Labor Solutions & Insights for Utility Managers

  1. Operator Certification Training: Hope For The Future Of Water
    11/14/2018

    As the anticipated retirements of an aging utility workforce are raising concerns among water utilities nationwide, the issue of attracting, training, and retaining qualified replacements grows more urgent. To help water industry managers, employees, and prospective employees protect the public welfare, the industry offers a variety of certification guidance and assistance to get utilities where they need to be.

  2. The Top 5 Fall Protection Hazards Overlooked By Utilities
    9/2/2014

    Fall hazards are the number one killers in the construction field according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). In 2010, fatalities from falls to lower levels was 255 out of 264 recorded fall deaths.

  3. Drones: How They Can Change Your Water Operations
    12/19/2016

    An eye in the sky offers a new dataset for treatment plant and pipeline infrastructure planning and decision making.

  4. Using Technology And Best Business Practices To Make The Best Use Of Resources And Save Public Dollars
    2/13/2015

    Creating long-term efficiencies and sustainability is a huge focus of today’s government sector.  Every day the charge of Public Works’ leaders is to do more, with less. Further, technology, if used correctly, can be an effective tool for organizing work and cutting costs. 

  5. How Utilities Can Put Safety Into The Hands Of Employees
    3/14/2018

    A recent initiative and underlying philosophy at American Water offers a lesson in what it looks like to empower utility employees to take charge of their own workplace safety.

  6. ‘Math Solutions’ For Wastewater Operator Certification
    6/17/2014

    The introduction to Water Online’s new “Math Solutions” series, presented by wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald (“Wastewater Dan”), instructs operators on six essential calculations.

  7. EPA Puts Crisis Tools In The Hands Of Utilities
    7/2/2015

    The U.S. EPA has launched a mobile website to consolidate the information and tools that water utility operators and response partners need during an emergency.

  8. The Top 5 Features Of The OSHA Website That Can Save You Thousands Of Dollars
    11/17/2016

    The OSHA.gov website is one of the most powerful resource sites for the safety professional and business owner. I've used this site repeatedly to research, gain training material, and uncover regulatory agenda for years to come. Unfortunately, there are many people that are unaware of the wealth of information buried on this site. This blog post will uncover the top five features on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) website that will save you thousands of dollars.

  9. Occupational Safety And Utility Compliance: Tips for Surviving A Regulatory Plant Inspection
    2/21/2014

    Whether the name is the State Department of Environmental Protection Agency or Department of Water Quality, or some other name, the agency can strike fear in municipalities when they inspect the plant. It is not that most plants have something to hide or are discharging inferior water, but no one likes to be under the microscope. Let alone under the microscope of a regulatory agency with the power to fine the utility.

  10. How To Plan For Utility Disasters
    11/9/2017

    A utility in Indiana has bolstered its emergency planning by pretending one really did take place.