@Your-Site Safety & Technical Classes

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 download NEPPA's 2019 Education & Training Catalog.


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Revisions to @Your-Site Training:
As the entrusted safety training provider for your most valuable asset, your employees, NEPPA takes great pride in this honor and takes this responsiblity very seriously.  
To stream-line and improve our training delivery, NEPPA has implemented some changes for 2019 and beyond:
  • Set Training Schedule
    • NEPPA will schedule training topics by month, to ensure you meet OSHA compliant training requirements within the calendar year.
    • Trainings may be held at NEPPA Headquarters, a Regional Location, or at a member’s location (i.e. @Your-Site)
    • NOTE: Additional @Your-Site courses may be requested, as desired.  Scheduling is based on trainer availability.
  • Per Person Registration Fees
    • Effective January 1, 2019, the @Your-Site Training registration fee is $68 per person with a minimum charge of $600 (i.e. a class of 9).
    • We encourage member-hosted classes to invite nearby systems to participate in order to meet the minimum charge/attendance.
  • @Your-Site Online 
    • NEPPA has established a partnership to provide online, OSHA compliant training for $30 per person, per class. 
    • Upon completion of online training, individual registrants will receive a certificate of completion, including topics covered, to be kept for your records and/or 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.
As many of you know, Massachusetts has implemented M.G.L. c.149 §6½ regarding OSHA compliance for public utilities.  
Although NEPPA and our member systems have long used OSHA standards as a minimum requirement, we found this a good time to create a specific “package” of OSHA Compliancy Training to cover the annually required training.  
The OSHA Compliancy courses below will comprise the “Set” Training Schedule mentioned above.
The following courses, combined with utilizing our new online training modules, provide several options for you to maintain compliance in 2019 and beyond:
  1. Enclosed/Confined Spaces (3 Hours)
  2. Fire Extinguisher; Emergency Action & Evacuation Plan; Hearing Conservation (3 Hours)
  3. First Aid/CPR/AED (5 - 6 Hours)
  4. Forklift Training (4 Hours) -Required Every 3 years
  5. Lock Out/Tag Out and Switching & Tagging (3 Hours)
  6. Pole Top/Bucket Rescue (3 Hours)
  7. Right to Know: Hazardous Communications (1 Hour); Silica (1 Hour); Blood Borne Pathogens (1 Hour) 
  8. Respiratory Training (3 Hours) - Offered as requested.
  9. Spill Response: Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasures (3 Hours) - Offered as requested.
As we implement these changes, all questions, comments and concerns are welcome.  These changes are designed and meant to better serve you, our members, to meet the growing training and compliance requirements.
Questions?  Please contact Steven Socoby, Director of Education & Training at (978) 540-2200 or ssocoby@neppa.org.




These classes 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.



@ Your-Site Safety Classes:
  • American Heart Association First Aid/CPR/AED or Medic First Aid
  • APPA Safety Manual:
    • Part 1
    • Part 2
  • Bucket/Pole Top Rescue
    29 CFR 1910.269 (a)(2)
  • Enclosed/Confined Spaces
    29 CFR 1910.269 (e)
  • Ergonomics
  • Forklift Safety
    29 CFR 1910.187 (i)(4)(iii)
  • High Voltage Rubber Gloving/Live Line
    Equipment Safe Work Practices
    29 CFR 1910.269 (l)
  • Lock out-Tag out/Switching & Tagging
    29 CFR 1910.269 (d)
  • Personal Protective Grounding
    29 CFR 1910.269 (m)
  • Respiratory Training (Offered as requested.)
    29 CFR 1910.134 (k)
  • Rigging, Ropes, and Safety
  • Right to Know (w/GHS) & Blood Borne Pathogens
    29 CFR 1910.1200, 1030
  • Spill Response: Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasures (Offered as requested)
    40 CFR 112 (SPCC)
  • System Protection
  • Trouble Investigation
  • Workplace Safety
    • Part A (Environmental Safety and Slips, Trips & Falls)
    • Part B (Fire Extinguisher & Ladder Safety)
    • Part C (Chainsaw/Chipper Safety & Safety for Green Power)
  • Work Zone Safety
    29 CFR 1910.269 (w)(6)
  • MA Hoisting License Test Prep &
    Continuing Education
    • 1B - 1D Hoisting License
    • 2A - 2C Hoisting License




@ Your-Site Technical Classes:
  • AC Power Systems
  • Advanced Transformers
  • Capacitors
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Electrical Testing Equipment
  • Electrical Theory
  • Recloser and Recloser Control Programming
  • Relays
  • Substation Components
    • Power Transformers
    • Batteries, Cells, and Chargers
  • Transformer Review & Transformer Connections
  • Underground Distribution Review (URD)
  • Voltage Regulators


@Your-Site Online Classes:

As noted above, NEPPA has established a partnership to provide online, OSHA compliant training for $30 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. 


To be notified when @Your-Site Online is available, please contact Sarah Klingler at sklingler@neppa.org.



Registration Fees for @ Your-Site Safety & Technical Classes:


Effective January 1, 2019, NEPPA is moving to a per person registration fee for @Your-Site Safety & Technical Classes:

  • NEPPA Members (Utility & Affiliate)
    • $68/person, Minimum Charge is $600 (i.e. a class of 9)
  • Non-Members
    • $138/person, Minimum Charge is $1,200 (i.e. a class of 9)


We encourage member-hosted classes to invite nearby systems to participate in order to meet the minimum charge/attendance.  If you are interested in hosting nearby systems, please contact Colleen Del Signore at colleend@neppa.org.


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Questions?  Please contact Education & Training Coordinator Colleen Del Signore at colleend@neppa.org or (978) 540-2209.



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.