@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.

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@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 (4 – 5 hrs):
    1. Emergency Action & Evac. Plans, Fire Prevention Plan, Fire Extinguishers, Ladder Safety, Walking & Working Surfaces, Optional Silica and Optional Hearing Conversation
  3. OSHA Fundamentals 3 (4 – 5 hrs, for rescue practical): 
    1. Lock Out/ Tag Out (LOTO), Switching & Tagging, and Job Briefings
  4. OSHA Fundamentals 4 (5 – 6 hrs):
    1. Forklift Training & Practical Demonstration

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: $140 per person, minimum $1,200 (i.e. 8 participants)
Non-Members: $255 per person, minimum $2,100 (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.

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.

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@Your-Site Safety Classes

  • APPA Safety Manual Review (Part 1 & 2)
  • Arc Flash Safety
  • Bucket & Pole Top Rescue
  • Chainsaw & Chipper Safety
  • Electrical Safety for First Responders
  • Enclosed & Confined Spaces
  • Energized Distribution Cover-up and Rubber Gloving Methods & Working on or Near energized Parts
  • 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 – 4) 
  • 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 $40 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

NEPPA is pleased to continue offering @Your-Site Virtual Training Sessions.  These sessions were recorded and are available for up to a year after broadcast.

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

  • Underground Distribution Review – Wednesday, April 17th 
  • Personal Protective Equipment – Thursday, April 18th  
  • Hot Stick Safety – Wednesday, September 4th
  • Job Briefing – Wednesday, April 18th 

2024 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 2024

    • 17th Edition APPA Safety Manaul
      • Part 1 (Definitions Parts 1, 2 & 3)
      • Part 2 (Part 4:  PPE; Part 5:  Operations 508-514)

February 2024

    • OSHA Fundamentals 1 (Hazardous Communication, Right to Know, Blood Borne Pathogens, Silica Protection, and Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasures)

March 2024

    • Underground Distribution Review
    • Work Zone Safety

April 2024

    • OSHA Fundamentals 2 (Emergency Action & Evacation Plans, Fire Prevention Plan, Fire Extinguishers, Ladder Safety, Walking and Working Surfaces, and Hearing Conservation where applicable)

May 2024

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

June 2024

    • Bucket & Pole Top Rescue

July  2024

    • Make-Up Classes

August  2024

    • Make-Up Classes

September 2024

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

October 2024

    • Rigging, Ropes & Safety

November 2024

    • Trouble Investigation

December 2024

    • 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)
    • $78 per person, minimum $650 (i.e. 9 participants)
  • Non-Members
    • $155 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)
    • $140 per person, minimum $1,200 (i.e. 8 participants)
  • Non-Members
    • $255 per person, minimum $2,100 (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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