Amy Fischbach

Amy
Fischbach
Amy Fischbach, EUO Contributing Editor,
Transmission & Distribution World Magazine

Amy Fischbach is the contributing editor for the Electric Utility Operations section of Transmission and Distribution World. She worked for Prism Business Media (now Penton) for eight years, most recently as the managing editor of Club Industry's Fitness Business Pro magazine. She is now working as a freelance writer and editor for B2B magazines. Amy earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan.She serves as the national vice president of the American Society of Business Publication Editors. She can be reached at amy.fischbach@gmail.com.

Articles
Our Favorite Lineman T-Shirts
Linemen from all over the country and beyond showed off their T-Shirts and had some fun trading with others at the 2014 International Lineman's Rodeo.
Blast From the Past: International Lineman's Rodeo Photos From the Last Four Years

The International Lineman's Rodeo gives linemen the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of their families and friends, network with their peers, and show their pride in the line trade. Transmission and Distribution World Field Editor Amy Fischbach shares some of her photos from the last four years in anticipation for the 31st annual competition, which will be underway next Saturday, October 18, in Bonner Springs, Kansas.

Utility Managers Confront Challenges and Share Strategies at 2014 TDMM Conference

Utility managers had the opportunity to network with their peers and learn about new technologies and trends in the electric utility industry at the 2014 TDMM conference in downtown Los Angeles.

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Linemen Nationwide Show Their Support During Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Linemen are wearing pink hard hats and using pink hot sticks to show their support during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.
Linemen Rebuild for Future Energy Needs 
New technology and tools play a key role in utilities’ plans to harden their systems and curb outages.
Utilities Share Best Practices At Fall Protection Symposium in Colorado
Western Area Power Administration sponsored a Fall Protection Symposium and Roundtable July 8-9 in Loveland, Colorado, to discuss the newly released OSHA fall protection regulations. At this summit, utilities from across North America shared their current fall protection programs, techniques, processes and procedures to protect their field workforce from fall-related injuries and fatalities. The event featured presentations from utilities, contractors, training entities and vendors.
ATCO Electric and Bechtel, HRTD project
New Transmission Line Crosses Protected Lands
ATCO Electric and Bechtel expand capacity on the HRTD project through preplanning and the use of innovative tools.
Simulated Copper Theft Incident Trains Crews
Avista has taken a unique approach to safety by recreating serious accidents.
Amy Fischbach
Spotlight on Safety
It will come as no surprise to electric utility linemen that line work can be a dangerous job.
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Collaboration Improves Reliability
Throughout North America, utility managers wrestle with the same challenges.
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Linemen Rebuild After Historic Wind Storm
Consumers Energy field crews partner with contractors to restore power and repair damaged infrastructure across Michigan.
Industry Partnership Instills Best Practices
Line contracting firms partner with OSHA and industry organizations to implement best practices, train linemen and drive down injury rates.
"Storm Soldiers" Shines Spotlight on Line Trade
New documentary creates awareness about the demand for infrastructure upgrades and the need for more skilled linemen.
Linemen Bring Their Best
Apprentices and journeymen showcase their skills in front of family, friends and comrades.
Valley Electric Association, 1943 Chevy truck
Co-op Restores Vintage Pole Digger Truck
Valley Electric Association brings a 1943 Chevy truck back to its original working condition.
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