RedVector JRVI-11569

Transmission and Distribution: Safety in Underground Line Maintenance

Transmission and Distribution: Safety in Underground Line Maintenance

1 hr. Online Course

Level: Intermediate

Item#: JRVI-11569

SME: Christopher Pesina

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.
Course Objectives
By the end of this course, you will be able to: 
  • List Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) commonly used in Underground Residential Distribution (URD) work areas 
  • Explain how to properly conduct an effective tailgate conference and maintain a safe working area 
  • Identify the various types of testing tools and equipment used in URD 
  • Define trenching and excavation 
  • Differentiate between the different types of soil classifications.
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.
State Licenses
AK - Engineer (Health, Safety & Welfare)
AL - Engineer (General)
AR - Engineer (General)
CA - Electrician (General - CA Approved Continuing Education Provider)
CO - Electrician (Safety - SEI4-06)
Accreditation: Instructor Name: Christopher Pesina Instructor Approval ID: INST.0000282) Provider Approval ID: PROV.0000044-ELEC
DE - Engineer (General)
FL - Contractor, Electrical (Technical - 0802520)
Accreditation: FL DBPR Approved Provider 0001771
FL - Contractor, Electrical Specialty (General - 0802520)
Accreditation: FL DBPR Approved Provider 0001771
FL - Engineer (General - 0000271)
Accreditation: FBPE Approved Provider 33
GA - Engineer (General)
IA - Engineer (General)
ID - Engineer (General)
IL - Engineer, Professional (General)
IL - Engineer, Structural (General)
KS - Engineer (Health, Safety & Welfare)
KY - Engineer (General)
LA - Engineer (General)
MD - Engineer (General)
ME - Engineer (General)
MI - Engineer (General)
MN - Engineer (General)
MO - Engineer (General)
MS - Engineer (General)
MT - Engineer (General)
NC - Engineer (General)
ND - Engineer (Health, Safety & Welfare)
NE - Engineer (General)
Accreditation: Vector Solutions is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program
NH - Engineer (General)
NJ - Engineer (General - 24GP000006300)
NM - Engineer (General)
NV - Engineer (General)
NY - Engineer (General)
Accreditation: Vector Solutions is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU for this program.
OH - Engineer (General)
OK - Engineer (General)
OR - Engineer (General)
PA - Engineer (General)
PR - Engineer (General)
SC - Engineer (General)
SD - Engineer (Technical)
TN - Engineer (Health, Safety & Welfare)
TX - Engineer (General)
UT - Engineer (General)
VA - Engineer (General)
VT - Engineer (General)
WI - Engineer (General)
WV - Engineer (General)
WY - Electrician, Master and Journeyman (General - WY20-353N)
WY - Engineer (General)
Professional Organizations
American Academy of Environmental Engineers - AAEES - Member (General)
American Hospital Association - AHA - Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) (General)
Association of Energy Engineers - AEE - Certification (Technical)
Board of Certified Safety Professionals - BCSP - Certification (General)
Canada - Alberta Engineer (General)
Canada - British Columbia Engineer (General)
Canada - Manitoba Engineer (General)
Canada - New Brunswick Engineer (General)
Canada - Newfoundland and Labrador Engineer (General)
Canada - Northwest Territories and Nunavut Engineer (General)
Canada - Nova Scotia Engineer (General)
Canada - Ontario Engineer (General)
Canada - Prince Edward Island Engineer (General)
Canada - Quebec Engineer (General)
Canada - Saskatchewan Engineer (General)
Canada - Yukon Engineer (General)
Canadian Registered Safety Professionals - CRSP (General)
International Facility Management Association - IFMA - Certified Facility Manager (CFM) (General)
National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies - NICET (General)