October 14-17, 2020
Overland Park, Kansas

Free to All Attendees

The ILR Safety & Training Conference is a one and a half-day learning experience that offers speaker presentations, training demonstrations and roundtable discussions. The ILRA is committed to help promote work safe practices that improve the safe performance of line work. All attendees are invited to come hear from industry experts on hot topics evolving in the electric utility industry.

Make plans now to arrive early and join us for this information packed event.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
8:00 am - 10:00 am

What is Situational Awareness and Why Does it Matter for Linemen?

Most linemen know, intuitively, that strong situational awareness is an important aspect of worksite safety. However, many do not understand what situational awareness is, how it is developed and how it can erode while working in a high risk, high consequence environment. This program provides you with a working definition for situational awareness and explains how it is developed. Specific examples of barriers that can erode awareness will be shared.

Dr. Richard Gasaway

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
10:15 am - 11:15 am

Panel Session, Field Problems & Lessons Learned from Storm Restoration

Max Fuentes

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How Important is Raptor Protection

Eric Johnson, Evergy

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Preparing for Hostile Events

Stefan Salmonson, Protective Services

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Safer Inspections with Augmented Reality

Safety is the first thought on a lineman’s’ mind when they start the day and the last thought as they finish their work. As such, it is paramount that the utility industry give our linemen tools to improve their safety and work experience. When wearable technologies are combined with the right software; a lineman’s safety can be increased while improving their productive and overall experience in the field. Burns & McDonnell has partnered with Manitoba Hydro International to deploy VisualSpection software on RealWear HMT devices. This presentation will examine the positive impacts to safety this partnership has created, as well as, the improved productivity field users have experienced. Use cases from multiple utilities will be presented and discussed.

Zach Wassenberg

Thursday, October 17, 2019
8:30 am - 10:30 am

Keeping Safety Simple

Carl Potter

Thursday, October 17, 2019
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Personal Injury - The Buried Truth Uncovered

Eric Giguere