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OSHA Electric Power Standards: Part II



Electric Power Standards Part Two will present §29 CFR 1910.269 Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution in a simple and practical way, making it easy to interpret and apply. This course will explain the performance requirements and answer frequently asked questions about key parts of the standard. As part of the course, each participant will receive a copy of the Subpart V final rule along with our OSHA Electric Power Standards Matrix that highlights key sections; correlates general industry and construction requirements; explains key definitions; and outlines important changes and requirements. Anyone with a role in safety, leadership, or operations in the electric utility industry should attend.

Learning Objectives:

The primary goal of Electric Power Standards is for participants to understand how 1910.269 should be reflected in how work is planned and executed at their organizations. To successfully complete the course and accomplish its primary goal, participants must understand:

  • The intent of the standard, who it applies to, and when it applies;
  • Its relationship to other performance and consensus standards; and
  • Specific requirements including substations and special conditions; enclosed spaces; overhead and underground lines; live line tools; electrical protective equipment; line clearance tree trimming; and testing and test facilities.


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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.

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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.