The Science of Wood Pole Decay and How to

Prevent It

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT

This webinar is intended for utility asset owners.


Join us for a webinar to discuss the science of wood pole decay and how to prevent it. During this webinar, we will review:

  • The decay process of wood utility poles
  • The remedial treatment process, including types of remedial preservatives, application methods, and performance criteria
  •  Remedial preservative treatments and environmental considerations

This webinar is eligible for IEEE PDH credit. To earn credit, you must attend the live webinar and complete the IEEE evaluation we’ll provide to you after the webinar.


About the Presenter

Doug Herdman is Senior Director - Science and Manufacturing at Osmose.  He holds a BS in Wood Science and a MS in Environmental and Resource Engineering both from SUNY-ESF at Syracuse.  He has over 20 years of experience formulating and testing remedial wood preservative technologies.  Doug has been a member of the the American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) since 1996, and is currently the Chairman of the P-1 Committee (Preservatives, Revision of Standards).  He also serves the AWPA as an advisor to the Executive Committee.  In his current role at Osmose, he oversees the design, development, and commercial production of Osmose’s industry-leading wood preservative technologies. 


This webinar is intended for utility asset owners.

Access details will be sent separately 1-3 days prior to the webinar.