Energy-Based Safety Risk Assessments

Sep 19, 2018

  • Energy-Based Risk Assessments
    October 19, 2018
    9:30 am - 2:00 pm

American Society of Safety Professionals in conjunction with American Industrial Hygiene Association and Orr Safety Present:

The Energy Wheel – an innovative approach to Hazard identification & Risk Assessment

Where: Omaha, Nebraska, National Safety Council
When: Friday, October 19th, 2018, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

October 2018 Workshop Handout

The Energy Wheel is a simple, yet effective way to improve worker hazard recognition. This method focuses the worker’s attention on the various types of energy present in the workplace rather than randomly attempting to identify workplace hazards.  Research has shown that by using this technique, hazard recognition rises significantly, even among novice workers.  When workers are able to recognize hazards; appropriate interventions can be taken to reduce or mitigate accident potential.  This workshop will introduce participants to the principles and research behind the Energy Wheel but will mainly focus on how to successfully use and implement the Energy Wheel Hazard Assessment tool.


Roy Edwards, Enbridge, Inc; Duluth, MN: 

Roy is Supervisor of Safety for US Projects at North America’s largest energy infrastructure company, Enbridge. He has over 20 years of HSE experience in various industries including Pulp & Paper, Mining, Cement, and the last 6 years in the Oil and Gas industry at Enbridge.  In his current role, he provides safety support to a wide range of construction, maintenance, and integrity projects on Enbridge’s liquids assets in the US. He is the current Chair of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) Pipeline Construction Safety Roundtable (PCSR) Coordinating Committee. In addition, he has been heavily involved in the introduction and implementation of the Energy Wheel in Enbridge’s LP Projects group in the US.

Kim Kontz, Charps, Clearbrook, MN: 

Kim has worked the last 30 years in the oil and gas industry, holding several positions ranging from laborer to Vice President.  For the last 15 years, he has been dedicated to safety management and is now the Vice President of HSE at Charps, a pipeline construction and maintenance company.  He thoroughly enjoys engaging the workforce, management, and clients on innovative approaches to reducing risk, including the “Energy Wheel”. Kim has recently collaborated with client and fellow contractor safety teams on using this innovative and proven technique.

RSVPs ARE REQUIRED. Substitution of attendees IS acceptable. NO SHOWS WILL BE BILLED. Register online below. It is secure, quick, and easy. For easy payment, while registering you have the option to pay via PayPal. Registration without PayPal will require payment at the meeting via cash or check. Credit cards may only be used through your PayPal account if you are prepaying.

ASSP would like to thank AIHA and Orr Safety for sponsoring!