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Ned Smith - AEP Training

Equipotential Grounding at AEP

Equipotential Grounding at AEP America's line workers respond to outages every day. The recent snow and ice storms left customers in the dark for several days. Do you remember the hurricanes of 2005? They destroyed entire electrical systems along the Gulf coast. While working "at home," line workers have a consistent environment of personnel, safety rules, work procedures and construction standards. Protecting themselves from unexpected hazards is part of the everyday job. The hazards are there, but the people they work with, as well as the work procedures they use, are safe and familiar. However, the mutual assistance agreements developed...
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Parrish Taylor

Bridging Communication Gaps

As a safety professional, it's your responsibility to protect your firm's human capital.
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Seth Skydel

Dreams Can Become Reality: SDG&E Flex Center

Just as classroom training helps people acquire necessary knowledge, SDG&E's FLEX Center prepares them for the physical aspects of their jobs.
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Tyrone Tonkinson, Ph.D., P.E.

Tips for Improving Incident Investigation Interviews- Part 2: Contact Time

Tips for Improving Incident Investigation Interviews, Part 2: Contact Time Assuming you have adequately prepared for conducting incident investigation interviews (see "The Art of Interviewing, Part 1: Preparation" in the January/ February 2007 issue of Incident Prevention), a primary objective for live interviews is to help interviewees reveal the deeper reasons why the incident occurred. The evidence you collect will tell you what happened. In other words, you don't just ask what happened, you interview the people involved to find out why things happened. The following tips can help successful incident investigation interviews: PUT THE PERSON AT EASE This is...
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