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Safety By Design


Activate Your Safety Process Through Distance Learning
Each Session is a one-hour webinar designed to engage students through polls, questions, and on-line responses. All sessions are at 11:00 am EST

Who should participate in the webinar series?

Anyone who works in electric power operations.

How can these sessions be used?

Supplement safety meeting topics, on-going safety training and to provide a baseline level of education in regard to designing for safety within an electric power organization.


SD-1 Risk Assessment and Job Briefings

This session is designed to highlight the importance of identifying hazards and assigning risk when performing work.

  • Identify System Hazards and Associated Risk
  • Explain the Purpose of a Job Briefing and Describe Job Briefing Requirements

SD-2 Flames and Electric Arcs

This session will highlight the importance of assessing work with potential electric arc exposures and developing effective controls for personal protection.

  • Assess workplace for hazards from flames or electric arcs
  • Describe methods to determine incident energy level
  • Describe Arc Protective Equipment Clothing Requirements
  • Communicate Care and Maintenance of Arc Protective Equipment

SD-3 Safety Performance Improvement Human Performance Simplified

This session will give an overview of human performance principles and tools that can be used to identify and reduce errors in the workplace.

How well an organization performs is directly impacted by how well individuals on the team perform.  But what does “performance” really mean and how is it impacted by safety?  Serious incidents most often happen because a human being made a decision to do or not do something. 

  • Define what is an error and what is not
  • Identify error-likely situations
  • Implement Human Performance Tools to reduce errors

SD-4 Fall Protection Systems

This session will define fall protection systems and describe the appropriate use of each system.

  • Define Fall Restraint Systems, Work Positioning Systems and Fall Arrest Systems
  • Describe the Use of Fall Restraint Systems, Work Positioning Systems and Fall Arrest Systems

SD-5 Safety Drift NOD- Normalization of Deviation

This session will define safety drift, the importance of understanding when and how it occurs and what can be done to eliminate safety drift

  • Learn methods to increase situational awareness during work planning and performance
  • Recognize factors that influence safety drift and risk tolerance
  • Learn methods to eliminate safety drift and risk tolerance as they occur

SD-6 Confined Spaces

This session will define confined spaces and will address safe entry procedures that must be maintained.

  • Define confined spaces and understand requirements for permit required confined spaces
  • Identify atmospheric and other hazards that may be present in a confined space
  • Learn safe entry methods


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Pam Tompkins

Pam Tompkins is President and CEO of SET Solutions, LLC. She is a 40-year veteran in the electric utility industry. Pam is a founding member of the USOLN (Utility Safety and Ops Leadership Network) and presently serves on the executive board.

She is a regular contributor to the iP magazine and other industry safety journals. As a member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) and ASSP (American Society of Safety Professionals), Pam has authored and presented technical papers on electric power safety issues at Electric Safety Workshops, national conferences, and Department of Energy EFOCG meetings.

Pam worked in the utility industry for over 20 years and has provided electric power safety consulting for the last 18 years throughout North America, Caribbean and Central America. She has supported utilities, contractors and other organizations operating electric power systems in designing and maintaining safety improvement methods and strategies for organizational excellence. She is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), a Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP), a Certified Utility Safety Administrator (CUSA) and an OSHA authorized instructor. 

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Matt Edmonds

Matt Edmonds is Vice President of SET Solutions, LLC. He is a Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP), a Certified Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST), a Certified Instructional Trainer (CIT) and a published author with over 15 years of safety management experience. He is also an OSHA authorized instructor for General Industry and Construction standards.

Matt provides specialty safety management services for construction, general industries, and electric power organizations throughout the United States. He has been instrumental in the development of training courses designed for electric power organizations including OSHA 10- and 30-hour courses and NFPA 70E electrical training and program development services.

Matt presently works with utilities and contractors to provide technical and safety specific training, safety perception surveys, site audits and assessments, Root Cause Analysis and safety process evaluation and program development.

SET Solutions Electric Power Safety Consultants offer a broad spectrum of assessments, consulting and training services to provide safety solutions for a global workplace.

Our tools and support help you build and manage a sustainable safety system. SET Solutions is a full service safety management company that offers specialized assessment, consulting and training services for the electric power industry.
“SET Solutions provided an excellent 1910.269 OSHA assessment for our Corporation. Pam was attentive to detail, had a wealth of industry knowledge, and provided insightful feedback.”
– Jay H., Director of Safety & Technical Training