Are you familiar with the best practices and PPE for underground line maintenance? This interactive online course covers the basic safety principles and practices applicable to underground line maintenance work. The principles addressed are applicable to work area safety, the use of test equipment to ensure respiratory and electrical safety, and to ensure the structural integrity of underground work sites. At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to identify some of the hazards found in and around underground work areas. They should be able to recognize and explain methods used to provide a safe work environment. They should also be able to describe the use of personal safety equipment.
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After serving in the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), Chris Pesina began his Apprentiship in the Electrical Line Industry in 1999. He earned his Journeyman Lineman Certificate in 2002. Chris has been a Utility Lineman and a Construction Lineman and is a current member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).He has worked as a Journeyman and a Foreman and consistently serves on Safety Committees belonging to the various companies he works with. While working for an Electrical Utility Company he took a position as a Training Manager overseeing various training related tasks ranging from budgeting, coordinating and meeting various compliance requirements for over 750 employees from over 40 different departments.He also has experience as a Field Safety Advisor, where he observed several Distribution, Transmission, and Foundation crews. He is the founder of National Powerline Constructors, a Training and Consultation firm based in New Mexico.