AUSA 2016 Conference Agenda So Far!!

November 08, 2016

Latest on OSHA - Chuck Keller from Snell and Wilmer

Chuck Keller returns to give us the latest updates on OSHA from a local and federal perspective.

November 08, 2016

Underground MV Cable Installation Best Practices- Campbell Rogers, Condux International

Underground cable is often referred as the backbone of a utilities distribution system. Cable failure can cause disruption in service leaving customers in the dark and causing system wide disturbances. A lot of time failures can be traced back to issues caused by improper cable installation methods.

From installing mule tape with a duct rodder to operating a 12,000lb pulling trailer, this presentation will review the different techniques for installing underground cable properly and safely. Every successful job starts with good planning and preparation. Starting with developing pulling calculations to duct proofing, we will review resources that can be utilized before cable pulling even begins. There are many tools out on the market, so choosing the proper solution for the job can be confusing. During the presentation we will review some of these options and discuss when each should be implemented on a jobsite. In addition to tools, there are installation recommendations available from other industry leaders like lube and cable manufactures. We will take a look at these and discuss how they can be achieved using specialty equipment that is out on the market. Attendees will leave with a greater knowledge of underground cable installation practices that they can directly apply on the jobsite.

November 08, 2016

Enhancing Electric Grid Security and Automation Utilizing Intelligent Video Monitoring - Richard Harada, Systems with Inteligence

  1.        Recap of recent Electric Grid physical security breaches

  2.        Industry Regulatory Update

    •    NERC CIP

    •    IEEE

  3.        Video Monitoring in the Substation

    •    Examples of video analytics

      •   Physical Security

      •   Asset Management

    •    Design requirements

  4.        Advanced applications for Grid Operations

  5.        Summary

November 08, 2016

When a Ship Misses the Harbor, It’s Rarely the Harbor’s Fault® - Neil Dempster

As the title suggests, there’s a renewed sense of accountability surrounding the actions and behaviors of people within organizations.  And nowhere is this more obvious than within industries where everyone is being asked to do more with less, adapt to constant change, increase efficiency (without compromising quality), work better together as a team, and be a continuous learner–all while keeping people safe and incident-free.  Sound familiar?  If you’re tired of theory-only sessions, this high-energy, fun and content-rich presentation is guaranteed to provide you with the practical, common-sense knowledge to achieve greater results (both individually and within a team environment).  During this 'immediately-implementable' presentation, Neil Dempster will share why organizations like NASA use his Course Correction™ and Nothing Succeeds Like Failure™ methods to help them innovate faster than the speed of change.  Neil will have you laughing one minute and re-thinking your entire workday the next.

November 08, 2016

Skin Cancer – Cause and Effect presented by R. Fletcher Rich

Skin Cancer is a serious workplace issue affecting thousands of workers each year. According to the American Cancer Society “Skin Cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US.” This session will explore UV Radiation and how it affects us. We will touch on Skin Cancer proper prevention, FDA regulations, and the active ingredients in sunscreen. Join Industrial Sunscreen in an informative and sometimes scary look at the real-life hazard we all take for granted-exposure to the sun!

November 08, 2016

Ergnomics - Field and Office presented by Bob Bement, APS

Bob Bement from APS will discuss their approach to industrial and office ergnomics. 

November 08, 2016

Fire Management on National Forest Lands - APS

APS will discuss their fire management strategy. More to come soon.

November 08, 2016

Hospitality Suite - Hosted by Altec and Mission Palms

Join us for the Hoepitality Suite hosted by Altec and Mission Palms. 

Date - November 8th from 5;30pm to 8:30pm

Location - Mission Palms in Tempe at the Terrace (by the pool)

November 09, 2016

The MULTIPLIER Effect™ - Neil Dempster

Wednesday morning Neil Dempster will ‘kick-start’ the session by challenging us to greatness.  He will demonstrate through humorous ‘real-life’ scenarios and thought-provoking stories and anecdotes that mindset will trump skillset any day of the week.  This presentation will include Neil’s Incremental Improvement (I2) methodology that’s been implemented in dozens of organizations worldwide.  If you have any role in building and sustaining a culture of productivity in your organization (and who doesn’t?), this is one session you can't afford to miss!

November 09, 2016

Safety Round Table Recap - Safety Round Table Leaders

Lester Pate from APS and John Dungan from TRICO will share an overview of the Monday Safety Round Table with the AUSA conference attendees.

November 09, 2016

Latest connector requirements from ANSI C119 - Mike Dyer, SRP

Mike Dyer, Sr. Executive Engineer at SRP, will return to discuss the latest connector requirements from ANSI C119. 

November 09, 2016

Transmission Patrolling using Drones - Scott Alfred, APS

Scott Alfred, from APS, will provide an overview of APS's drone patrol program and share their journey to leveraging this technology in the field effectively. 

November 09, 2016

Vault Replacement Systems presented by Vahe Karamardian

Vahe Karamardian with the Voltek Division of Armorcast Products will present on vault replacement systems that are applied to existing decaying concrete vaults.  

November 09, 2016

Breaking Bad - Five Top Communications Habits to Break - Patty Wyatt

Patty Wyatt returns to provide another leadership series - Breaking Bad - Five Top Communication Habits to Break with the group.

November 09, 2016

Active Shooter Personal Safety Bullying in the Workplace - Jimmy Stewart, TEP

JImmy Stewart, TEP, will lead a discussion on their active shooter program. He will discuss the major contributing factors leading to work place violence - bullying and harassment. They will also include a component about domestic violence spilling over as well that may contribute to bullying at the work place.

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