June 2018 – Two Harbors, MN

Business Meeting Information

QSI Roll Call

Agenda

January 2018 Meeting Minutes (proposed) – pdf

June 2018 Meeting Minutes (proposed) – pdf

Treasurer’s Report June 2018

Committee Reports

QSI Membership Committee Report

QSI Standards and Regulations Report

QSI JSA Project Committee Report

QSI Awards Committee Report

QSI Website Committee Report

QSI Nominating Committee Report

Host Committee Report

QSI Committee Assignments – Jan 2018

QSI Scholarship Committee Report June 2018

BYLAW AND OPERATING RULES – UPDATED JANUARY 2016

June 2016 Approved Revisions – Bylaws and Operating Rules – pdf

June 2016 Approved Revisions – Bylaws and Operating Rules – Word

Program Sharing

Mike Mead – North Dakota

Downed Pole

Electrician Incident

Near Miss 6-4

Near Miss

Roger Nelson – Nebraska

ATSSA’s Work Zone Safety App – Video

#5 MUTCD

Work Zone Safety – Legal Aspects

Brad Pecinovsky – Iowa/Minnesota

Explosives Review

Lidia Daniels – Minnesota

Photography Log

Photographing a Scene

Photo Log

Material List for Investigative Photography

Investigative Photography Assessment

Accidents for Exercise

Workbook for Investigative Photo

Tips for Taking Photos

Sketch 2

Sketch 1

Quiz Investigative Photography

Quiz Investigative Photography Answers

Photography of a Crime Scene

Jason Smith – South Carolina

Hazardous Recognition Program

LOTO pdf

Major Storm Plan 2018

Walking Working Surfaces

Annual Security

BEC Chainsaw Safety

Berkely Safety Response

Todd Solomon – Montana

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Bleeding Control Basic Instruction

Distracted Driving Awareness

Motorcycle Awareness Month

Roger Wenning – Indiana

PPE Presentation

Pole Loading / Unloading

What Does a Burn Really Cost

Bill Wibberg – Missouri

Zero Plant – Copper Theft

Silica Dust Presentation – by Byron Crutcher, AECI

Joe McElroy – Michigan

Fundamentals of Linework

Jerry Nielsen – Texas

Care and Protection of AR

Hypothermia

Phase to Phase

How One Small Meeting Turned into a Big Idea

How One Small Meeting Turned into a Big Idea

54 years ago, a few electric utility safety professionals from four Midwestern states gathered together to share challenges and ideas in promoting safety and formed Quad State Instructors, Inc. Today, more than 120 QSI members hail from 22 states and the organization holds two conferences per year where attendees can exchange information and solutions, upgrade skills and collaborate on training programs and best practices. Members are primarily electric utility safety professionals serving electric cooperatives and municipal utilities.

Led by an elected executive team of four members, Quad State Instructors has a long-standing mission to collaborate, promote and continuously identify best practices in safety and risk management that will provide its members the tools and resources necessary to effectively enhance their individual organization and community safety programs. All QSI conferences, committees and projects are organized around the fundamental value of increasing safety awareness and education through a variety of trainings, discussions and presentations from experts in the safety field.

Membership continues to grow year over year, and members can earn 15 continuing education credits for attending a QSI conference. Networking and program sharing are the benefits that really set this organization apart. QSI also maintains an online archive with hundreds of programs developed for use in utilities. QSI members sit on many different committees and contribute to an array of different programs, making a difference in the safety of thousands of utility employees at cooperatives and municipalities across the United States.

“I’ve worked in the electric utility industry for over 30 years, and I’ve been involved with several groups that promote safe work practices and technical training. The Quad State Instructors is by far the most dedicated team I have been affiliated with.  QSI’s commitment to getting our utility personnel home safely each and every day is second to none,” remarked QSI vice chair Matt Pociask, who serves as a job training and safety instructor with the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives.

