Safety Training for Metering Personnel (C4C)
Four Ways to Learn
COURSE FOR CREDIT
Earn CUSP points toward the recertification of the CUSP credential by taking a Course 4 Credit. Once you pass the final exam, your points will automatically be reported to the USOLN so that it’s applied to your CUSP maintenance efforts. There are currently more than 40 points available on iPi online.
VIDEO ON DEMAND
Choose from more than 100 hours of HD video featuring the utility safety industry’s leading minds giving insightful presentations. You also get a copy of the PowerPoint slides used during the presentation. Your subscription provides unlimited access and replays to the entire catalog of videos.
Webinars give subscribers the ability to attend a live, online educational webinar and interact with industry experts. Attendees earn CUSP points and get access to a video recording of the live presentation.
QUICK LEARNING TOPICS
Quick Learning (QL) topics give subscribers instant access to short 5-10 minute videos that feature interesting utility safety insights. These are perfect for on-the-go professionals who may not always have time to watch an hour-long video, but still want to constantly be learning. They’re also great items to share at tailgate meetings!
Who creates the content in iPi online?
Utility Business Media, the publisher of Incident Prevention Magazine and hosts of the iP Utility Safety Conference recruits leading safety minds in the utility industry to create and present our content. iPi then takes that content and creates learner-friendly formats for you to purchase.
How can I purchase iPi Online content?
There are two ways you can purchase content. One, you can buy any individual item in our catalog. Once purchase, you have unlimited access to that course until it is archived. (A course is only archived if the information in it becomes obsolete due to changes in rules, regulations or procedures).
Two, you can purchase an annual subscription plan that gives you unlimited access to all of the content in our catalog.
After I purchase an item, how much time do I have to watch it?
You have unlimited access to the course with no expiration date. The only exception to this is if we must archive an item due to the information delivered in it being outdated by the implementation of new industry rules and regulations. In other words, if the content in the course is no longer accurate or correct, we will remove it from our catalog.
What is the difference between a Course for Credit, Video on Demand, Virtual Classroom and Utility Safety Brain Builder?
To learn all about our learning formats, visit our delivery method guide page.
I have an industry credential (CUSP, CSP, etc.) How can I earn points towards my credential with iPi online?
We offer two ways you can earn credit and points that help you fulfill your credential maintenance requirements. One, you can complete a Course for Credit by watching the course videos and passing the final exam. Additionally, by attending one of our live virtual classrooms, you will also be awarded CUSP credit.
How can I track and keep records of my educational activity?
After you complete a course, you can download a certificate of completion for each course. Additionally, our system keeps records of your educational accomplishments. You can easily generate a report by clicking on this button on your dashboard page.
This will deliver to you a PDF document which provides a comprehensive list of what courses you have started and/or completed.
For those looking to earn CUSP points, we automatically send records of the points you've earned over to the USOLN at the end of each month. USOLN then adds your CUSP points earned to your USOLN records.
Do you have a mobile app for Apple and Android mobile devices?
We do have a mobile app for Apple device users that you can download by clicking on the link below. There is not currently an Android app available. However, our LMS platform is fully mobile friendly which means that when you view a course on a phone or tablet, it will automatically resize to the screen size.
Apple Device App Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learnupon/id947445473?mt=8
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Interested in Group Enrollment?
We offer discounted group rates that provide a learning solution for your entire team. Additionally, our powerful learning management system can be structured to provide members of your team with administrative authority to assign courses to their team and track the activity. If you would like to know more about group registrations, please contact Curtis Marquardt at 815.459.1796.
COURSE DURATION: 1 HOUR | CUSP CREDIT: 1 POINT
From shocks and arc flashes to slips and dog bites, metering personnel face a wide array of dangers. In this course, utility safety expert Lee Marchessault will detail those dangers and more as well as provide helpful strategies and tips to help keep employees safe while working with meters.
YOU WILL LEARN:
- The most common causes of injuries to metering personnel
- How shock incidents can easily go from a mildly painful jolt to a deadly incident
- The hazards that make arc flashes extremely dangerous and what metering personnel must do to protect themselves
- An overview of the new OSHA 1910.269 regulations affecting metering jobs and personnel
- What OSHA requires employers to do to ensure metering staff are safe
- Guidelines that you should follow when training your metering staff
- New Minimum Approach Distance rules
- Advice on what equipment and PPE metering personnel should be using
- Common meter hazards caused by environmental conditions and improper workmanship
- Real-world stories of how ignoring safety can lead to tragic consequences
Lee Marchessault, Workplace Safety Solutions
Lee Marchessault is the president of Workplace Safety Solutions. He is a licensed electrician with 35 years of experience in the electric utility industry, both in the field and as an EHS manager. Lee also is an adjunct instructor at Keene State College and has developed electrical safety programs for OSHA Training Institute Education Center (Region One). In addition to authoring numerous articles and speaking about electrical safety in the U.S. and abroad, Lee is an active member of the NFPA, ASSE, IEEE and National Safety Council Utilities Division.
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