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Old 06-09-2016, 07:22 PM   #1
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Are you providing OSHA 10 and 30 training for employees, Arc Flash training, regular safety meetings, all necessary PPE?

For employees are your firms offering all of the above.
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Yes. Over time my employer has provided first aid (twice), OSHA 10 and lift training (platform and articulated) at the shop.

On the job we have done more lift training, Lull/high reach, Hilti and Cad weld.

As soon as the OSHA 10 was done, OSHA 30 became the minimum required on many jobs. My employer paid for the OSHA book and ran us through the class at the hall. We went through it as a company on a seperate night.

We were supposed to do the 70E a few weeks ago. It fell through. Waiting for the new date.

They provide all PPE. I have bought my own hard hat, because I wanted a different style. They provide gloves, but sometimes I buy my own. They provide rain gear, but I have also bought my own.

Normally we only do tool box topics for our weekly safety meeting. They come out with the paychecks. They are signed and returned. Lately the jobs I am on are way over the top with safety. Too many requirements with paperwork and protocol to even get into.
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Ugh. Thanks for reminding me. I need to keep working on my OSHA 30.

BTW. I don't see the point in all this training if the contractors ignore it all. It's like it's just a box on their list to check off. Just took an arc flash training a few weeks ago. Didn't take long to be in a position where we should have utilized that training but didn't.
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Nope. I got my OSHA 30 when in school, but never received any arc flash or other training.
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All basic PPE is provided but I have never received any of the other training. Arc flash training is usually for the startup crew only.
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I provide all safety training including arc flash, all PPE (except boots), recently update our health and safety program and do regular safety meetings. We also do FLRAs along with an "energized" FLRA when working on something live.
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The plant I'm at now. There is no real training. We did have an arc flash meeting. That was a waste of time. Ugly's has more info on arc flash than we got in that meeting
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The plant I'm at now. There is no real training. We did have an arc flash meeting. That was a waste of time. Ugly's has more info on arc flash than we got in that meeting
This is who we recently got trained by. It was very informative and they gave us copies of the powerpoint. There was definitely stuff in there that surprised me. I thought I understood arc hazards, but afterwards I realized I had no idea. Quite a few myths debunked, (like how natural fibers, while definitely better than synthetics, are way overrated in an arc flash event).

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This is who we recently got trained by. It was very informative and they gave us copies of the powerpoint. There was definitely stuff in there that surprised me. I thought I understood arc hazards, but afterwards I realized I had no idea. Quite a few myths debunked, (like how natural fibers, while definitely better than synthetics, are way overrated in an arc flash event). http://www.tegg.com/pages/default.aspx
Did Sergeant Safety do the training? Those guys were excellent when I went through TEGG training years ago.
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For contractors Are you providing OSHA 10 and 30 training for employees, Arc Flash training, regular safety meetings, all necessary PPE? For employees are your firms offering all of the above.
All of that and then some.
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This is who we recently got trained by. It was very informative and they gave us copies of the powerpoint. There was definitely stuff in there that surprised me. I thought I understood arc hazards, but afterwards I realized I had no idea. Quite a few myths debunked, (like how natural fibers, while definitely better than synthetics, are way overrated in an arc flash event).

http://www.tegg.com/pages/default.aspx
I have worked with 3 different companies that were TEGG contractors in the DC area and all three were seriously lacking in any approach to preventative maintenance. One is out of business and one dropped out of the program.

Not saying it is not a stellar program but based on my experience........
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I have worked with 3 different companies that were TEGG contractors in the DC area and all three were seriously lacking in any approach to preventative maintenance. One is out of business and one dropped out of the program.

Not saying it is not a stellar program but based on my experience........
I'm just saying the arc flash training was very informative. But training and certs don't mean $hit if it's not applied.
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training and certs don't mean $hit if it's not applied.
Much like the TEGG system itself. From what I've seen, a lot of franchisee contractors do not follow through with the system, continue tech training/education, invest in proper equipment, etc. and either drop out, go bankrupt, or - worst of all - BS their way into PM contracts they have no business seeking. I have since left my former employer who was a franchisee, partially for these reasons, but I can't fault TEGG for that company's failings.
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Much like the TEGG system itself. From what I've seen, a lot of franchisee contractors do not follow through with the system, continue tech training/education, invest in proper equipment, etc. and either drop out, go bankrupt, or - worst of all - BS their way into PM contracts they have no business seeking. I have since left my former employer who was a franchisee, partially for these reasons, but I can't fault TEGG for that company's failings.
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I guess I don't understand what the 'Tegg' system is, but I feel like I have a better understanding, and more respect for the hazard of an arc flash event.
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