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Safety and Training Services

ESCI provides a full range of Safety Training and Wellness Services to the utility industry. Our highly experienced team of journeymen, engineers, codes experts, instructors, consultants, and trainers are recognized across the industry as leaders in electric utility safety training and wellness.

Federal OSHA 1910 and OSHA 1926 regulations require ALL employees to be provided safety training, on a regular basis, for each section of OSHA 1910 and 1926 unless the employee's job duties do not include the particular activity.

Some safety practices require training yearly, some every two years, some every three years, some every five years, and others on an "as needed basis". Listed below is a breakdown of the Federal OSHA 1910.269 training requirements and ESCI's recommended training intervals.

Safety training programs required each year:

  • Worker Right to Know
  • Fire Protection
  • Pole, Bucket, and Vault Rescue
  • CPR and AED (if AEDs are available)
  • Heat Exposure (required by Washington State)
  • Confined Space (if required)
  • Hearing Conservation (if required)
  • Respiratory Protection (if required)
  • Hazardous Energy Control (Lock-Out/Tag-Out) Procedures (if revised)
  • Emergency Action Plans (for involved employees if revised)
  • Bloodborne Pathogens (ESCI recommended)
  • First Aid (ESCI recommends 1/2 of the First Aid Training each year)

Safety training programs required every two years:

  • First Aid (minimum, see above)
  • Flagging (2 or 3 years depending on State regulations)
  • CDL Requirements (depending on State regulations)

Safety training programs required every three years:

  • Fork lift operation
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Safety training programs required every five years or less:

  • NESC C-2 Review

Written plans requiring review and update (if needed) each year:

  • Emergency Action Plans
  • Hazardous Energy Control Procedures (Lock-Out Tag-Out)
  • Safety Program (includes safety manual)
  • Noise Exposure Program (if required)
  • Explosives and Blasting Program (if required)
  • Respiratory Protection Plan (if required)
  • Confined Space Program (if required)
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Program
  • Hazardous Communication Plan

Safety training programs required initially and on an "as needed and regular basis" if tasks are included in the worker's job description:

  • OSHA 1910.269 Review:
        (c) Job Briefings
        (e) Enclosed Space
        (f) Excavations
        (g) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
        (h) Ladders, Platforms, Step Bolts, Manhole Steps
        (i) Hand and Portable Tools
        (j) Live Line Tools
        (k) Materials Handling and Storage
        (l) Working on or Near Exposed Energized Parts
        (m) De-energizing Lines and Equipment
        (n) Grounding for the Protection of Employees
        (o) Testing and Testing Facilities
        (p) Mechanical Equipment
        (q) Overhead Lines
        (r) Line Clearance Tree Trimmers
        (s) Communication Facilities
        (t) Underground Electrical Installations
        (u) Substations
        (v) Power Generation
  • Qualified Worker Training (non-journeymen)
  • MAD distances and cover-up requirements
  • Battery Safety
  • Powered Platforms and Man-Lifts 1910 Subpart F
  • Scaffolding 1910.28
  • General Requirements (housekeeping) 1910.22
  • Welding, Cutting and Brazing 1910 Subpart Q
  • Toxic and Hazardous Substances 1910 Subpart Z
  • Chainsaw Operation 1910.266

ESCI suggested training topics that should be covered on a regular basis:

  • Heat Exposure
  • Electrical Burns and FR Protective Clothing
  • Harassment Awareness
  • Accident Investigation
  • Body Mechanics and Lifting
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Awareness (Supervisors and DOT)
  • Ropes and Rigging
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Cancer Awareness
  • Workplace Violence
  • Ergonomics
  • Hantavirus Education
  • Dealing with Stress and Irate Customers
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Winter Driving (defensive driving)

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