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Employee safety training

Our safety training is delivered through an online learning management system which track completion status and completion dates. We review classes to make sure they are in accordance with our procedures and practices. Training occurs throughout the year, with frequency driven by required regulation and assessed need. All online safety training is available in several languages.

All safety training is provided at no cost to our employees and may be completed during working hours. We evaluate the effectiveness of our training using several methods, including:

1. Audits and inspections: We perform field audits to look for items that an online training has covered to see if has been effective. For example, our online ladder training discusses the size and type of ladder we require. During a field audit, we look specifically at ladders to see if the ones being used are the right type, capacity, labeling and under proper use. We then take the audit findings, compile them, and evaluate to see if our training is effective.

2. Personal and motor vehicles incidents: When an incident occurs, we complete an investigation to determine the root cause. We compare those findings to see if our online training covered the issue and determine effectiveness of the training.

Required annual safety training for new employees:

  • Decision Driving Principles Module 1: Expand Your Look Ahead Capacity
  • Decision Driving Principles Module 2: Sizing Up the Whole Scene
  • Decision Driving Principles Module 3: Signal Your Intentions Early
  • Decision Driving Principles Module 4: Plan An Escape Route
  • Decision Driving Principles Module 5: Take Decisive Action

Required annual safety training for all employees:

  • Access to Employee Medical and Exposure Records
  • Bloodborne Pathogen Awareness - Refresher
  • Emergency Action Plan Site Specific Acknowledgement
  • Ergonomics Program: Computer Workstation, Laptops and Mobile Devices
  • Fire Extinguisher/Safety Principles - Refresher
  • Incident Intervention with WorkCare
  • Ladder Safety
  • Slips, Trips, and Falls

Required annual safety training for field employees:

Field employees are assigned additional required training based on role.

For example, in 2020, an electric lineperson was required to complete the following additional safety trainings:

  • Compressed gas safety
  • Lockout and tagout guidelines
  • Electric safety
  • Confined spaces
  • Trenching and excavation safety