2023 @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.

@Your-Site OSHA Fundamentals Courses

NEPPA’s OSHA Fundamentals courses were developed to enable members to cover annually required topics in one longer session
(vs. multiple 3-hour programs).
  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. (Optional) Silica Protection and Hearing Conservation, Enclosed & Confined Spaces
  3. OSHA Fundamentals 3 (5 – 6 hrs, for rescue practical):
    1. Lock Out/ Tag Out (LOTO), Switching & Tagging, Bucket & Pole Top Rescue
  4. OSHA Fundamentals 4 (4 – 5 hrs):
    1. Forklift Training & Practical Demonstration (vs. Awareness or Refresher Training) Refresher is required every three years
  5. OSHA Fundamentals 5 (4 -5 hrs.) new in 2023
    1. Emergnecy Action & Evacuation Plans, Fire Extinguishers, Ladder Safety, optional Hearing Conservation, and Walking and Working Surfaces

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 National Safety & Health Institute or Medic First Aid), the OSHA Fundamentals courses will be billed at the following rates:

NEPPA Members: $135 per person, minimum $1,100 (i.e. 8 participants)
Non-Members: $245 per person, minimum $2,000 (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.


@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

  • APPA Safety Manual Review
  • Arc Flash Safety
  • Bucket & Pole Top Rescue
  • Chainsaw & Chipper Safety
  • Electrical Safety for First Responders
  • Emergency Action & Evacuation Plans, Fire Extinguishers & Ladder Safety
  • Enclsoed & Confined Spaces 
  • Environmental and Green Power Safety 
  • Ergonomics
  • Hazardous Communication (HAZCOM, i.e. Right to Know) & Blood Borne Pathogens (Add On: Silica Protection where applicable)
  • Hoisting 1B-1D & 2A-2C
  • Hot Stick Safety
  • Job Briefings
  • Lockout/Tagout and Switching & Tagging
  • Medic First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Metering Safety
  • OSHA Fundamentals (1 – 5) 
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Personal Protective Grounding
  • Rigging, Ropes, & Safety
  • Rubber Gloving and Insulate & Isolate
  • Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasures
  • Substation Components & Safety
  • Trouble Investigation
  • Work Zone Safety

@Your-Site Technical Classes

  • AC Power Systems
  • Advanced Transformers
  • Capacitors
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Electric Test Equipment
  • Electrical Theory
  • Hoisting 1B-1D
  • Hoisting 2A-2C
  • Lockout/ Tagout and Switching & Tagging
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Personal Protective Grounding
  • Reclosers
  • Relays
  • Rubber Gloving and Insulate & Isolate
  • Substation Components & Safety
  • System Protection
  • Transformer Review & Connections
  • Trouble Investigation
  • Underground Distribution Review
  • 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 @Your-Site Virtual Training Sessions.

90-minute training (8:30 am – 10 am)
(Dates are subject to change)

  • Substation Components & Safety – Tuesday, Jan 24th
  • Rigging, Ropes & Safety – Wednesday, Jan 25th
  • Underground Distribution Review – Tuesday, April 18th 
  • Job Briefing – Wednesday, April 18th 
  • APPA Safety Manual:  Part 1 – Tuesday, September 19th
  • APPA Safety Manual:  Part 2 – Wednesday, September 20th
  • System Protection – Tuesday, December 19th
  • Personal Protective Equipment – Wednesday, December 20th 


2023 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 2023

    • APP Safety Manual Review
    • Other Safety/ Technical (In-Person)

February 2023

    • OSHA Fundamentals 1 (Hazardous Communication, Blood Borne Pathogens, Silica Protection, and Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasures)
    • OR
    • HAZCOM, Blood Borne Pathogens & Silica Protection (if applicable)

March 2023

    • Rigging, Ropes & Safety

April 2023

    • Underground Distribution Review

May 2023

    • OSHA Fundamentals 2 (Emergency Action & Evacustion Plans, Fire Extinguishers, Enclosed & Confirned Spaces, and Hearing Conservation where applicable)
    • Or
    • Enclosed & Confined Space Rescue

June 2023

    • OSHA Fundamentals 3 (Lock Out/Tag Out, Switching & Tagging and Bucket & Pole Top Rescue)
    • Or
    • Bucket & Pole Top Rescue

July  2023

    • Make-Up Classes

August  2023

    • Make-Up Classes

September 2023

    • OSHA Fundamentals 4 (Forklift Training & Practical Demonstration) refresher every 3 years
    • OR
    • Personal Protective Grounding 

October 2023

    • Work Zone Safety

November 2023

    • Trouble Investigation

December 2023

    • Chainsaw and Chipper Safety


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)
    • $75 per person, minimum $650 (i.e. 9 participants)
  • Non-Members
    • $150 per person, minimum $1,250 (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)
    • $135 per person, minimum $1,100 (i.e. 8 participants)
  • Non-Members
    • $245 per person, minimum $2,000 (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 individual sessions:

NEPPA Member:  $55 per person
Non- Member:  $110 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.


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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