By - Jon Brown

Leadership Tactics for Identifying Hazards & Mitigating Risks
April 2-3, 2020 | Denver, CO

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Fundamentals of Electrical Safety Hazards and Prevention, March 31-1, 2020 in Denver, CO

The electric utility industry has focused on training all workers in the details and proficiency of the skill set. Apprentices become Journeymen, Journeymen become Foremen, Foremen become Supervisors. However, there is little training on leadership and the inherent risks natural to humans. The subject matter in this course provides information that can be recognized later to allow the individual to see patterns that are forming and therefore prevent hazard and risk.

Through this 2-day course, attendees will investigate and assess current safety practices regarding insight and human inherent limitations, as well as determine the efficacy of the current status of job briefings and prepare a strategy for safety differently. They will gain a deeper understanding of how humans think and how to mitigate risk, as well as the model behaviors that are more likely to make a difference in the workplace. This program will explore current “norms’ and behaviors for job-briefs and accident investigations in the Electric Utility Industry. It will also cover hazards associated with the job, job briefs and job brief discussions, work procedures involved, special precautions, energy-source controls, and personal protective equipment requirements.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Discuss the dangerous drivers of human behavior in the utility industry and identify “blind spots”
  • View accident and incident investigations differently, avoiding confirmation bias, and outcome bias
  • Contrast suppressing errors with promoting insight and providing pathways to worker engagement
  • Review the “Activation Phenomenon” and how to recognize human engagement
  • Establish critical events or critical path events and create a job brief environment that produces the best opportunity for insight to these events
  • Discuss teaching styles that create engagement (command task, reciprocal arrangement, guided discovery, and problem solving)
  • Identify how to make “connections” by asking questions instead of “telling”
  • Identify facts of brain physiology and how environment, stress, sleep, workload, and social interaction affect our decisions



EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.4 CEUs for this event.


Requirements for Successful Completion of Program 

Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit. 

Instructional Methods

PowerPoint presentations, interactive group exercise, and group discussion will be used during this course. 


Thursday, April 2, 2020

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. :: Job Brief Scenario Exercise

  • Understanding OSHA 1926.952b
    • Hazards associated with the job
    • Work procedures involved
    • Special precautions
    • Energy-source controls
    • Personal protective equipment requirements
  • Create Job Brief Scenario Using and Abiding OSHA Requirements

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. :: Job Brief Examples in Linework

  • OSHA Document Requirements for Linework Job Briefs (Video of Briefs)
  • NFPA 70 Documents
    • Engagement
    • Crew relationship roles
    • Effects of rumination, aggravation, and contempt
  • Fundamentals of Attribution Error in Electric Utility Industry
  • Mind Mapping Exercise
  • Leadership
    • Command
    • Task
    • Reciprocal
    • Guided discovery
    • Problem solving

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: The Brain and Heuristic Traps

  • Priming and Anchoring
  • The Renshaw Cow
  • Einstein: Hollow Mask Illusion
  • Inattentional Blindness

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. :: Accident Investigations (Group Exercise)

  • Review Incident with Injury or Fatality
  • Report Findings
    • What is the cause and lesson learned?
    • Does the investigation identify “cause” of behavior, complacency, or loss of concentration?

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. :: Review

Friday, April 3, 2020

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast 

8:30 – 10: 30 a.m. :: Practical Drift, Critical Path, and Activation Phenomenon

  • Practical drift
  • Critical path
  • Activation phenomenon
    • What to know and when to know it
    • Speaking up
    • Mind mapping
    • Engagement
    • Questions vs. “Telling”

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Role Play Engagement Exercises

  • Connecting, engaging, and confirming

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. :: Review of Day 1 Job Brief Exercise

2:00 – 4: 00 p.m. :: Creating Engagement Job Brief Exercises


Bill Martin, Northline Utilities / Northeast Live Line

Bill has over 40 years in the electric utility business, including positions as Safety Director, Area Manager, Line Mechanic Hot Stick/Foreman, and Certified Utility Safety Professional. He has had success in steering cultures from the front end instead of reacting to the consequences of the back end, which he centers on providing strategies to achieve better results through better understanding of what drives our decisions.


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