Over the years, QSI has collaborated with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), Federated Rural Insurance, and the National Utility Training & Safety Education Association (NUTSEA) on projects and ventures, including the original safety accreditation program, assisting in the development of annual inspection criteria with Federated Insurance, creating a model safety program, compiling a comprehensive list of job safety analyses, developing OSHA compliance documents, and various technical projects.

QSI continually works to develop relationships with vendors and manufacturers in the utility field; these partnerships keep members informed on trends and new technologies.

***The above was submitted to IP magazine for publication.

January 2018 – Green Bay, WI

Business Meeting Information

QSI Roll Call

Agenda

June 2017 Meeting Minutes – pdf

January 2018 Meeting Minutes (proposed) – pdf

Treasurer’s Report Winter 2018

Committee Reports

QSI Membership Committee Report

QSI Standards and Regulations Report

QSI Project Committee Report

QSI Awards Committee Report

QSI Website Committee Report

QSI Nominating Committee Report

Host Committee Report

QSI Committee Assignments – Jan 2018

QSI Scholarship Committee Report

BYLAW AND OPERATING RULES – UPDATED JANUARY 2016

June 2016 Approved Revisions – Bylaws and Operating Rules – pdf

June 2016 Approved Revisions – Bylaws and Operating Rules – Word

Program Sharing

Steve Siemens – Siemens People Builders

– Where Your Focus Goes Your Energy Flows

Jerry Nielson – Texas

-PEC Ladder PPT

-Mobile Ladder Safety Rules

-Ladder Incident

-Identifying Apprentices by Color Coding

Tailboard Form

Bill Wibberg – Missouri

-QSI History and Website

-Winching Safety

-Extracting Stuck Equipment Safely – Purdue University

-Contact Accident Review – Jan 2018

Lance  Burke – Wisconsin

Dairyland Job Briefing and Meeting Form

Dairyland Meeting Form Updated

Chance Tester Pics

Kori Hilderbrand – Nebraska

Step Potential Accident

Rob Pierce – Nebraska

Safety When Working Alone

Confined Space Retraining

Collecting Your System’s History

Steve Savon – Ohio

What Motivates You

Todd Solomon – Montana 

Fire Extinguisher Training

Cold and Flu Training

Brian O’Bannon

Safety Planning

Winter Safety Briefing

Lori Read – Minnesota

Emergency Contracting

Utility Repair Fact Sheet

Debris Removal Contracting

Debris Removal Contracting Attachment

NIMS Mutual Aid Guideline

NIMS NQS Guideline

Chad Briese – Minnesota

MN Incident Presentation

Ben Bella – Wisconsin

Attitude

Scott Meinecke – Iowa

Voltage Regulation

Kodi Swafford – Indiana

Program Share

Rick Kyte – VITERBO University

Ethical Decision Making in Safety

Heidi Jackson

The Power of Employee Engagement

Matt Pociask – Iowa

Visual JSA – Project Update

Karcz

Karcz URD Inspection Presentation pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2017 – Bismark, ND

