@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.

 

Click here to download NEPPA's 2020 Education & Training Catalog.

 

 

NEW @Your-Site OSHA Fundamentals CoursesOSHA Fundamentals 1
 
In direct response to our members’ feedback, NEPPA is announcing a new set of optional OSHA Fundamentals courses in 2020:
 
 
  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. Enclosed & Confined Spaces, Fire Extinguishers, Emergency Action & Evacuation Plans (Optional Add On: Hearing Conservation)
  3. OSHA Fundamentals 3 (5 - 6 hrs, for rescue practical):
    1. Bucket & Pole Top Rescue, Lock Out/Tag Out (LOTO), Switching & Tagging
  4. OSHA Fundamentals 4 (4 - 5 hrs):
    1. Forklift Training & Practical Demonstration (vs. Awareness or Refresher Training)
  5. OSHA Fundamentals 5 (5 - 6 hrs, depending on program):
    1. First Aid/CPR/AED
 
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 Heart Association, American National Safety & Health Institute, or Medic First Aid), the OSHA Fundamentals courses will be billed at the following rates:
 
NEPPA Members: $125 per person, minimum $1,000 (i.e. 8 participants)
Non-Members: $225 per person, minimum $1,800 (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.
 
 
Questions? Please contact Sarah Elise Klingler, Director of Education & Programs at (978) 540-2200 or sklingler@neppa.org.

 

 

Location
 

@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.

 

In 2020, 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.

 

 

@ Your-Site Safety Classes

 

    • American Heart Association First Aid/CPR/AED; Medic First Aid
    • APPA Safety Manual Part 1 & Part 2
    • Bucket/Pole Top Rescue
    • Bucket/Pole Top Rescue
    • Ergonomics
    • Hazardous Communication (HAZCOM, i.e. Right to Know) & Blood Borne Pathogens (Add On: Silica Protection where applicable)
    • High Voltage Rubber Gloving: Insulate & Isolate and Arc Flash Safety
    • Lock Out/Tag Out (LOTO) and Switching & Tagging
    • OSHA Fundamentals (1 - 5) - See Above
    • Personal Protective Grounding
    • Rigging, Ropes, and Safety
    • System Protection
    • Trouble Investigation
    • Workplace Safety (Part A): Environmental Safety and Walking Working Surfaces
    • Workplace Safety (Part B): Emergency Action & Evacuation Plans, Fire Extinguisher & Ladder Safety and Hearing Conservation
    • Workplace Safety (Part C): Chainsaw, Chipper and Green Power Safety
    • Work Zone Safety 

 

@ Your-Site Technical Classes:
 
    • AC Power Systems
    • Advanced Transformers
    • Capacitors
    • Capacitors, Regulators & Reclosers (combined class, where appropriate)
    • 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
 

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. 

 

Please visit the @Your-Site Online page for more information or to register.

 

 

2020 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 2020

    • APPA Safety Manual
    • CPR/First Aid
    • Ergonomics

 

February 2020

    • OSHA Fundamentals 1 (Hazardous Communication, Blood Borne Pathogens, Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasures)
    • Capacitors, Regulators & Reclosers (combined class, where appropriate)
    • CPR/First Aid
    • Hazardous Communication, Blood Borne Pathogens, Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasures (3-hour course)
    • Other Safety/Technical

 

March 2020

    • CPR/First Aid
    • High Voltage Rubber Gloving: Insulate & Isolate and Arc Flash Safety
    • Hoisting 1B-1D; 2A-2C
    • Rigging, Ropes & Safety
    • Other Safety/Technical

 

April 2020

    • CPR/First Aid
    • Personal Protective Grounding
    • Workplace Safety A: Environmental Safety & Walking Working Surfaces
    • Work Zone Safety
    • Other Safety/Technical

 

May 2020

    • OSHA Fundamentals 2 (Enclosed & Confined Space Rescue, Fire Extinguishers, Emergency Action & Evacuation Plans - Optional Add On: Hearing Conservation)
    • CPR/First Aid
    • Enclosed & Confined Space Rescue (3-hour course)
    • Other Safety/Technical

 

June 2020

    • OSHA Fundamentals 3 (Bucket & Pole Top Rescue, Lock Out/Tag Out and Switching & Tagging)
    • CPR/First Aid
    • Bucket & Pole Top Rescue (3-hour course)
    • Circuit Breakers & Relays (combined class, where appropriate)
    • Other Safety/Technical

 

July - August 2020

    • Make-Up Classes
    • Other Safety/Technical

 

September 2020

    • CPR/First Aid
    • Hoisting 1B-1D; 2A-2C
    • Trouble Investigation
    • Other Safety/Technical

 

October 2020

    • OSHA Fundamentals 4 (Forklift Safety with Practical Exercise)
    • CPR/First Aid
    • Substation Components & Safety
    • Workplace Safety B: Fire Extinguishers, Emergency Action & Evacuation Plans - Optional Add On: Hearing Conservation

 

November 2020

    • CPR/First Aid
    • Ergonomics
    • Transformer Review & Connections
    • Other Safety/Technical

 

December 2020

    • CPR/First Aid
    • Workplace Safety C: Chipper & Chainsaw Safety
    • Other Safety/Technical

 

Registration Fees for @ Your-Site Safety & Technical Classes

 

3-Hour @Your-Site Training

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

        • NEPPA Members (Utility & Affiliate)
          • $68 perperson, minimum $600 (i.e. 9 participants)
        • Non-Members
          • $138 per person, minimum $1,200 (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)
          • $125 per person, minimum $1,000 (i.e. 8 participants)
        • Non-Members
          • $225 per person, minimum $1,800 (i.e. 8 participants)

 

We continue to encourage hosting members to invite and group with nearby systems to foster collarboration, facilitation and to meet the minimum attendance, as needed. 

 

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.