Safety and Training

Utility job training, industry events and career opportunities; the science and culture behind keeping workers safe.


Joanne Ward started in the trade as an electrical helper for Seattle City Light in 1978.
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Electric Utility Operations

A Team Approach to Trauma Response Training

March 6, 2023
Colorado Springs Utilities is collaborating with the local fire department, EMS and Life Flight to provide real-world training for field crews.
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Training in the art of power system protection is best achieved within the framework of open-forum classroom discussion.
Safety and Training

Fast-Track Training for Utilities with the Hothousing Method

Dec. 1, 2022
With an acute shortage of engineering and technical resources, utilities need to change and speed up the way they train new talent.
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Line workers with JOEMC reviewing the safety job briefing on the eSMART platform before work begins. To ensure substations are carefully managed, the coop employs a substation supervisor who oversees two substation crew leaders, each managing three line workers with expertise ranging from apprentice to journeyman.
Safety and Training

Cloud-Based Job Briefings Maximize Safety

Oct. 19, 2022
Jones-Onslow EMC improves its safety program using cloud-based technology to streamline OSHA requirements, build efficiency and lower risk.
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Working in remote areas is safer with multiple people, though safety training still needs to be kept firmly in mind.
Safety and Training

Remotely Work Safely

Oct. 13, 2022
From Arizona to Alaska, electricity workers who perform dangerous tasks in dangerous spots share their safety tips.
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Safety and Training

Can We Improve Safety for Utility Workers?

Sept. 14, 2022
It is still chilling to realize that a person died every 111 minutes in 2020 from a work-related injury.


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T&D World Buyers Guide

April 12, 2021
Connect with leading suppliers and service providers for utilities today.
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Safety and Training

Upskilling: The New Focus For Workforce Training

June 14, 2023
A robust partnership between industry and academia lies at the core of EPCE’s success.
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The Past and Future of Safety in UVM

May 16, 2023
The fundamental flaw with the safety pyramid concept is that it assumes that the same underlying behaviors cause low-, medium- and high-severity injuries or fatalities.
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Electric Utility Operations

Hastings Non-Contact Voltage Tester Improves Safety for Line Workers

May 16, 2023
This live tester, non-contact voltage detector uses static discriminator and provides reliable detection on low voltage ranges, meaning no more false alarms.
Fifteen DMACC students enrolled in the first Electric Utility course session offered using the digital training materials, and the class size will double in the fall of 2023.
Electric Utility Operations

Augmented Reality Training in Line Work

May 15, 2023
MidAmerican Energy partners with community college to launch augmented reality training.