Safety Strategy + Policy

Meet the Safety Strategy + Policy PDT. Learn more about the Safety Summit. Participation in this track is restricted to senior leaders of utility companies.

All session times are listed in Pacific time.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

10:30 AM – 10:35 AM
Safety Moment
Speaker: Mike Boise, Safety Manager, MDU Utilities Group

10:35 AM – 11:30 AM
Innovative Solutions for Dealing with COVID-19
Facilitator: John McMahon, Director Safety, Training & Fleet, FortisBC
All participants are encouraged to share innovative ways your company is dealing with safety during the pandemic.

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Contractor Safety Advances at Cascade Natural
Speaker: Mike Boise, Safety Manager, MDU Utilities Group

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Contractor Safety
Speaker: Charles Keller, Partner, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P
Get the latest information on contractor safety from an expert in this specific area of employment law. Learn from the best then join the conversation on issues ranging from OSHA regulations to industry relations.

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Contractor Safety Roundtable
Facilitator: Mike Boise, Safety Manager, MDU Utilities Group
We invite everyone to share best practices and seek solutions to challenges you’re experiencing in this area.

2:15 PM – 4:00 PM
Leading Indicator Statistics + Developments
Speakers: John McMahon, Director Safety, Training & Fleet, FortisBC
Manny Albert, Director, Safety & Environment, FortisAlberta Inc.
Phil Smithers, Director, Safety & Health Services, Arizona Public Service Company
Over the past few years a number of WEI member companies have been tracking consistent LI metrics.  Learn what those numbers are for this year as well as hear about the Fortis Group initiative to implement Leading Indicators across ten companies.  We’ll also get an update in the work the Edison Electric Institute is doing around Leading Indicators.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

9:00 AM – 9:05 AM
Safety Moment

9:05 AM – 11:00 AM
Incident Reviews
Speakers: Manny Albert, Director, Safety & Environment, FortisAlberta Inc.
Phil Smithers, Director, Safety & Health Services, Arizona Public Service Company
Learn about the Cable Manhole Fire Event and McMicken Battery Fire Event which Arizona Public Service suffered in 2019 as well as a Serious Injury or Fatality Potential event that occurred at FortisAlberta.  The reviews will cover corrective actions and learnings as well as the high level details of the events.