Electrical Safety Training for Utility Employees
AEGIS Loss Control is pleased to offer its members Electrical Safety Seminars designed to provide employers and employees with information they need to identify and avoid workplace electrical hazards – electric shock, arc flash burns and arc blast injuries – as part of a safe work environment.
Training Based on the Most Up-to-Date Guidelines
Our Electrical Safety Seminars cover topics such as electrical perils, electrical safety programs, electrical safety qualification & controls, and personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines. Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices will address electrical safety principles, policies, controls, guidelines for qualification of personnel, job planning requirements and employer/employee responsibilities.
All seminars are based on the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) recently updated NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® and include Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and IEEE-C2 National Electrical Safety Code (NESC). A comprehensive handout that includes specific references will be provided to each attendee.
Complying With Safety Standards
OSHA requires employers to provide a place of employment free from recognized hazards that cause or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to the employees. Although not listed in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.6 Incorporation by Reference, many employers choose to follow the guidance provided in NFPA 70E to demonstrate their OSHA compliance.
It’s worth noting that OSHA tends to consider the qualifications of the instructor(s) when reviewing a site’s training program. Our Electric Safety Seminars are led by a member of our expert Loss Control staff – a professional engineer, certified in Electrical Safety Compliance from NFPA and also certified as a Safety Professional by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.
Understanding electrical safety procedures and having the ability to recognize hazards are critical for employees working with or around electrical systems. Employees not in compliance with company policies and procedures risk dangerous exposure to the electric system, posing a threat to themselves and the public.
Programs Built for You
Our Electrical Safety Seminars are based on employees’ roles and the level of training needed. We offer 2-, 4-, or 8-hour seminars that can be tailored to your company’s specific needs. Recognizing the need to minimize disruption to normal work activities, we are able to offer the seminar multiple times to accommodate different shifts.
For more information, please contact Howard J. Somers, P.E., CSP, CESCP by e-mail or by phone at 201.508.2734, or reach out to your designated AEGIS Loss Control Senior Professional.
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