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Safety Wins in Charlotte!

The iP Utility Safety Conference & Expo comes to Charlotte, NC this Fall! It brings together leading safety, fleet and operations minds from across the country for three days of education, networking and exhibits. If you’re a utility safety, fleet or operations professional, this is a can’t-miss event! Attendees include Safety Managers, Safety Personnel, Supervisors, Fleet Professionals, Foremen, Aspiring Safety Leaders, Trainers, Operations Managers and more. Learn alongside and network with peers from across the country! Compare experiences and share common challenges and solutions related to utility industry work.

Don’t miss it! November 19-21, 2019
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Another Year of Changes

iP is here to help as the utility industry workforce evolves and regulatory changes continue to be implemented.

It is the last week of January as I write this opening commentary for our first issue of the year. Here in the Chicago suburbs, our lights are on, we have heat and so far no polar vortex is upon us. It has just been announced that an impending blizzard could bring an epic snowfall tomorrow night. Airports across the country are canceling eastbound flights and schools are announcing closures. I’m confident that utilities on the East Coast have begun their preparedness drills for the hazardous challenges the storm is about to bring. By the time this issue hits your desktop, the storm will have passed and we hope every single person affected by the event makes it home safely.

2014 was a year of changes for the industry, and 2015 promises to bring more. In addition to volatile weather patterns that will continue to pose challenges, the workforce and workplace are evolving as utility industry personnel retire in record numbers and revised regulatory rules are implemented.

Incident Prevention Inc. is now Utility Business Media Inc.

Incident Prevention Inc. is now Utility Business Media Inc.
New Name Better Reflects Company’s Product and Service Offerings

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. – February 1, 2012 – Effective January 1, 2012, Incident Prevention Inc. is now owned and operated by Utility Business Media Inc. (UBM).

“We are changing our business name to better reflect the company we are today,” said Carla Housh, UBM president and CEO. “Utility Business Media Inc. is still owned and managed by the same people who owned and managed Incident Prevention Inc. However, with the introduction of Utility Fleet Professional magazine in 2011, we have grown beyond serving just the safety marketplace.”

UBM offers a variety of products and services. It publishes two bimonthly magazines – Incident Prevention, written specifically for people employed in the safety utility industry, and Utility Fleet Professional, dedicated to utility fleet and equipment operations professionals. Twice a year UBM produces the iP Safety Conference & Expo, which features safety-focused seminars, networking events, panel discussions and exhibitors. The Certified Utility Safety Professional program, run by the Utility Safety & Ops Leadership Network, is the only program that offers safety credentials to employees of utilities, related contractors and communication providers.  

For additional details, please contact Carla Housh at [email protected] or 815-459-1796.

UBM Name Change Press Release – pdf format

Utility Business Media Website Now Live at

Utility Business Media Website Now Live at

Site Offers Information About Products and Services, News, Links and More


CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. – February 1, 2012 – Utility Business Media’s (UBM) brand new website is now live at The dynamic site offers information about the company’s magazines – Incident Prevention and Utility Fleet Professional – educational events, Certified Utility Safety Professional program and Utility Safety & Ops Leadership Network. Other features include news feeds, utility safety- and fleet-related links, and staff profiles.

Effective January 1, 2012, UBM is the new name of the former Incident Prevention Inc. The company is still owned and managed by the same people, but the updated business name better reflects the company’s growth over the past few years. With the introduction of Utility Fleet Professional in 2011, UBM now serves more than just those working in the utility safety arena.

The UBM website is yet another eye-catching resource for those working in and working to serve the utility business industry. UBM’s other websites –, and – will remain active as usual.

For additional details, please contact Carla Housh at [email protected] or 815-459-1796.