Overview: Electrical power-line workers face serious and life-threatening hazards each day, often times in the act of making repairs and restoring power to electrical utility systems. Even during construction activity, these workers must account for the same inherent dangers presented by the systems they work on, the equipment and tools they use, and the environment they work in. With advances in knowledge, regulations, and personal protective equipment, the industry has significantly improved worker safety in recent decades. However, it remains one of the top ten most dangerous jobs in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
This webinar provides an overview of best practices and procedures in four key areas where focused efforts can continue to reduce injury risks:
Speaker: Dan Thibeault is a safety management consultant for MEMIC, one of the fastest growing workers’ compensation companies in the country. He joined MEMIC in 2015, and has ten years of experience as a safety professional in a variety of industrial construction settings. He previously worked for one of the largest heavy industrial construction companies on the east coast, where he managed safety operations on electrical transmission, distribution, and substation construction projects.