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Fall 2014 Agenda

October 30, 2014


8:00 AM - 09:00AM

OSHA - Local and Federal Updates

Chuck Keller, Snell and Wilmer

Chuck will kick off our conference with the latest news regarding OSHA and its impact on Arizona utilities.


Focus will be on the:

  • New OSHA reporting requirements that go into effect on January 1, 2015

  • Update on Federal OSHA action to take over the Arizona State plan



930 AM -10:30 AM

Minimum Approach Distances for Transmission

Presenter - Jim Vaughn, Safety Director

Atkinson Power


Review of the new OSHA standards and changes to minimum approach distrance (MAD) rules. 

  • Review of MAD in IEEE516

  • The basis for the new OSHA standards

  • How minimum approach distances are calculated

  • Defining multi-phase exposures


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

OSHA 1910.269

Presenter Brian Erga, President, Electrical Safety Consultants International, Inc. (ESCI)


Intrepretation and application of OSHA 1910.269 and Subpart V.


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Capacitor Bank Installations

Presenter - Mike Dyer, SRP


OH and UG – Current issues

Safety, technology and application



2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

US Department Homeland Security

Presenter Christine Figueroa - Protectice Security Advisor 


3:00 PM -3:30 PM

Knowledge Keeper

Presenter Ky Bradley. APS


3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Reptile and Snakes of Arizona

Presenter Clint Miller, APS 



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October 31, 2014


07:45 AM - 09:00 AM

Leadership - Personality Profiling

Presenter - Patty Wyatt, GirlfriendIt and TEP


Tips to understanding your team and lead them to success.


09:00 AM to 0945 AM

Environmental Hot topics

Presenters - Chuck Komadina and Monette Greer, TEP and Wendy Crites, SRP.


  • Asbestos - Monette Greer

  • PCBs - Chuck Komadina

  • PM-10/Fugitive Dust Air Quality Regulations & Permitting Requirements in Maricopa & Pinal County, Wendy Crites


10:00 AM to 11:15 AM

Safety Round Table Overview

Pole Top Rescue, Fall Awareness and Incident Trends Among Utilities


SRP - Cody Sandoval  and Dan Jones

APS - Pat McFarland and Lester Pate

TEP - David White


11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

AUSA Business and Close

AUSA Business

  1. Financial Report

  2. Business Report

  3. Survey and Prize Drawings




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