Safety and Training

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

You Are the Cure to Complacency?

Aug. 1, 2023
To conquer complacency — whether it’s in the field, on the road, or in the office — we need to go back to the basics and look at the tasks we perform with repetition, daily.
Electric Utility Operations

Digital Tech is Key to Solving Utility Growth and Workforce Challenges

Aug. 1, 2023
Digital solutions offer a path to a safer, more efficient, more reliable grid, but despite the benefits seen in other industries, the power sector has yet to fully realize the...
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Safety and Training

Skills Training: Working Together to Inspire a Digital Generation

June 22, 2023
The next generation of electrical engineers could be the real actors in saving the planet – but business, industry and education providers must work together to inspire them to...
In 2020, the law school created UVMI with the mission to serve as a center for the understanding, development and improvement of law, policy and practice of UVM.
Vegetation Management

Tulane University's Utility Vegetation Management Educational Initiative

June 22, 2023
Tulane University launched an educational initiative to identify challenges and drive change in the UVM industry.