2 -hr Online Course

Line Clearance for Tree Trimming

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About Electrical Safe Work Practices for Generation Station Personnel

Tree trimming is already a hazardous field with multiple annual fatalities. Add working in the vicinity of power lines to the mix and now you have extremely hazardous conditions. In addition to the fall, struck-by and caught-between hazards faced by all tree trimmers, line-clearance tree trimmers can be injured or killed due to direct contact with power lines, indirect contact through conductive branches, arc flash events and gradient potential where vehicles become energized. This course will cover hazards faced by line-clearance tree trimmers and reinforced with case studies and an explanation of minimum OSHA training requirements. We will also discuss the three-cut method to effectively clear a power line.

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

  • Understand electrical shock and arc flash hazards.
  • Define qualified electrical workers and training requirements for line-clearance tree trimmers.
  • Explain OSHA’s requirements specific to line-clearance tree trimmers.
  • Identify how three cuts can clear most trees from a power line.

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    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.

    Line Clearance for Tree Trimming 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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