2022 @Your-Site Safety & Technical Training

To help utilities ensure that their employees are properly trained in working on or near energized equipment, NEPPA has developed a comprehensive safety training program for utility personnel. The program focuses on industry required training programs set by OSHA 1910.269, the National Electric Safety Code (NESC) and the American Public Power Association Safety Manual.

In response to a number of requests, NEPPA has also developed a series of technical training sessions that can be used for new employees as well as a refresher course for more experienced lineworkers. The topics cover some theory but mostly the practical application of the most common line equipment utilized by electric utilities today.

Click here to downlaod NEPPA’s suggested 2022 @Your-Site Training Schedule.

@Your-Site OSHA Fundamentals Courses

NEPPA is pleased to continue offering the following set optional OSHA Fundamentals courses:
  1. OSHA Fundamentals 1 (4 – 5 hrs):
    1. Hazardous Communication (HazCom i.e. Right to Know), Blood Borne Pathogens, Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasures
  2. OSHA Fundamentals 2 (5 – 6 hrs, for rescue practical):
    1. Fire Extinguishers, Emergency Action & Evacuation Plans, Enclosed & Confined Spaces, (Optional Add On: Hearing Conservation)
  3. OSHA Fundamentals 3 (5 – 6 hrs, for rescue practical):
    1. Bucket & Pole Top Rescue, Lock Out/Tag Out (LOTO), Switching & Tagging
  4. OSHA Fundamentals 4 (4 – 5 hrs):
    1. Forklift Training & Practical Demonstration (vs. Awareness or Refresher Training)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How are the OSHA Fundamentals Courses different than other @Your-Site sessions?
A: OSHA fundamental courses are 4 – 6 hours in length (vs. 3 hours), cover more than one topic at a time and are billed at a different rate
(with the exception of First Aid/CPR).
Q: What are the registration fees for the OSHA Fundamentals @Your-Site sessions?

A: With the exception of First Aid/CPR (since the class size is restricted by the card certifier – i.e. American Heart Association, American National Safety & Health Institute, or Medic First Aid), the OSHA Fundamentals courses will be billed at the following rates:

NEPPA Members: $125 per person, minimum $1,000 (i.e. 8 participants)
Non-Members: $225 per person, minimum $1,800 (i.e. 8 participants)


Q: What is the bottom-line cost savings and return?
A: In addition to fewer days spent “in the shop” for required training, at these rates, a system that typically sends 10 students to 8 classes per
year, will save approximately $500/year on their training costs.

Location

@Your-Site Training may be conducted @Your-Site (i.e. on-site at member utilities) or at NEPPA’s Training Facility. Unless other arrangements are made, classes will begin at 8:00 am and conclude at 11:00 am. Unless noted, there are no prerequisites for these courses.

Due to COVID-19, NEPPA understands that class sizes may be restriced to ensure proper distancing. NEPPA is prepared to accommodate nontraditional classroom settings such as garages, etc. to conduct training, where needed.

As Always, NEPPA is also encouraging nearby utilities to group together which helps facilitate the sharing of ideas and best-practices, as well as build the overall NEPPA public power community.

Click below for Available Classes:

@Your-Site Safety Classes

  • American Heart Association First Aid/CPR/AED; Medic First Aid
  • APPA Safety Manual Part 1 & Part 2
  • Bucket/Pole Top Rescue
  • Enclosed/ Confirmed Space Rescue
  • Ergonomics
  • Hazardous Communication (HAZCOM, i.e. Right to Know) & Blood Borne Pathogens (Add On: Silica Protection where applicable)
  • High Voltage Rubber Gloving: Insulate & Isolate and Arc Flash Safety
  • Lock Out/Tag Out (LOTO) and Switching & Tagging
  • OSHA Fundamentals (1 – 4) – See Above
  • Personal Protective Grounding
  • Rigging, Ropes, and Safety
  • System Protection
  • Trouble Investigation
  • Workplace Safety (Part A): Environmental Safety and Walking Working Surfaces
  • Workplace Safety (Part B): Emergency Action & Evacuation Plans, Fire Extinguisher & Ladder Safety and Hearing Conservation
  • Workplace Safety (Part C): Chainsaw, Chipper and Green Power Safety
  • Work Zone Safety

@Your-Site Technical Classes

  • AC Power Systems
  • Advanced Transformers
  • Capacitors
  • Capacitors, Regulators & Reclosers (combined class, where appropriate)
  • Circuit Breakers & Relays
  • Electrical Testing Equipment
  • Electrical Theory
  • Recloser and Recloser Control Programming
  • Defensive Driving
  • Substation Components & Safety
  • Power Transformers
  • Batteries, Cell and Chargers
  • Transformer Review & Transformer Connections
  • Underground Distribution Review (URD)
  • Voltage Regulators

@Your-Site Online Classes

NEPPA has established a partnership to provide online, OSHA compliant training for $35 per person, per class. Participants will receive a personalized, dedicated login and receive certificates of completion to document the training for recording and reporting requirements.

