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Serious Injury and Fatality (SIF) Prevention in the Utility Industry - Moving Beyond Assessment to Implementation

Moving Beyond Assessments to Implementation

The utilities industry requires leadership at all levels to personally pay attention to the SIF Prevention Process on an ongoing basis. The primary reason is that utilities is one of the few industries where workers are required to interact with energized, high voltage equipment to do their job. In fact, the workforce of most major utility organizations work on transmission and distribution lines, most of which are live.

Despite understanding how exposures can cause great harm, leadership may ignore important warning signs or the culture may not value speaking up when exposures are present.

It is up to the full leadership of an organization to create a safety culture where leaders understand the SIF potential of human performance. A manager or supervisor or even a top company leader may recognize the need for a SIF prevention program, but unless the executive team is on board, it will fail. Effective SIF control requires a verification process of critical controls combined with transformational discussions with employees about the importance of SIF Exposure identification and mitigation and why there is no acceptable risk or exposure when it comes to working with high voltage electricity.

The white paper, “Serious Injury and Fatality (SIF) Prevention in the Utility Industry - Moving Beyond Assessment to Implementation,” explores:

  • The benefits of SIF Prevention Implementation.
  • How the SIF Implementation Strategy and Process works.
  • How to customize the SIF Implementation Strategy and Process for your company.
  • The potential leadership challenges associated with SIF implementation and how to overcome them.