Safety and Training

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


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

Training Women on the Line

Oct. 6, 2023
As more women enter the line trade, here are four strategies to recruit, train and retain female lineworkers.
Preventing Ergonomic Injuries
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Preventing Ergonomic Injuries in Utility Vegetation Management

Oct. 2, 2023
Since ergonomic injuries are one of the leading work-related hazards, it is important to understand how ergonomics affect job tasks and how to properly complete said tasks.
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Personal Voltage Detection Safety

Sept. 5, 2023
COMPASS Pro provides a unique combination of features that empower individuals and teams to respond swiftly and effectively in emergency situations.
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Safety and Training

AMI Expert: Utilities Must Address Workforce Training Needs

Aug. 25, 2023
Tillman and panelists — Tanika Davis, director of workforce development at Exelon Corp.; Kristie Kelley, workforce development director at the Center for Energy Workforce Development...