Upcoming APPA webinars focus on safety

American Public Power Association (APPA) will be offering two webinars July 31 and August 7 that focus on establishing a culture of safety at your utility and the new 2012 APPA safety manual, respectively.

Establishing a Utility Safety Culture

On July 31, participants will learn how to establish a “safety culture from top to bottom and how to transfer these strategies throughout the workplace, ensuring more effective safety supervision methodologies.” Speakers include Mike Byrd, supervisor, safety and training, and David Young, senior safety training specialist, both of ElectriCities of North Carolina.

Topics include:

  • Why a utility should have a safety program
  • Management support: why it’s needed and how to effectively show support
  • Types of safety meetings and their purpose
  • Individual responsibility

2012 Safety Manual Overview

On August 7, participants will receive an overview of APPA’s 2012 Safety Manual, which has set the public power standard for safety compliance information since 1955. Participants will be introduced to important changes effective with the 2012 edition as well as gain a better understanding of the manual overall and its fundamental applications to the electric utility industry. The webinar will also provide a preview of APPA’s full-day 2012 Safety Manual course scheduled for October 1 in Nashville, Tenn during the APPA Fall Institute.

Jon Beasley, superintendent of training and safety for Electric Cities of Georgia, Atlanta, Ga. is the featured speaker. Beasley will explain how the APPA Safety Manual helps establish the fundamentals of compliance and instill best practices to establish a commitment to a safe work culture for utility employees. Beasley will also discuss recent updates to the manual, including revisions and additions to the following sections: General Rules, Health and Environmental Control, Personal Protective Equipment and Electric Utility Operations.

Participants are recommended to have a copy of the 2012 manual to refer to during the webinar. APPA member attendees can purchase the manual for $10 and nonmembers can purchase it for $20.

Registration Information

Both webinars have a base cost of $89 for APPA members (including Heartland customers) and $179 for nonmembers. The cost of the 2012 APPA Safety Manual is not included in the base fee for the August 7 webinar. Both webinars will begin at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and will last approximately 90 minutes.

For more information or to register, click on the webinar titles above or visit www.APPAAcademy.org under Webinar Series. APPA encourages registrants to submit topics and questions prior to the webinar to ensure complete coverage. Please submit questions/topics to educationinfo@PublicPower.org.

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