Business Meeting Information

QSI Roll Call

January 2017 Meeting Minutes – pdf

June 2017 Meeting Minutes (proposed) – pdf

Committee Reports

QSI Membership Committee Report

QSI Standards and Regulations Report

QSI Website Committee Report

QSI Nominating and Host Committee Report

QSI Committee Assignments – Jan 2017

BYLAW AND OPERATING RULES – UPDATED JANUARY 2016

June 2016 Approved Revisions – Bylaws and Operating Rules – pdf

June 2016 Approved Revisions – Bylaws and Operating Rules – Word

Program Sharing

 Mike Mead – North Dakota

Conference Agenda

Incident Review

Misc PPT

Oil Spill Prevention and Clean Up

Steve Savon – Ohio

Consolidated EC Safety Incentive

OSHA Recordkeeping PPT

Safety Incentive Plan

Quiz 1 – No Answers

Quiz 2 – With Answers

Amnesty

Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries

Scott Meinecke  – Iowa

Accident Investigation PPT

Heat Emergencies PPT

The Square Washer PPT

Lori Read – Minnesota

Idea Form Team Information

Idea Form

Randy Larson – Wisconsin

How to Identify Poison Ivy, Oak PPT

Safe Herbicide Use PPT

Trucker Bombs

Worksheet Poison Plants Answers

Worksheet Poison Plants

Brad Pecinovsky – Iowa

Walking Working Surfaces PPT

Driving Hazard Perception PPT

Driving Hazard Perception Test

Fall Protection PPT

Fall Protection Instructor Guide

Fall Protection Test Answer Sheet

Hazard Recognition PPT

Birkness Hazardous Conditions

Jerry Nielson – Texas

Backing Safety PPT

Care and Use of Climbing Equipment PPT

Defensive Driving

H2S Awareness

Junction Incident April 5

Letter of Interpretation

URD Cable and Docs

Mark Patterson – South Dakota

Antenna Hazard PPT

Matt Pociask – Iowa

JSA Project Review PPT

Mid-America Testing / Evan Garber – Missouri

Rubber Glove and Sleeve Program QSI June 2017 PPT

NDOC – QSI Presentation – North Dakota

NDOC Presentation PPT

Jeff Twenton – North Dakota

Carmel Schnapps Recipe

Parliamentary Procedure Handout

OSHA Updates Recordkeeping Regulation

Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation To Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress has passed, and

the President has signed, Public Law 115-21, a resolution of

disapproval of OSHA’s final rule titled, “Clarification of Employer’s

Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of each

Recordable Injury and Illness.” OSHA published the rule, which

contained various amendments to OSHA’s recordkeeping regulations, on

December 19, 2016. The amendments became effective on January 18, 2017.

Because Public Law 115-21 invalidates the amendments to OSHA’s

recordkeeping regulations contained in the rule promulgated on December

19, 2016, OSHA is hereby removing those amendments from the Code of

Federal Regulations.

DATES: This final rule becomes effective on May 3, 2017.

Analysis

This rulemaking is significant in that it defines OSHA’s authority as to when they can cite a company for not keeping their injury and illness records (i.e. Form 300) current Companies with 10 or more employees are still required to keep and maintain 5 years of injury and illness data. The impact of the legislation and rule recession does not change this requirement. What the legislation did was say that OSHA could not cite companies beyond the 6-month statute of limitation for not keeping the records current. OSHA was citing and fining companies for not keeping the records current over the 5 year retention period.

Therefore, OSHA can cite you for not having the records. They can’t cite you for not keeping them current, past the 6 month deadline. Since there is a 7 day window to record an injury, the period of time a company could be cited for not recording an injury or illness is 6 months and 7 days.

In addition, there are NO revisions in this notice to the following rules:

  • 1904.39 – Reporting fatalities, hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye as a result of work-related incidents to OSHA
  • 1904.41 – Electronic submission of injury and illness records to OSHA (due to start on July 1, 2017)

January 2017 – Las Vegas

Business Meeting Information

QSI Roll Call

June 2016 Meeting Minutes – pdf

June 2016 Meeting Minutes – Word

Profit / Loss January 2017

January 2017 Proposed Meeting Minutes – pdf

January 2017 Proposed Meeting Minutes – Word

Committee Reports

QSI – Membership Committee Report

QSI Standards and Regulations Report

QSI Website Committee Report

QSI Nominating and Host Committee Reports

QSI Committee Assignments – Jan 2017

 

BYLAW & OPERATING RULES – UPDATED JANUARY 2016

June 2016 Approved Revisions – Bylaws and Operating Rules – pdf

June 2015 Approved Revisions – Bylaws and Operating Rules – Word

Program Sharing

Matt Pociask – Iowa – Layout Arm Near Miss and JSA’s – Pre-Job Template

Steve Savon – Ohio – Interpreting Near-Miss Data – The Data – Near Miss Powerpoint

Jason Settle – Hi-Line Engineering – 2017 NESC UPDATE – NESC Book Order FormHi-Line Engineering Webinar Schedule

Jo McGuire – 5-Minutes of Courage – New Marijuana Laws and the Workplace

Greg Nelson- Nebraska – Nebraska Truck Accidents – Digger Accident – Bucket Accident

