Culver Company to Address Industry Safety Practices at the Utility Public Safety Alliance

Culver Company to Address Industry Safety Practices at the Utility Public Safety Alliance

Brennan Culver, Principal, to Speak About Creating a Culture of Accident Prevention at the 2013 UPSA Annual Meeting, June 6, 2013

NOVATO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Utility industry leaders looking to bolster their safety efforts amidst mounting pressures from customers, regulators, and insurers will benefit from a presentation by Culver Company Principal Brennan Culver at this year's Utility Public Safety Alliance Annual Meeting (June 4-7, 2013 at the Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA). Culver, the principal and lead strategist at Culver Company—a utility industry consultancy focused upon public safety, regulatory compliance, energy efficiency, and conservation issues—will discuss methods for sharply reducing serious accidents and public fatalities. Despite a long tradition of public safety, the utility industry is grappling with the repercussions of several extremely serious accidents. Appropriately, Culver will share his organization's experience creating a culture of accident prevention within utility companies and their service areas.

According to Culver, "Utility companies face a challenging business climate marked by increased regulations, changing technologies, heightened customer demands, and overall litigiousness and risk. More than ever, when it comes to utility-related accidents, public outreach and prevention are far more cost effective business strategies than response and recovery. We've seen it work. You can substantially reduce dangerous behaviors by targeting key members of the public and measuring the resultant drop in minor and serious accidents."

"The right measures are critical to understanding and quantifying the benefits of such sustainable strategies. What's more, measures are essential if you're to embed continuous improvement in your organization. At this year's conference, we'll share detailed information about safety programs from across the electric and gas industries. We'll also discuss industry best practices and how to create a culture of accident prevention—a culture that benefits all stakeholders, both in- and outside of the company. I look forward to this forum. It always offers an opportunity for lively debate, an active exchange of ideas, and it's a catalyst for positive change within the utility safety community," concluded Culver.

The Utility Public Safety Alliance (UPSA) is the leading association of utility professionals dedicated to creating a culture of electrical and natural gas safety and incident prevention. Since 2000, utilities involved with UPSA have worked collaboratively to develop industry standards for promoting public safety among their customers. The goals of the organization include saving lives, preventing injuries, reducing costs, and enhancing reliability. Professionals involved with UPSA include utility public safety managers as well as those involved with legal, claims, risk management, damage prevention, and corporate communications.

About Culver Company

Culver Company is a privately held corporation specializing in public safety, regulatory compliance, energy efficiency, and other outreach initiatives for utility companies, including electrical safety, damage prevention, pipeline public awareness, RP 1162 compliance, and water quality and conservation. The consultancy has focused on utilities for over 30 years and works with electric, natural gas, and water utilities across the United States and internationally, including Canada and New Zealand. Culver's public outreach programs reach millions of at-risk students, educators, third-party contractors, and emergency responders each year. The company's mission is to help create unique environments that help utilities educate and improve the communities they serve. For more information on Culver Company, please visit

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