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Hazards Do Not Discriminate

July 1, 2022

Hazards do not discriminate nor should we. If you have seen Game of Thrones, you understand how infighting among groups and teams can become so severe, they lose sight of their real enemy. Don’t let that be true with your team and hazards. Learn and apply the importance of teamwork in hazard identification and control to keep you and your team safe.

55 min. 

Improving Job Briefings

August 31, 2021

Improving your job briefings can lead to greater safety, productivity, quality, system reliance and customer satisfaction. So why is it that many leaders make the mistake of making their job briefings monotonous and uninspiring? Citing an insightful segment from the popular Frontline utility safety leadership training program, David McPeak breaks down how to have thoughtful, confident and impactful job briefings.

24 min. with David McPeak

How Common is Common Sense?

June 25, 2021

How did you learn the stove was hot? Common sense tells us we have an innate awareness of hazards and yet I’m guessing most of us touched it and learned it was hot. What about brushing your teeth? Ever hurt yourself doing that? When was the last time you locked your keys in your vehicle or slipped on ice? Have you ever run into a stationary object while driving? Common sense would tell us these things should never happen and yet they do.

24 min. with David McPeak

Understanding Why Minimum Approach Distance Regulations Changed

April 5, 2021

Altitudes, humidity and transient over voltages, oh my! When OSHA updated its 1910.269 standards back in 2014, it brought about a number of changes to minimum approach distance—or MAD—requirements to take into account the unique environmental changes that can impact air insulation.  In this episode, Pam Tompkins goes over why those changes were made and how they help improve the safety of your workers.  This discussion was developed from our popular online, self-paced video-driven course, OSHA Electric Power Standards with Pam Tompkins & Matt Edmonds. This course was built to provide you with a simple and practical way to learn about OSHA’s Electric Power standards 1910.269 and 1926 Subpart V and provide you with expert insight and interpretations that help you understand the applications of the regulation. For more information on how you can purchase this course, visit

10 min.

Are You Using a Leadership Golden Hammer?

December 8, 2020

To be an effective leader, one leadership style does not fit all. Learn why it’s important to adapt your leadership styles based on the situation, people and context in this podcast with David McPeak.

12 min. 

Why Emotional Intelligence Matters

November 25, 2020

Learn why emotional intelligence is a fundamental key to leadership success and how it helps create better communication amongst your team. David McPeak will give insights into the importance of emotional intelligence and provide you with some tips and guidance.

11 min.

What is Your Circle of Influence

October 2, 2020

What is influence and why is it an essential trait for every leader to have? David McPeak will discuss just that in this episode as well as provide some insights on how you can improve your own influence.

13 min.

You Can’t Lead Without Relationships

October 2, 2020

How do utility safety & ops leaders have healthy relationships with their team in ways that makes the team, its team and the quality of life better? Join David McPeak as he answers this question and also explains why it is impossible to be an effective leader if you don’t have healthy relationships with your team.

12 min.

What Leadership Is and Is Not

October 2, 2020

What is utility safety and operations leadership? How do influence, performance and standards apply? These are the questions David McPeak will answer in this Frontline Utility Safety Leadership session.

11 min.

Leading Change

September 24, 2020

If there is one thing that is especially challenging for people to overcome, it’s leading people to accept and embrace change. Join David McPeak as he discusses how great utility leaders lead change. This conversation was developed from our popular utility safety leadership program, Frontline.

17 min.

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