Introduction to Electrical Hazards & Safety Training
March 30 - 31, 2022 (8:00 am - 2:30 pm) | NEPPA Training Center (Littleton, MA)
As with most in-person training, we ask that participants remain flexible as we approach the coming year. Although every effort will be made to hold classes in-person at NEPPA's Training Center in Littleton, MA, we will likely have a combination of in-person, hybrid and virtual sessions.
Based on member demand, NEPPA is pleased to be offering a brand-new Introduction to Electrical Hazards & Safety Training course being held March 30 - 31, 2022 at the NEPPA Training Center (200 New Estate Road, Littleton, MA 01460).
Introduction to Electrical Hazards & Safety Training is designed for new hires in the electric and telecommunications industries. Participants may elect to attend one and/or two days of the program.
Topics covered in this program meet the introductory standards required to enter these industries. Over the course of their employment, participants will require further training for each work duty and responsibility.
NOTE: In addition to the topics covered in this program, each employer is responsible for the site-specific training of any new hire or employee. See Employer Responsibilities below.
Upon successful completion of the Program, students are awarded a Certificate of Completion.
Who Should Attend
Basic Electricity & Mathematics is designed for:
Testing & Demonstrations
Final Exam (25 Questions)
All participants are required to demonstrate and perform a pole top, bucket and enclosed/confined space rescue.
NOTE: Only individuals qualified to climb will perform a pole top rescue.
While this program provides awareness and general safety training required for and to begin employment, the employer is still responsible for providing tool, equipment, and site-specific training for each employee.
Employer-specific training includes but is not limited to:
NOTE: Only qualified employees may work on or with exposed energized lines or parts of equipment.
This 2 day, in-person training will be held at:
NEPPA Training Center
200 New Estate Road
Littleton, MA 01460
Agenda details are subject to change.
Day 1 - March 30, 2022
8:00 am Welcome & Introductions
8:30 am Module 1: Hazardous Communications
9:30 am Break
9:45 am Module 2: Emergency Action & Evacuations Plans, Incl. Fire Extinguisher
10:45 am Break
11:00 am Module 3: Tools & Equipment
11:30 am Lunch
12:00 pm Module 3: Tools & Equipment (cont.)
12:30 pm Module 4: Personal Protective Equipment
1:30 pm Module 5: Fall Protection
2:30 pm Adjourn
Day 2 - March 31, 2022
8:00 am Module 6: Electrical Hazard Awareness
9:00 am Break
9:15 am Module 6: Electrical Hazard Awareness (cont.)
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Module 7: Work Zone Protection
12:00 pm Module 8: Pole Top & Bucket Rescue
1:00 pm Module 9: Enclosed/Confined Space Rescue
2:30 pm Adjourn
There is no prerequisite for Introduction to Electrical Hazards & Safety Training however only individuals qualified to climb will perform a pole top rescue.
This is a basic, foundational course for NEPPA's technical training programs.
Registration fees include lunch on Days 1 & 2. If you have any dietary or other restrictions, please note them on your registration.
Cancellations are accepted until Wednesday, March 16, 2022 (or two weeks prior to the start of the class). Substitutions may be made at any time prior to the start of the class.
Dennis Regele, Technical & Safety Trainer
Authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor (General Industry)
Dennis has been a trainer for the Northeast Public Power Association since November 2018 and travels throughout the Northeast. Dennis has a Bachelor's of Science in Natural Science for Worcester State College, is married and has 3 sons.
Prior to joining NEPPA, Dennis started his career in the utility industry in 1984 with Massachusetts Electric (now National Grid). He worked his way up from an apprentice lineworker through crew leader and eventually as Line Supervisor and Safety Supervisor. He then moved on to NSTAR (now Eversource) as a Field/Technical Trainer. Dennis also spent time with Asplundh Utility Line construction as a Regional Safety Supervisor/Trainer and has served as an OSHA Outreach Trainer for the past 12 years.
In addition to training for NEPPA, Dennis is also a part -time instructor at Quinsigamond Community College with the Energy Utility Program.
Steve Socoby, CUSP, Technical & Safety Trainer
Authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor (Construction)
Steve has 36 years of hands-on experience in all facets of operations, of public power utilities including: Line Superintendent; supervision of crews, maintenance, new construction, reliability, and associated plant & sub-station responsibilities. He is a recognized expert in safety and OSHA compliance.
Recognized as an industry leader and expert, in 2001 Steve received the Distinguished Service Award from the Northeast Public Power Association and been recognized by the Maine State Legislature for his previous 30 Years of Distinguished Service. Steve attended the University of Maine at Orono.
In 2020, Steve was honored for his long-standing commitment to NEPPA and the industry by being awarded the organization's Person of the Year Award.
Lodging is not included in your registration fees and must be arranged directly with the hotel. If you need overnight accommodations, please contact any of the following hotels directly and be sure to mention you’re with NEPPA (or the appropriate code/account number) to receive the negotiated rate:
Courtyard by Marriott Littleton - $137/night + tax
102 Constitution Avenue
(978) 440-5040 - If calling to make your reservation, be sure to mention either NEPPA or Northeast Public Power
Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center - $89/night + tax
242 Adams Place
Boxboro, MA 01719
The Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center - $99/night + tax (with breakfast)
219 Littleton Road
Westford, MA 01886
SpringHill Suites Devens Common Center - $129/night + tax
27 Andrews Parkway
Devens, MA 01434
Hilton Garden Inn Devens - $129/night + tax
59 Andrews Parkway
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