CUSP Blue

Preparing for the CUSP Blue Exam

 

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Eligibility Requirements: Operations Management, Supervisory & Foreman
  • 3 years of utility operations leadership experience
  • At least 1 year in a role where safety activities are a part of your job description, e.g., tailboards, safety committees, safety meetings

List of Utility Safety Leadership Reference Materials

Other helpful preparation materials are found here or you may consider attending the Utility Safety Leadership Review program 

 

Recommended: To attend the optional Utility Safety Leadership Review offered by the iP Institute.

 

CUSP Blue Matrix

This is the matrix by which the CUSP BLUE exam was developed. It is expected that a Utility Safety Professional will meet and/or exceed the required knowledge in these subject areas.

STANDARDS: 15%
  1. OSHA Federal Regulations
  2. Enforcement Policies of Regulatory Agencies
  3. OSHA Recordkeeping and Workers' Comp
  4. Horizontal OSHA Standards Fall Protection
  5. Personal Protective Equipment
  6. Excavations
  7. Cranes and Derricks
  8. Material Handling
  9. Powered industrial Trucks
  10. Performance or Consensus Standards
  11. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR)
  12. Work Zone Safety: Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)
HAZARD ID: 15%
  1. Typical Workplace Hazards
  2. Hazards vs. Risks
  3. Risk Assessment
  4. Hazard Controls
INCIDENT PREVENTION: 15%
  1. Understanding Safety & Health Management Systems (SHMS)
  2. Safety & Health Management System (SHMS) Components
LEADERSHIP SKILLS: 25%
  1. Defining Leadership
  2. Leadership Communications
  3. Leadership Styles
  4. Leadership Behaviors and Characteristics
  5. Developing Effective Relationships
  6. Leading Change
HUMAN PERFORMANCE: 5%
  1. What is Human Performance?
  2. Principals of Human Performance
  3. Performance Modes
  4. Anatomy of Events
  5. Why Human Performance Tools are Needed
  6. Human Performance Tools
OPERATIONS: 25%
  1. Defining Operations
  2. Operational Responsibility and Accountability
  3. Planning and Scheduling
  4. Operational Teams & Practices
  5. Implementing Operational Practices
  6. Managing Performance
  7. Incident Investigation

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