Electrical Worker and Utility Training

EWT - Communication Facilities

The goal of this lesson is to provide awareness training for electrical workers about safety procedures when working with microwave equipment, high-band radio, and power-line communications carriers.

$9.00 | 11 minutes

EWT - Electrical Clearances

This lesson introduces electrical workers to safe, OSHA-compliant procedures for de-energizing and re-energizing transmission or distribution lines and equipment. (For de-energizing procedures that apply to electric power generation facilities, see the Hazardous Energy Control Procedures lesson.)

$9.00 | 20 minutes

EWT - Enclosed Spaces

This lesson covers: determining whether a restricted workspace qualifies as an “enclosed space,” versus a “confined space” that is governed by the more stringent 29 CFR 1910.146 standard; testing, rescue, and safe work practices required for working in tight spaces; and methods for ventilating such spaces to prevent or clear unsafe atmospheres (meaning, gas mixes that are oxygen-deficient, oxygen-enriched, flammable, or toxic).

$9.00 | 20 minutes

EWT - Excavations

This lesson covers: designing excavations to ensure adequate support, stability, and employee access/egress; constructing excavations to avoid compromising adjacent structures or utility lines; and safe work practices that minimize excavation sites' hazards, notably water accumulation, loose rock and soil, falls, trips, and hazardous atmospheres.

$9.00 | 30 minutes

EWT - General Concepts

The goal of this lesson is to provide awareness training for electrical workers about general electrical terms, equipment, and safety policies and processes.

$9.00 | 25 minutes

EWT - Grounding

The lesson covers establishing key conditions for safely working lines and equipment as “de-energized”; treating all lines and equipment as live, unless those key conditions are verified; anticipating and mitigating fault currents; correctly selecting and spacing protective grounding equipment; and safely connecting and removing grounds.

$9.00 | 20 minutes

EWT - Hand and Portable Power Tools

The goal of this lesson is to provide awareness training for electrical workers about safe procedures for working with portable cord-and-plug-connected power tools and equipment, hydraulic and pneumatic power tools, live-line tools, and the requirements for maintaining them.

$9.00 | 20 minutes

EWT - Hazardous Energy Control Procedures

The goal of this lesson is to provide awareness training for electrical workers in the safe procedures for using lockout/tagout devices for the control of energy sources in installations for the purpose of electric power generation.

$9.00 | 25 minutes

EWT - Job Briefings

This lesson covers: how job briefings are beneficial; how often and how extensively employers must brief work crews; and how to select and present a job briefing's contents.

$9.00 | 20 minutes

EWT - Ladders, Platforms, Step Bolts, and Manholes

This course provides the learner with the general and specific safety requirements for ladders, platforms, step bolts, and manhole steps.

$9.00 | 15 minutes

EWT - Line Clearance Tree Trimming

The goal of this lesson is to provide awareness training for electrical workers regarding safe practices while performing line-clearance tree trimming, including specific instruction on how to safely use and various tools and equipment related to this task.

$9.00 | 20 minutes

EWT - Mechanical Equipment

Provide the learner with the general and specific requirements and criteria for using mechanical equipment safely near energized power lines and equipment.

$9.00 | 25 minutes

EWT - Medical Services and First Aid

The goal of this lesson is to provide awareness training for electrical workers about the OSHA requirements related to the electrical utility industry for medical services and first aid, as well as the correct actions to take during an initial response to an incident or first aid situation, including examining the victim, bleeding, traumatic shock, burns, electric shock, head and spinal injuries, and fractures.

$9.00 | 30 minutes

EWT - Overhead Lines

This lesson outlines safe practices for overhead distribution work. Lineworkers will learn how to evaluate safe work conditions (including weather and equipment), safely manipulate and work around elevated structures, control electrical and physical/rigging hazards while installing or removing overhead lines, and safely inspect and operate aerial lifts (bucket trucks).

$9.00 | 15 minutes

EWT - Overhead Lines with Live-Line Bare-Hand Work

This lesson outlines safe practices for overhead distribution and transmission work. Lineworkers will learn how to evaluate safe work conditions (including weather and equipment); to safely manipulate and work around elevated structures; to control electrical and physical/rigging hazards while installing or removing overhead lines; to safely inspect and operate aerial lifts (bucket trucks); and to determine and apply safe parameters, equipment, and practices for live-line, bare-hand work.

$9.00 | 25 minutes

EWT - Personal Protective Equipment

To provide electrical utility lineworkers with training on the importance of using PPE; how to identify, select and use PPE, including fall protection equipment; and the characteristics and uses of insulating safety tools and equipment.

$9.00 | 25 minutes

EWT - Power Generation

This lesson covers general safety practices for working in power generating plants, how to guard energized equipment and energized parts, and work around steam boilers, chlorine systems, coal, and ash.

$9.00 | 20 minutes

EWT - Special Conditions and Material Handling

The goal of this lesson is to provide awareness training for electrical workers about safety procedures to be followed in special conditions and when handling materials.

$9.00 | 15 minutes

EWT - Substations

The lesson covers compliance with: entry/reporting-in procedures; maintaining a safe work space (ensuring access, marking energized and de-energized areas, and managing breakers); using fencing/signage to restrict access; and using physical guards or barriers to isolate lines and equipment.

$9.00 | 20 minutes

EWT - Testing and Test Facilities

The goal of this lesson is to provide awareness training for electrical workers about safety procedures to be followed when using permanent or field testing facilities.

$9.00 | 19 minutes

EWT - Underground Electrical Installations

This lesson covers requirements for safe work in and around underground manholes and vaults. It focuses on working safely with underground lines and cables.

$9.00 | 20 minutes

EWT - Vault and Pole-Top Rescue

This lesson introduces electrical workers to procedures for properly rescuing co-workers from overhead and underground electrical installations.

$9.00 | 15 minutes

EWT - Working On or Near Exposed, Energized Parts

The lesson covers: Prudently assuming all electrical lines/equipment to be energized, unless verified de-energized; qualifications for working near equipment energized at 50+ volts; safe work and testing practices, including mandated PPE (personal protective equipment); circumstances that require a two-person (or larger) crew; exceptions that allow working alone; ensuring a safe work space, compliant with the OSHA standard; calculating and maintaining minimum approach distances (MADs); and inspection requirements.

$9.00 | 20 minutes

Utility - Bucket Rescue

The goal of this lesson is to provide awareness training for utility workers about the techniques of bucket rescue, so that when faced with a rescue situation they will be able to respond appropriately.

$9.00 | 20 minutes

Utility - Dog Attack Prevention

The goal of this lesson is to provide awareness training for utility workers about preventing dog attacks and protecting oneself if attacked.

$9.00 | 17 minutes

Utility - Sling Safety

This lesson covers general safety practices regarding how to select, use, inspect, and maintain slings; specifically, alloy steel chain, wire rope, natural and synthetic fiber rope, and synthetic web slings. Employees will also identify when these slings must be removed from service.

$9.00 | 25 minutes

Utility - Working with Self-Contained Meters

The goal of this lesson is to provide awareness training for utility workers about safely exchanging, connecting, and disconnecting electric meters.

$9.00 | 20 minutes