CUSP Certification

The Utility Safety & Ops Leadership Network - USOLN is an industry organization serving utilities, contractors and communication providers. The group is working together to establish strong safety leadership, a reliable Certified Utility Safety Professional certification program, professional development courses and networking resources.

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Certified Utility Safety Professional

The Certified Utility Safety Professional certification program is the only program that offers safety leadership credentials to utilities, related contractors and communication providers. The CUSP program offers two levels of certification.  The CUSP-Blue is intended for front-line safety leaders...typically (but not limited to) Supervisors, Foreman and Operations Management. The CUSP-Green certification is intended for Utility Safety Directors and Managers.cusp-logo

 

The CUSP program is operated by the Utility Safety & Ops Leadership Network - USOLN.  To learn more about this fast growing, highly respected program, please click here and you'll be redirected to www.usoln.org

 

 

Safety Management

Utility safety management is no easy job. Managing personnel, staying current on leg/reg issues, understanding record keeping processes and policy enforcement are only a few of the areas Incident Prevention provides in-depth coverage.

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Personal Protective Equipment

OSHA requires the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to reduce employee exposure to hazards. FR Clothing, Gloves, Head Protection, Eyewear and Protective Footwear are all PPE.  The  articles listed below discuss their proper use and maintenance. Attend iP Safety Conference & Expo to learn more about the latest PPE products.

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Tailgate Safety Topics

Tailgate meetings are a critical communication component of any strong utility safety program. Incident Prevention supplies the utility industry with topics for these important meetings. Each article can be printed out for use in the field or emailed to your crews.

Tailgate Safety Topic articles

Worksite Safety

Daily hazards face utility and contractor work crews. Understanding the risks involved, knowing the proper procedures, building a strong culture of open communication and constant awareness will prevent incidents. Our articles on aerial work, underground construction, grounding techniques, high-voltage risks provide utility workers a better understanding of the task at hand.  iP Safety Conferences are another great resource for understanding hazards.

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Reader Profiles

Building an effective safety culture requires strong safety leadership.  The iP reader profiles features utility industry safety managers who know what it takes to overcome obstacles that brings their workers home each and every day.

Reader Profile articles

Leadership Development

As our current utility workforce retires, new utility safety leaders are coming onboard all of the time.  Incident Prevention is here to assist in the development of their leadership skills.  Managing people, understanding generational differences, building strong communications skills, establishing accountability are just a few of the subject areas covered in the magazine and at iP Safety Conferences.

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Equipment Operations

Safe equipment operations is required on every jobsite.  Utility work requires the use of cranes, derricks, buckets, trenchers, dozers and more.  Learn about the hazards associated with equipment operations in the articles featured below.

 Equipment Operations articles

Grounding

Grounding systems are designed so they provide the necessary safety functions. Understanding different grounding methods is critical for utility workers.  Incident Preventions relies upon industry experts to author these much needed articles.  For better insight on grounding methods used in the field you may want to attend iP Safety Conference and hear their in-depth presentations.

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