson

Seattle City Light

Safety, Health and Wellness Director

Mark Taylor

ENMAX Corporation

Director, Field Resource Development

Eric Martuscelli

Cascade Natural Gas Corp.

Vice President, Operations
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Eric Martuscelli is vice president of operations for Cascade Natural Gas Corporation, a subsidiary of MDU Resources Group, Inc., where he provides executive leadership, direction, and coordination activities for gas distribution operations and engineering. He has been with Cascade for 25 years and has enjoyed a variety of roles in field operations and management, prior to his current role which he began in 2012. He holds a BA in Organizational Management from Ashford University.

Bill Bateman

NW Natural

Operations Manager

Jon Huddleston

NW Natural

Sr. Director, Operations
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Jon Huddleston is currently Director, Engineering & Operations Technical Services for NW Natural a Portland Oregon based natural gas local distribution company. As part of his current responsibilities Jon is responsible for oversight of Engineering, Technical Training, Business Systems Support, Business Analytics as well as Gas Storage and System Control for all of NW Natural’s service territory.

Jon has twenty-three years of experience in the natural gas industry ranging from engineering design and network analysis to construction management. Jon has also held management positions with responsibility for DOT compliance activities such as facilities maintenance, leakage inspection, cathodic protection and line locating.

Jon has volunteered in the community for many years as a youth soccer, baseball, softball and basketball coach. Jon has served on several non-profit boards over the years. He currently serves on the OSU MECOP Engineering Internship Board and the United Way Columbia-Willamette Board.

Jon is married and has three children ages 17, 20 and 23. He has a BS in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University.

William Roeder

Idaho Power Company

Skills Training Leader, HR
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Billy Roeder has been the Idaho Power, Skills Training leader for the last 4 years.
He is responsible for developing and implementing strategic direction for the Skills Training department, including developing processes and tools for instructional design, training development and implementation. He serves as Chair of the Apprentice Advisory Committees as required, as well as collaborates with the Apprenticeship Programs Committees.

Prior to this assignment, he served in the United States Air Force for 21 years in various training management roles. In his final military assignment, he was the Director of Training. while in this role, Billy supervised the professional development of 38 staff members and was responsible for over 3,360 trainees. During his 21-year tenure, Billy was recognized for his outstanding training development and implementation in which he earned various training management awards for program excellence.

For the past 14 years Billy has also been a Sr. Adjunct instructor at Park University teaching various management and government courses. He was awarded the 2011 Provost Excellence in Teaching Award for superior classroom instructional methods.

Billy holds a Master of Public Administration, Master of Management and various graduate level certificates. He has been published in various civilian and military publications regarding training and education.

Jeff Wilding

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Manager, Safety Improvement & Employee Qualification

Mark Taylor

ENMAX Corporation

Director, Field Resource Development

Chip Stanley

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Human Performance Specialist Senior

Mike L’Heureux

EPCOR Distribution and Transmission Inc.

Senior Manager, HSE Services

Diane Lancon

NW Natural

Safety Specialist
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As part of her role as a Safety Specialist at NW Natural, Diane heads up the ergonomics and soft tissue injury prevention programs. With her schooling in exercise physiology and kinesiology and her training in ergonomics, Diane is applies her knowledge of the body and how it should and shouldn’t work to evaluate and improve tools, equipment and work practices as well as to train employees in proper body mechanics. Diane has over 24 years of experience in the field of ergonomics, 16 of those with NW Natural.

Jonathan Santizo

NW Natural

Service Technician
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Jonathan Santizo is currently a Service Tech with NW Natural, having served 5 years in that position. He has almost 4 years as a Safety Representative where he has been actively involved as a peer trainer in Move Smart and Safety in Motion.
Jonathan has also served his local community as a volunteer firefighter for the last 8 years, and claims his passion for fitness and a healthy lifestyle drives his commitment to quality peer training. He wants to foster safety in the workplace so that everyone goes home physically and mentally well at the end of the day.

Ruben White

Southwest Gas Corporation

Specialist, Occupational Health & Safety
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Ruben White is an Occupational Health & Safety Specialist at Southwest Gas Corporation. He has worked in Environmental Health and Safety for 11 years, six of those working for OSHA. Ruben is a Chicago Cubs fan and loves baseball. He also enjoys deep-sea fishing.

Harish Shukla

Southern California Gas Company

Safety & Health Manager

Mike MacDonell

ATCO Gas

Safety Manager, Pipeline & Liquids Global Business Unit
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Mike MacDonell, despite years of trying, still hasn’t figured out how to keep everyone safe and needs your help. He believes strongly that when it comes to the noble pursuit of Safety, one must stay thirsty and steal shamelessly. Mike is the manager of Health & Safety at ATCO Pipelines & Liquids and calls the beautiful province of Alberta, Canada home where he resides with his wife Su, ten year old son D.J. and Scout (the dog).

Mike is a graduate of the University of Alberta where he attained both an Occupational Health and Safety Certificate (with Distinction) and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design. He holds a Canadian Registered Safety Professional designation.

Jeffrey Bailey

Puget Sound Energy

Safety Consultant
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Jeff Bailey is a Safety Health Work Practices Consultant at Puget Sound Energy. He has worked in energy industry for 29 years all at PSE. Jeff is an avid hiker and loves to spend much of his free time in the Cascade mountain range enjoying the views of Mt. Rainier, lakes and waterfalls. Oddly enough, Jeff has spent his entire life living in the Pacific NW and has yet to have dinner at the Space Needle.

Sean Cullinane

Idaho Power Company

Technical Skills Trainer
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Sean is an industry expert with 20 years of progressive experience in the electrical utility industry with Idaho Power who is called upon by customers to provide consulting, accident investigations, and special training due to his knowledge and expertise. Originally hired as a meter specialist, he quickly transitioned into a Lineman Apprentice, Journeyman Lineman, and a Troubleman. This progressive skill set was the perfect fit for the Technical Skills Trainer position he has held for the past two years.

Mark Maguire

Eugene Water & Electric Board

Safety Program Administrator
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Employed:
– International Paper – Nursery Superintendent (12 years)
– University of Oregon – Occupational Safety Officer & Construction Project Manager (16 years)
– EWEB – Safety Program Administrator (9 years)

Major Projects:
– Create, revise, distribute and implement organizational wide safety manual
– Create community based educational program focusing on construction /maintenance worker safe approach distances to high voltage line
– Vehicle incident reduction program
– Design and implement field and office staff ergonomic assessment program
– Create a behavioral based incident free safety culture involving all levels of the organization

Manny Albert

FortisAlberta

Director, Safety & Environment

Phil Smithers

Arizona Public Service Company

Director, Safety & Health Services

Chuck Trujillo

Southwest Gas Corporation

Adminstrator of Risk and Safety

Jim Duke

Idaho Power Company

Safety Director

Kimberly Harris

Puget Sound Energy

President and Chief Executive Officer