Safety Culture Assessments

Energy Safety conducts annual safety culture assessments for each electrical corporation.

In 2019, California Assembly Bill 1054 added an annual safety culture assessment requirement to the Public Utilities Code. Public Utilities Code Section 8389(d)(4) requires the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), in consultation with the Office of Energy Infrastructure Safety (Energy Safety), to develop a process for an annual Safety Culture Assessment for each electrical corporation. The original safety culture assessment framework was adopted by the California Public Utilities Commission (the Commission or CPUC) on November 19, 2020, in Resolution WSD-011. It includes a workforce survey, a management self-assessment, and submission of safety culture objectives and lessons learned. The first Safety Culture Assessment took place in 2021.

 Energy Safety seeks to develop a longitudinal view of safety culture across electrical corporations to identify best practices and relative gaps, along with an understanding of each corporation’s relative strengths and opportunities in designing and implementing a strong safety culture. Energy Safety ultimately seeks to assess safety culture outcomes over time and incorporate continuous learning into the Safety Culture Assessment process.

Safety Culture Assessment Guidance Documents


Energy Safety’s Draft 2022 Safety Culture Assessment (SCA) Guidelines for Electrical Corporations (January 19, 2022)


Energy Safety’s Final 2021 Safety Culture Assessment (SCA) Requirements of Electrical Corporations (January 22, 2021)

Energy Safety’s Draft 2021 Safety Culture Assessment (SCA) Requirements of Electrical Corporations (December 3, 2020)


Documents by Utility

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)

Southern California Edison (SCE)

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)

Bear Valley Electric Service (BVES)