Safety Compliance for Electric Utilities – Distance Learning Series – Electric Power Qualified vs. Unqualified


Activate your safety process through Distance Learning.  This series is comprised of seven sessions.  Each Session is a one-hour webinar designed to engage students through polls, questions, and on-line responses.


June 18, 2021 - June 18, 2021
1:00 pm — 2:00 pm
FMPA (Teleconference)


 Safety Compliance for Electric Utilities

 SC-1 Electrical Hazards and Risk Assessments

This session is designed to highlight the importance of identifying electric power system hazards and assigning risk when performing work.

  • Identify Electric Power System Hazards
  • Describe how to assign risk to identified hazards.
  • Understand the importance of controlling electrical system hazards effectively


SC-2 NESC vs OSHA’s Safe Working Rules

This session will define working rules based on the National Electrical Safety Code.

  • Understand the difference between consensus standard requirements and regulatory law
  • Describe basic requirements for NESC Part 4 -Working rules


SC-3 Electric Power Qualified vs. Unqualified

This session will define qualification requirements to perform work on or near electric power facilities.

  • Understand the differences between Qualified and Unqualified.
  • Describe electric power qualification requirements.
  • Describe training requirements for Qualified and Unqualified working within electric power restricted areas.


SC-4 Working On or Near Energized Parts- Minimum Approach Distances (MAD)

This session will define employer requirements for minimum approach distances for electric power operations.

  • Define minimum approach distances.
  • Describe methods to determine minimum approach distances.
  • Describe methods to maintain minimum approach distances.


SC-5 Electric Power Flames and Electric Arcs

This session will highlight the importance of assessing work with potential electric arc exposures and developing effective controls for personal protection.

  • Assess workplace for hazards from flames or electric arcs
  • Describe methods to determine incident energy level
  • Describe Arc Protective Equipment Clothing Requirements
  • Communicate Care and Maintenance of Arc Protective Equipment


SC-6 Contractor Information Sharing

This session will highlight electric power system characteristics and conditions that needs to be shared with contractors prior to working on utility (host) facilities.

  • Communicate basic information utilities (host) are required to share with contractors.
  • Describe the meaning of system characteristics and conditions.
  • Understand basic communication methods used to share information effectively.


SC-7 De-energizing Lines and Equipment for Employee Protection

This session will highlight requirements for de-energizing lines and equipment for employee protection.

  • Describe basic requirements for systems with system operators and systems without system operators.
  • Communicate requirements for the employee in-charge of the work.
  • Describe the meaning of a Clearance.
  • Describe requirements for de-energizing, testing, tagging, and grounding electrical systems.
  • Describe procedures required to re-energize electrical systems.



 Electrical Hazards and Risk Assessments

 March 19, 2021

 1 p.m. EST


 NESC vs OSHA’s Safe Working Rules

 April 23, 2021

 1 p.m. EST


 Electric Power Qualified vs. Unqualified

 June 18, 2021

 1 p.m. EST


 Working On or Near Energized Parts- Minimum Approach Distances (MAD)

 July 23, 2021

 1 p.m. EST


 Electric Power Flames and Electric Arcs

 August 20, 2021

 1 p.m. EST


 Contractor Information Sharing

 October 15, 2021

 1 p.m. EST


 De-energizing Lines and Equipment for Employee Protection

 December 17, 2021

 1 p.m. EST


About the Instructor

SET Solutions

Pam Tompkins

Pam Tompkins is President and CEO of SET Solutions, LLC. She is a 40-year veteran in the electric utility industry. Pam is a founding member of the USOLN (Utility Safety and Ops Leadership Network) and presently serves on the executive board. She is a regular contributor to the iP magazine and other industry safety journals. As a member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) and ASSP (American Society of Safety Professionals), Pam has authored and presented technical papers on electric power safety issues at Electric Safety Workshops, national conferences, and Department of Energy EFOCG meetings.

Pam worked in the utility industry for over 20 years and has provided electric power safety consulting for the last 18 years throughout North America, Caribbean and Central America. She has supported utilities, contractors and other organizations operating electric power systems in designing and maintaining safety improvement methods and strategies for organizational excellence. She is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), a Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP), a Certified Utility Safety Administrator (CUSA) and an OSHA authorized instructor.

Matt Edmonds

Matt Edmonds is Vice President of SET Solutions, LLC. He is a Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP), a Certified Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST), a Certified Instructional Trainer (CIT) and a published author with over 15 years of safety management experience. He is also an OSHA authorized instructor for General Industry and Construction standards. Matt provides specialty safety management services for construction, general industries and electric power organizations throughout the United States. He has been instrumental in the development of training courses designed for electric power organizations including OSHA 10- and 30-hour courses and NFPA 70E electrical training and program development services. Matt presently works with utilities and contractors to provide technical and safety specific training, safety perception surveys, site audits and assessments, Root Cause Analysis and safety process evaluation and program development.


Cost: $350/per person for all 7 Sessions
Deadline: June 15, 2021
Contact: Sharon Samuels

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