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2-HR Online Course

Substation Safety: The Invisible Hazards


  • Duration
    One 2-Hour Session
  • CUSP points
    2 CUSP Points
  • Instructor
About Substation Safety: The Invisible Hazards

This program will focus on the hazards of Induction, Objectionable Current Flow and Gradient Potential and how to mitigate the hazards. Special consideration for temporary protective grounding and equipment bonding is especially important in substations. Case studies will be presented from including serious injuries from operating gang operated switches to an induction fatality. Attendees will have a better understanding of the invisible hazards within a substation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define qualifications and training requirements for substation personnel
  • Describe hazardous conditions including induction, objectionable current flow, gradient potential, arc flash hazards, etc.
  • Determine methods to mitigate hazards.

*Not included in the iPi Subscription

Earn 2 CUSP points
for the 2-hour session!

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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.

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.

Substation Safety: The Invisible Hazards is not included in the iPi Subscription