Jim Carter – WQC – Wood Pole Species – Preservatives – Pole Inspection on Receipt – Basic Pole Inspection

Jim Wolfe – Iowa – Getting Stuck pdf – Getting Stuck ppt – Off-Road Vehicle ppt – ATV Safety ppt

Norm Clark – Montana – Driver’s Daily Inspection

Scott Meinecke – Iowa – Emergency Response to Alternative Energy – Emergency Response to Alternative Energy – Test – Rules to Live By – Transformer Workshop

Todd Solomon – Montana – 10 Symptoms of Stroke – Electrical Safety for the Farm 

William Cullinane – Federated – Federated Update

Steve Shaffer – Federated – Solar Fencing NESC Interpretation

Jennifer Vossburg – NRGIvanpuh Solar Plant

June 2016 – St. Louis, MO

Business Meeting Information

January 2016 Meeting Minutes – pdf

January 2016 Meeting Minutes – Word

Treasurer’s Report June 2016

DRAFT June 2016 Meeting Minutes – pdf

DRAFT June 2016 Meeting Minutes – Word

BYLAWS and Operating Rules – As Approved at June 2016 Closing Meeting

Committee Reports

G & T Committee Report – June 2016

Website Committee Report – June 2016

Regulatory Committee Report – June 2016

BYLAW & OPERATING RULES – UPDATED JUNE 2016

Presentations 

Bud Branham – NRECA

Near Miss Incident Flow Chart

Near Miss Incident Chart

Near Miss – PPT

RESAP Update – June 2016

Bob Davis – Virtual Driver Interactive

Virtual Hazard Training

Michael Bergeaux – Association of Louisiana Electric Cooperatives

Virtual Hazard Training

Corey Parr – Federated Rural Insurance

Quad States Update – Near Miss Program

Alan Drew – Northwest Lineman’s College

American Lineman – Part 1

American Lineman – Part 2

Kathy Knuckles – Com Power

Sperry-Piltz Ice Index

Sean Vanslyke – SEMO Electric Cooperative

Drone Use for Utilities

AB Chance – Equipotential Grounding

Quad States Information – AB Chance

HPS Follow-Up Letter

Program Sharing

Lori Read – MN

Active Shooter Pocket Card

Active Shooter Poster

Active Shooter – How to Respond

Active Shooter Pamphlet

Apprenticeship EEOC

Ballast Chart

FEMA Ethics 2013 Final

Sample Procurement Conflict Policy

FMC ERP 2014

NE Draft NIMS

UST Crosswalk 2015 Comparison

 Matt Pociask – 2016 Safety Summit Project Chairman – IA

Are Your Employees Qualified – PPT

Are Your Employees Qualified – Word

Q and A – Final

Substation (non-electrical) Qualified Employee – PPT

Substation (non-electrical) Qualified Employee – Word

Substation Entry Worker Sign-Off

Interpretation Letter 1

Interpretation Letter 2

Interpretation Letter 3

Firefighter and EMT Safety – PPT

Line Clearance Tree Trimming – PPT

KC Dors – Washington

CT Meter Safety

Randy Larson – Wisconsin

URD Safety Part 1

URD Safety Part 2

URD Safety Part 3

Underground Inspection Form – Excel

Inspection Form – Word

Curriculum for URD Inspector Tech Training

Hazard Recognition – PPT

Single URD Inspection

Kodi Swawfford

Near Miss PPT

Near Miss Incident Flow Chart

 

Employer Requirements for Injury and Illness Reporting – New Requirements

What does the rule require?

The new rule, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2017, requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data that they are already required to record on their onsite OSHA Injury and Illness forms. Analysis of this data will enable OSHA to use its enforcement and compliance assistance resources more efficiently. Some of the data will also be posted to the OSHA website. OSHA believes that public disclosure will encourage employers to improve workplace safety and provide valuable information to workers, job seekers, customers, researchers and the general public. The amount of data submitted will vary depending on the size of company and type of industry.

