@ 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 2018 Education & Training Catalog.



These classes may be conducted on-site at member utilities or at NEPPA's Training Facility and unless other arrangements are made, 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
  • 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)
  • Rigging, Ropes, and Safety
  • Right to Know (w/GHS) & Blood Borne Pathogens
    29 CFR 1910.1200, 1030
  • 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 Hoisting License
    • 1C Hoisting License
    • 1D Hoisting License
    • 2A Hoisting License
    • 2B Hoisting License
    • 2C Hoisting License
    • 2D 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



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


NEPPA Utility Members

  • First Six Classes (any topic listed) - $550 per person (maximum charge of $7,000 per utility)
  • Additional Classes (any topic listed) - $600 per class
  • Northern States Training (Maine, New Hampshire & Vermont) - $850 per class


Affiliate Members (Corporate/Associate)

  • Based on size and location.  Call NEPPA at (978) 540-2200 to discuss.



  • $1,500 per class


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If you have any questions please contact the training & education coordinator, Colleen Del Signore, at either 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.