2022 Intro to Electrical Hazards & Safety_TO BE RESCHEDULE TO SEP.

Mar 30, 2022 08:00am -
Mar 31, 2022 02:30pm
(GMT-5)

Event Description

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:

  • Any New Hire in Electric or Telecommunications Industries
  • New Lineworkers
  • New or Existing Telecommunications Technicians
  • New Substation or Meter Technicians
  • New Operations Personnel
  • New Office Personnel (Days 1)

 

 

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.

 

 

Employer Responsibilities

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:

  • Site-specific Safety Data Sheets
  • Written emergency action plans
  • Tool-specific training
  • Use of job-specific PPE including harnesses
  • Utility-specific bucket trucks and/or rescue equipment, etc. 

 

NOTE: Only qualified employees may work on or with exposed energized lines or parts of equipment.

 

 

Location

 

This 2 day, in-person training will be held at:

NEPPA Training Center

200 New Estate Road

Littleton, MA 01460

 

 

Topics Covered

 

  • Hazardous Communications
    • NOTE: Employer must provide site-specific training.
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Emergency Action & Evacuation Plans
    • NOTE: Employer must provide site-specific training.
  • Fire Protection
  • Tools & Equipment:
    • General Inspection
    • Condition Evaluation
    • Care of Tools
      NOTE: Employer must provide site-specific training.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • General Inspection
    • Condition Evaluation
    • Don & Doffing PPE
      NOTE: Employer must provide site-specific training.
  • Fall Protection (including ladders) 
    • NOTE: Employer must provide site-specific training including specific harnesses.
  • Work Zone Protection (i.e.MUTCD) for Utility Workers
  • Pole Top/Bucket Rescue (incl. rescue procedure)
    • NOTE: Employer must provide truck-specific training on operations and controls of their equipment.
  • Enclosed/Confined Space Rescue (incl. rescue procedure)
    • NOTE: Employer must provide equipment-specific training.
  • Electrical Hazard Awareness
    • NOTE: Only qualified employees may work on or with exposed energized lines or parts of equipment.
    • Recognition of electrical hazards
    • Skills & Techniques to control or avoid hazards
    • Minimum Approach Distances and corresponding voltages
    • Skills & Techniques to distinguish exposed live parts from other parts of electric equipment

 

 

Agenda

 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

11:30 am         Lunch

12:00 pm         Module 8: Pole Top & Bucket Rescue

1:00 pm           Module 9: Enclosed/Confined Space Rescue

2:30 pm           Adjourn

 

 

 

Course Prerequisites

 

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

 

Registration fees include lunch on Days 1 & 2.  If you have any dietary or other restrictions, please note them on your registration.

 

  Members Non-Members
1-Day Program: $265 $545
2-Day Program: $495 $845
     

 

 

Cancellations

 

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.

 


Instructors

  

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

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

Littleton, MA 01460

(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

(978) 263-8701

 

The Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center - $99/night + tax (with breakfast)

219 Littleton Road

Westford, MA 01886

(978) 692-8200

 

 

SpringHill Suites Devens Common Center - $129/night + tax

27 Andrews Parkway

Devens, MA 01434

(978) 772-3030

 

 

Hilton Garden Inn Devens - $129/night + tax

59 Andrews Parkway

Devens, MA 01434

(978) 772-0600

 

 

 

 

Questions? 

 

Please contact training@neppa.org or call the office at (978) 540-2200.

 


Event Type:Education
Category:Training Program
Early registration ends on Dec 31, 2021.
Regular registration starts on Jan 01, 2022 and ends on Mar 30, 2022.
Late registration starts on Mar 31, 2022.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

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Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 1-Day (3/30)
Member Fee: $265.00$265.00$265.00
Non-Member Fee: $545.00$545.00$545.00
 1-Day (3/31)
Member Fee: $265.00$265.00$265.00
Non-Member Fee: $545.00$545.00$545.00
 2-Day
Member Fee: $495.00$495.00$495.00
Non-Member Fee: $845.00$845.00$845.00