Anti-retaliation protections

The rule also prohibits employers from discouraging workers from reporting an injury or illness. The final rule requires employers to inform employees of their right to report work-related injuries and illnesses free from retaliation; clarifies the existing implicit requirement that an employer’s procedure for reporting work-related injuries and illnesses must be reasonable and not deter or discourage employees from reporting; and incorporates the existing statutory prohibition on retaliating against employees for reporting work-related injuries or illnesses. These provisions become effective August 10, 2016.

Compliance schedule

The new reporting requirements will be phased in over two years:

Establishments with 250 or more employees in industries covered by the recordkeeping regulation must submit information from their 2016 Form 300A by July 1, 2017. These same employers will be required to submit information from all 2017 forms (300A, 300, and 301) by July 1, 2018. Beginning in 2019 and every year thereafter, the information must be submitted by March 2.

Establishments with 20-249 employees in certain high-risk industries* must submit information from their 2016 Form 300A by July 1, 2017, and their 2017 Form 300A by July 1, 2018. Beginning in 2019 and every year thereafter, the information must be submitted by March 2.

OSHA State Plan states must adopt requirements that are substantially identical to the requirements in this final rule within 6 months after publication of this final rule.

To read the text of the rule, click the following link:  RULE CHANGES

 

 

 

January 2016 – Columbus, Ohio

Business Meeting Information

QSI Roll Call

June 2015 Meeting Minutes – pdf

June 2015 Meeting Minutes – Word

Profit / Loss June 2015

January 2016 Meeting Minutes – pdf

January 2016 Meeting Minutes – Word

Committee Reports

QSI – Sub-Committee Report – Model Safety Program

QSI Standards and Regulations Report

QSI Website Committee Report

BYLAW & OPERATING RULES – UPDATED JANUARY 2016

June 2015 Approved Revisions – Bylaws and Operating Rules – pdf

June 2015 Approved Revisions – Bylaws and Operating Rules – Word

Program Sharing

Anthony Huey – Speaker – Anthony Huey Supplemental

Clarence Greene – Kentucky – Contact Accident Review

Matt Pociask – Iowa – Cover Up Techniques    –     Proper Cover Up Techniques

Todd Solomon – Montana – Fire Detection Systems

Kory Hildebrand – Nebraska – Digger Derrick Failure

Dwight Miller – Ohio – What’s Happening in Ohio

Buzz Detty – The Journey to Safety

Dan King – Michigan – The International Program

Paul Henault – IFD – IFD Presentation

Stefan Salmonson Links –

CS Online

Phenced

Companion App

Find Me Spot

Cellular Forensics

RCFP – Reporters Recording 

Lori Read – Minnesota

DOT AUDIT INFORMATION

Would Your Driver Qualification Files Stand

You Are Having an Audit

DRIVER QUALIFICATION INFORMATION

Diabetes Annual Endo Vision Eval

DQ File Checklist

Driver Qualification Checklist w/ Forms

Driver Hiring Checklist

Medical Examiners

New Hiring Applicant

Vision Exemption Package

DRUG AND ALCOHOL INFORMATION

ATT D – 2013 Fed CCR

If you Refuse

Medical Marijuana

ODAPC 40 App G

ODAPC Employee Handbook

ODAPC Recordkeeping Requirements

ODAPC Release of Information

ODAPC Employer Guidelines

ODAPC Random Testing Brochure

ODAPC Notice Recreational Marijuana

Post Injury Drug Consent

Prescription OTC Feb 2012 Update

NIMS INFORMATION

NIMS Mitigation 2014 Final

MN Rural Electric Annex

NIMS IS 700 Training

NIMS IS100B

NIMS IS200B

NIMS IS706 Mutual Aid

NIMS NRF 800B

Chad Briese – Minnesota – Safety Playbook 

Bev Bumstead – Michigan – Safety Awareness

Mark Zavislan – Ohio – 2017 NESC Changes

Stefan V. Salmonson – PROtective Services – Top 10 List for 2016

Security Assessment Topics

High Risk Terminations

ATF Bomb and Security Planning

Active Shooter Guide

Active Shooter Booklet