Month: September 2018

Mapping Underground Utility Infrastructure

Mapping Underground Utility Infrastructure Nadine Buddoo | Utility Week The vast web of buried infrastructure across the UK is a challenge for the utility sector. Against a backdrop of shifting policy expectations and regulatory uncertainty, utility suppliers are under pressure to maintain this underground asset base while demonstrating consistently high levels of efficiency, safety and …

Mapping Underground Utility Infrastructure Read More »

Pennsylvania Utility Regulator Sharpens Focus on Cybersecurity Threats

Pennsylvania Utility Regulator Sharpens Focus on Cybersecurity Threats Rachel McDevitt | WHYY Pennsylvania’s utility regulator has created a new office to deal specifically with cybersecurity threats. The Public Utility Commission (PUC) already requires utility companies to have a cybersecurity plan in place. Officials said the new Office of Cybersecurity Compliance and Oversight will be better …

Pennsylvania Utility Regulator Sharpens Focus on Cybersecurity Threats Read More »

Nevada’s Public Utilities Commission Strengthens ‘Call Before You Dig’ Rules

Nevada’s Public Utilities Commission Strengthens ‘Call Before You Dig’ Rules Carson Now The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada this week approved new regulations related to state “Call Before You Dig” requirements for residential and commercial excavation projects. Prior regulations required residential and commercial excavators to call 811 prior to digging. 811 is a free service …

Nevada’s Public Utilities Commission Strengthens ‘Call Before You Dig’ Rules Read More »

Mart Man Threatens Utility Workers, Fires Shots

Mart Man Threatens Utility Workers, Fires Shots Kristin Hoppa | Waco Tribune-Herald The McLennan County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Tuesday morning outside Mart after he allegedly fired rifle rounds at utility workers who were repairing a water line, Sheriff Parnell McNamara said. A concerned Mart resident called McLennan County authorities at about 8 a.m. …

Mart Man Threatens Utility Workers, Fires Shots Read More »

Norwich Public Utilities Crew Wins Lineworker Rodeo

Norwich Public Utilities Crew Wins Lineworker Rodeo The Day A three-man team of Norwich Public Utilities lineworkers has won the Lineworkers Rodeo for the third consecutive year. The annual event, hosted by the New England Public Power Association, was held in Littleton, Mass. Sept. 20 and 21. The three NPU participants were Grahm Andruskiewicz, Will …

Norwich Public Utilities Crew Wins Lineworker Rodeo Read More »

CEPA Releases 2018 Transmission Pipeline Industry Performance Report

CEPA Releases 2018 Transmission Pipeline Industry Performance Report Benzinga The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) today released its 2018 Transmission Pipeline Industry Performance Report, highlighting how CEPA’s members are performing in the areas of safety, the environment and socio-economic priorities. “We are proud of our industry’s performance and how we are prepared to respond in the unlikely …

CEPA Releases 2018 Transmission Pipeline Industry Performance Report Read More »

Sunoco’s Incidents, Fines and Shutdowns Fuel Residents’ Safety Concerns

Sunoco’s Incidents, Fines and Shutdowns Fuel Residents’ Safety Concerns John Hurdle | WITF As Sunoco nears the planned opening of its Mariner East 2 pipeline across Pennsylvania, opponents say the company’s nationwide construction record over more than a decade heightens concerns about the safety of the natural gas liquids line. The company’s claims that the …

Sunoco’s Incidents, Fines and Shutdowns Fuel Residents’ Safety Concerns Read More »

New from OSHA: Trenching Safety Resources

New from OSHA: Trenching Safety Resources Safety and Health Magazine OSHA has released an updated QuickCard and a public service announcement video intended to raise awareness of trenching safety, after a recent increase in trench-related worker deaths. According to the agency, 23 construction workers were killed in trench collapses in 2016, surpassing the combined total from 2014 and 2015. The QuickCard …

New from OSHA: Trenching Safety Resources Read More »