The @Your-Site Online training is regularly updated to meet federal and state regulatory requirements. The vast library of available trainings may also be utilized for new hire training.

Please visit the @Your-Site Online page for more information or to register.

@Your-Site Virtual Classes

In 2020, NEPPA was compelled to continue offering and providing utility-specific training during strict travel restrictions. To meet our members’ needs, we began to offer live, instructor-led @Your-Site: Virtual sessions. These sessions were recorded and are available for up to a year after broadcast.

NEPPA is pleased to continue offering virtual training options look forward to offering both a Spring and Fall Series of @Your-Site Virtual Training Sessions.

Participants may elect to register for sessions individually, for the entire Spring/Fall Series (8 session each), or for the entire 2022 @Your-Site Virtual Training Program (16 sessions total).

 

Spring Series (January – April)

APPA Safety Manual 1
APPA Safety Manual 2
Meter Safety
OSHA Fundamentals 1: Hazardous Communications, Blood Borne Pathogens, Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasures
Rigging, Ropes & Safety
AC Power Systems
Substation Components & Safety
Work Zone Safety
Underground Distribution Review

Fall Series (September – December)

Advance Transformers
Lockout/Tagout and Switching & Tagging
Capacitors
System Protection
Circuit Breakers & Relays
Ergonomics
Electrical Theory
Trouble Investigation

 

 

2022 Suggested @Your-Site Training Schedule

To better serve you, our members, NEPPA has created an optional, suggested @Your-Site Training Schedule (see below). During the Registration process, you are welcome to select any of the following classes, add an “Other” class, or elect not to schedule a course in any particular month.
If you want to hold more than one class in a month, please let us know in the “Scheduling Preferences” section of the registraiton form.


January 2022

    • First Aid/ CPR/AED Blended Learning (Online & In-Person)
    • @Your-Site Virtual (Live, Instructor-Led Training)
      • APPA Safety Manual 1
      • APPA Safety Manual 2
      • Meter Safety
    • APPA Safety Manual 1&2 (2 sessions, In-Person)
    • Other Safety/ Technical (In-Person)

February 2022

    • OSHA Fundamentals 1 (Hazardous Communication, Blood Borne Pathogens, Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasures)
    • First Aid/CPR/AED Blended Learning (Online & In-Person)
    • @Your-Site Online (JJ Keller Partnership)
      • Hazardous Communications
      • Blood Borne Pathogens
      • Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasures
    • Hazardous Communication, Blood Borne Pathogens (In-Person)
    • Other Safety/Technical (In-Person)

March 2022

    • First Aid/CPR/AED Blending learning (Online & In-Person)
    • @Your-Site Virtual (Live, Instructure-Led)
      • Rigging Ropes & Safety
      • AC Power Systems
      • Substation components & Safety
    • Hoisting 1B-1D; 2A-2C (In-Person)
    • Rigging, Ropes & Safety (In-Person)
    • Other Safety/Technical (In-Person)

April 2022

    • First Aid/CPR/AED Blended Learning (Online & In-Person)
    • @Your-Site Virtual (Live, Insructor-Led)
      • Work Zone Safety
      • Underground Distribution Review
    • OSHA Fundamentals 2 (Enclosed & Confined Space Rescue, Fire Extinguishers, Emergency Action & Evacuation Plans – Optional Add on: Hearing Conservation)
    • @Your-Site Online (JJ Keller & Associates)
      • Fire Extinguisher Safety
      • Emergency Action & Evacuations Plans
    • Other Safety/Technical (In-Person)

May 2022

    • First Aid/CPR/AED Blended Learning (Online & In-Person)
    • OSHA Fundamentals 2 (Enclosed & Confined Space Rescue, Fire Extinguishers, Emergency Action & Evacuation Plans – Optional Add On: Hearing Conservation)
    • Enclosed & Confined Space Rescue (3-hour course, In-Person)
    • Other Safety/Technical (In-Person)

