Course Description

This program focuses specifically on the requirements of the OSHA Outreach Training Program for General Industry with customization relevant to utility metering employees or contractors. The 2 day course covers essential core and elective requirements of the 10-hour Department of Labor OSHA General Industry Outreach Training Program and delivers additional utility safety training hazards, including the following subjects:

Introduction to OSHA:

  • Walking Working Surfaces (Slips, Trips, and Falls)
  • Hazard Communication (including overview of new Globally Harmonized System)
  • Exit Routes, Emergency Action, and Fire Extinguishers
  • Electrical First Aid and Safe Rescue Practices
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Whistleblower Protections
  • Training and qualification requirements for utility metering employees
  • Workzone Safety Awareness to temporary Emergency Traffic Control.
  • Special conditions and precautions, including capacitors and working with CT’s
  • Electrical Safety related to low voltage (under 600 volts), and storm work with OH lines (over 600 volts)
  • Arc flash hazards (New Standards)
  • Shock hazards
  • Job Briefing Requirements
  • Safety Related Work Practices
  • Specific meter Hazards, i.e. 60 amp sockets, auto by-passes, UG conduit issues, class 320 and 400 amp self-contained meters, network metering, CT metering, Primary metering, CT shunting issues, applying sleeves, testing.
  • PPE requirements
  • Emergency Response for Storms including minimum approach distances,downed wires & gradient potential
For any questions, please reach out to oshaed@keene.edu
For more information, visit https://oshaedne.com/
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