UPSA Virtual Webinar Series

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October 27, 2022 2 p.m. EST
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Electric and Natural Gas Utility Public Safety Assessment,
Presented by AEGIS Insurance, with presenters Laura Strowbridge and Tony Tetto

AEGIS Insurance services, Inc.
Webinar Title: Loss Control Risk Assessment – Preparation and Process

AEGIS Loss Control Professionals who have worked in the electric and natural gas utility industry for many years prior to joining AEGIS, as an operator, engineer, or safety professional, visit AEGIS member company utilities on a continuous basis, offering suggestions that help the utility operate a safe and reliable system. The singular focus on safe and reliable operations has earned AEGIS Loss Control Professionals a reputation for being energy industry loss control experts, as they readily share their knowledge, expertise, and AEGIS claim experience, with the goal of assisting individual utilities as well as the AEGIS membership at large, in reducing their long term cost of risk.

An AEGIS Casualty Risk Assessment is typically conducted on a three year cycle, involves the utilities Risk Manager and operational subject matter experts (SME’s) covering a variety of topics. Questions are posed to the SME’s that are derived from the professional ‘s experience, other utility operations observations or findings, and AEGIS claim experience as each topic element is evaluated for prudent standards, policy or procedures, as they relate to the public’s safety. Electric operation topics can include but not limited to; design standards, system inspections, substation inspections, emergency call handling and dispatch, dams, joint pole practices, wildfire mitigation, and public safety awareness programs. Natural gas operations can include but not limited to; damage prevention, continuing surveillance, odorization, emergency call handling and response, system inspections, customer premise practices, natural gas storage, and public safety awareness programs.

Conducting the webinar will be AEGIS Loss Control’s Laura Strowbridge, Electric Utility Technical Lead and Anthony “Tony” Tetto, Natural Gas Utility Technical Lead.

Laura has more than 32 years of experience in the electric utility industry. In her current position, she works with AEGIS member utilities across the US and Canada on loss control and safety issues related to electric operations and public safety by conducting operational risk assessments. Prior to joining AEGIS 13 years ago, Laura held engineering and management positions at New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation (RG&E), including Vice President of Technical Services and Manager of Distribution Engineering. Laura graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. She received an M.B.A. from Rochester Institute of Technology and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of New York.

Since joining AEGIS, Tony has worked with hundreds of natural gas utilities on loss control and safety issues, conducting operational risk assessments and providing consulting and training services. Tony had more than 35 years of experience in the natural gas industry prior to joining AEGIS 19 years ago. He held engineering and management positions in operations, including the position of Vice President of Distribution Operations at South Jersey Gas Company (SJG). During his tenure at SJG, Tony established a comprehensive training education program in response to the Operator Qualification Rule. Tony also worked at Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) where he had direct responsibility for the operation, maintenance and construction of the gas distribution system in the company’s Northern Division. Tony has experience in labor negotiations and safety program administration. He is a Certified Gas Engineer and completed the executive management training program at Penn State University. Tony graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a B.S. Industrial Management and received an M.B.A. from Seton Hall University.

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