OSHA Power Standards Update Roundtable Discussion (VOD)

$ 49.00




As organizations continue to adapt to comply with the recent changes to OSHA 1910 & 1926 standards, there is still confusion about how to properly comply with certain areas of the new rules. This roundtable session—filmed at the August 2015 Utility Safety Conference—offers some additional compliance insight and interpretation. Joining the panel discussion are four leading utility safety experts: Danny Raines, Pam Tompkins, R. Scott Young and Rick Tobey.


  • More about paragraphs N & Q of the grounding rules
  • What the rules say about undergarment rules
  • How to clear up confusion regarding confined spaces versus enclosed spaces
  • About issues relating to employers being required to provide MAD


Danny RainesRaines Utility Safety Solutions
Danny Raines, CUSP, is a transmission and distribution safety consultant who retired from Georgia Power after 40 years of service and opened Raines Utility Safety Solutions, providing compliance training, risk assessments and safety observation programs. He is an affiliate instructor at Georgia Tech Research Center OSHA Outreach in Atlanta, an at-large board member of the Utility Safety & Ops Leadership Network and a regular contributor to Incident Prevention magazine.

Pam Tompkins, SET Solutions
Pam is the President of SET Solutions, LLC, a safety management consulting firm located in Lexington, SC. She has worked in the electric utility industry for over 34 years providing safety and training process development. She regularly provides employee development consulting services to electric utilities for the development of organized training progressions, to ensure employee success. Pam has extensive experience in developing safety processes to identify and abate electric hazards, including employee shock and arc potentials for all types of work processes. She regularly works for companies throughout the U.S. and Caribbean.

R. Scott Young, Industrial Safety Institute
Scott is the owner of Industrial Safety Institute. He has worked in the electric utility industry for 27 years and has extensive experience in high-voltage substation operation and maintenance. Scott has developed a number of utility-related technical and safety training programs. In 2005, he formed the Industrial Safety Institute, which specializes in electrical technical training for high-voltage substations as well as OSHA compliance training. The institute – whose instructors have worldwide experience in the electric utility and safety industry – also offers on-site safety audit and inspection services, and training program evaluations and recommendations.

Rick TobeyInstitute for Safety in Powerline Construction
Rick Tobey’s 41 years experience in the electric utility industry has been broadly influenced. He began his Apprentice Lineman training with IBEW and Florida Power and Light, in 1965 and quickly rose through the ranks to Working Foreman, Trouble Investigator, Switching/Training Coordinator to Operations Supervisor to Lead Supervisor of Safety. He went on to focus on training and safety, initially with a large regional contractor, then later as Manager of Safety and Loss Prevention for a nationally based contractor. Currently, Rick is an independent consultant, affiliated with ISPC and has successfully performed a number of projects with both contractors and utilities. These projects have included, Transmission Hot Stick Training, Lineman Assessment Evaluations, Program Development for a Line Training School, Safety Policy Development and Proper Cover-up Training.

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