June 2022

    • First Aid/CPR/AED Blended learning (Online & In-Person)
    • OSHA Fundamentals 3 (Bucket & Pole Top Rescue, Lock Out/Tag Out and Switching & Tagging)
    • Bucket & Pole Top Rescue (3-hour course, In=Person)
    • Hoisting 1B-1D; 2A-2C (In-Person)
    • Other Safety/Technical (In-Person)

July – August 2022

    • Make-Up Classes
    • Other Safety/Technical

September 2022

    • First Aid/CPR/AER Blended Learning (Online & In-Person)
    • OSHA Fundamentals 4 (Forklift Safety with Practical Demonstration; In-Person)
    • @Your-Site Virtual (Live, Instructor-Led)
      • Advance Transformers
      • Lock Out/Tag Out and Switching & Tagging
    • Other Safety/Technical (In-Person)

October 2022

    • First Aid/CPR/AED Blending Learning (Online & In-Person)
    • @Your-Site Virtual (Live, Instructor-Led)
      • Capacitors
      • System Protection
    • Other Safety/ Technical (In-Person)

November 2022

    • First Aid/CPR/AED Blended Learning (Online & In-Person)
    • @Your-Site Virtual (Live, Instructor-Led)
      • Circuit Breakers & Relays
      • Ergonomics
    • Other Safety/Technical (In-Person)

December 2022

    • First Aid/CPR/AED Blended Learning (Online & In-Person)
    • @Your-Site Virtual (Live, Instructor-Led)
      • Electrical Theory
      • Trouble Investigation
    • @Your-Site Online (1 Session):
      • Defensive Driving
    • Other Safety/Technical (In-Person)

 

Registration Fees for @ Your-Site Safety & Technical Classes

3-Hour @Your-Site Training

NEPPA has a per person registration fee for @Your-Site Safety & Technical Classes:

  • NEPPA Members (Utility & Affiliate)
    • $70 per person, minimum $600 (i.e. 9 participants)
  • Non-Members
    • $140 per person, minimum $1,200 (i.e. 9 participants)

4 to 6-Hour @Your-Site OSHA Fundamentals Courses
With the exception of First Aid/CPR (since the class size is restricted by the card certifier – i.e. American Heart Association, American National Safety & Health Institute, or Medic First Aid), the OSHA Fundamentals courses will be billed at the following rates:

  • NEPPA Members (Utility & Affiliate)
    • $125 per person, minimum $1,000 (i.e. 8 participants)
  • Non-Members
    • $225 per person, minimum $1,800 (i.e. 8 participants)

We continue to encourage hosting members to invite and group with nearby systems to foster collaboration, facilitation and to meet the minimum attendance, as needed.

If you are interested in hosting nearby systems, please contact training@neppa.org

Registration Fees for @Your-Site: Virtual Training?

Participant may register for either an individual session, for the Spring/ Fall Series (8 Session Each) or for the full 2022 Series (16 Total Sessions):

@Your-Site Virtual Per Session Spring Series (8 Sessions) Fall Series (8 Sessions) 2022 Series (16 Total Sessions)
NEPPA Member
Non-Member
$50 per person
$100 Per person
$380 per person
$770 per person
$380 per person
$770 per person
$740 per person
$1,540 per person

Registration for @Your-Site Virtual Training will require additional contact information for individual participants. Systems that elect to enroll in @Your-Site: Virtual sessions will be contacted separatly.

Questions?

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

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made less than 24 hours before the class will be billed. Multiple classes can be held on the same day, but are billed separately.

Policy on Class Visitors and/or Observers

NEPPA strives to provide the highest level of training and education. An important part of the educational experience is to have the knowledge of other participants and their surroundings.

We encourage the participation or observation of utility management, general foremen or elected leaders at courses. This better facilitates the communication process between field workers and decision makers on safety issues.

If a utility is hosting a training and they wish to have a non-affiliated person attend or participate, they must seek approval from NEPPA prior to the training.

Attendance Policy

NEPPA reserves the right to remove or ask an attendee to leave its programs.

Reasons for removal include:

  • Disruptive or inappropriate behavior for the learning environment;
  • Lack of appropriate dress or equipment for classes requiring protective gear or equipment;
  • Refusal or inability to perform for classes requiring physical performance;
  • Non-adherence to safety rules or standards in classes where standards apply

The General Foreman or General Manager will be alerted to the situation.

Removal for any of the above reasons does not entitle participating parties to a refund.

Note: For classes requiring physical performance, students who have obtained confirmation from their utility acknowledging their inability to perform due to injury will be allowed to observe. This will be documented on the class roster.

Questions? Contact Colleen Del Signore at (978) 540-2209 or colleend@neppa.org.

 

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