2 -hr Online Course

Electrical Safe Work Practices for Telecom Workers

About Electrical Safe Work Practices for Telecom Workers

Telecom workers perform tasks near overhead power lines every day. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.268 regulations outline these workers’ expected safe work practices. Since their original promulgation in 1975, some rules have been changed by reference through other updated standards. This course will describe best practices based on a variety of standards, including hazard identification and some National Electrical Safety Code requirements of all equipment on a pole. We will also discuss the importance of grounding, hazards when stringing new cable or fiber, and service-level hazards. 

The views, information, or opinions expressed during this webinar are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Utility Business Media and its employees. It is strongly recommended you discuss any actions or policy changes with your company management prior to implementation.

Course Objectives

This course will provide information that will help telecom workers:

  • Understand electrical shock and arc flash hazards.
  • Define electrical safety requirements for qualified telecom workers.
  • Explain OSHA requirements specific to telecom work.
  • Identify grounding requirements for cable and communications work.
  • Describe the importance of maintaining minimum approach distances where exposed power lines are present.

    *Not included in the iPi Online Subscription

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    Register for the full 2-hr course on June 16th


    Can’t make a live session? Recordings will be available for 30 days following the course.

    Earn 2 CUSP points for attending the full course

    Course Schedule

    2-hours in length

    1pm ET  |  12pm CT  |  11am MT  |  10am PT

    Session 1 – June 16

    Electrical Safe Work Practices for Telecom Workers

    Can’t make a live session? Recordings will be available for 30 days following the series.

    Instructor

    Lee Marchessault, CUSP

    Lee Marchessault is the President of Workplace Safety Solutions, Inc. He started his career in the Electric Industry in 1978 as a power plant apprentice operator, then moved to metering, then HV Electrician (Transmission, Substation & Generation), and after 20 years in the field, he became the Safety Manager for the power company. Lee remains a licensed Electrician and has a BS from Johnson State College. He is an instructor for the OSHA Training Institutes in Regions 1, 2, and 4, electrical standards. Over the past 20 years, Lee has written numerous articles in national publications and continues to present electrical safety topics for International venues. He is on the Electrical Committee for NFPA, a voting member of the ASTM F18 Committee, and an active member with other organizations including ASSP, IP, and NSC Utilities Division.

    Electrical Safe Work Practices for Telecom Workers is not included in the iPi Online Subscription.

    The views, information, or opinions expressed during this webinar are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Utility Business Media and its employees. It is strongly recommended you discuss any actions or policy changes with your company management prior to implementation.

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