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*NEW* Introduction to Electrical Hazards & Safety Training

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March 31 - April 2, 2021  (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.

 

 

Under guidance from federal, state, and local authorities, NEPPA has reopened its Headquarters/Training Center.  In-house and @Your-Site Training is being held and scheduled in accordance with federal, state, and local guidelines. 

 

 

All visitors, staff and trainers must follow the established practices and protocols to ensure the safety, health and well-being of the NEPPA community. 

Click here for NEPPA's COVID-19 Visitor Policy.

 

 

For authorization to enter the Training Center, all visitors must complete this Health Screening Form.

 

 

  

Based on member demand, NEPPA is pleased to be offering a brand-new Introduction to Electrical Hazards & Safety Training course being held March 31 - April 2, 2021 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-, two-, or all three-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.

 

Click here to download the detailed agenda.

 

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 & 3)

 

 

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 2.5-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
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Certification

 

 

Agenda

 Agenda details are subject to change.

 

Day 1 - March 31, 2021

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 - April 1, 2021

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

 

Day 3 - April 2, 2021

8:00 am           Module 10: First Aid/CPR/AED Blended Learning Model **

11:30 am         Adjourn

 

** Participants are required to complete a portion of their First Aid/CPR/AED training online in advance of the hands-on session.

 

 

 

Click here to download the detailed agenda.

 

 

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: $245 $415
2-Day Program: $475 $825
2.5-Day Program: $525 $1,025

 

 

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Cancellations

 

Cancellations are accepted until Wednesday, March 17, 2021 (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)

DRegeleDennis 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.

 

 

Linda Calderiso, Trainer & Administrator for NEPPA First Aid/CPR/AED Training Program

Certified Medic First Aid Trainer for First Aid, CPR, AED

 

LCalderisoLinda has been with Northeast Public Power Association for over 20 years as a trainer.

 

In her role Linda teaches First Aid/CPR/AED training and is the Administrator for the organization's First Aid/CPR/AED Training Program and also teaches Ergonomics.

 

Before joining NEPPA, Linda was an Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer in the US Military and Planning Specialist for FEMA. She is also certified by the American Council on Exercise as a Group Fitness Leader and teaches indoor cycling and BOSU classes.

 


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 - King: $155/night + tax; Queen/Queen: $165/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

Click here to make your reservation online using the Corporate Rate: BZL *** Due to COVID, please call the hotel directly.

 

Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center - $99/night + tax

242 Adams Place

Boxboro, MA 01719

(978) 263-8701

 

The Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center - $109/night + tax (with breakfast)

219 Littleton Road

Westford, MA 01886

(978) 692-8200

Click here to make your reservation online using the Rate Access Code: NEPPA.

 

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

27 Andrews Parkway

Devens, MA 01434

(978) 772-3030

Click here to make your reservation online.

 

Hilton Garden Inn Devens - $129/night + tax

59 Andrews Parkway

Devens, MA 01434

(978) 772-0600

Click here to make your reservation online using the Group Code: BZL.

 

 

 

Questions? 

 

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