Keep Your Workplace Safe
“Safety first” should be the saying in all workplaces in the electrical, low voltage, and renewable energy industries. Electrical current exposes you and your employees to serious occupational hazards, from electrocution, to burns, to electric shock, and falls as a results of contact with electrical energy. Unfortunately, many employees are unaware of the potential hazards that exist in their work environment. Additionally, workers are exposed to other common workplace health hazards specified by OSHA.
Workplace Safety Training
IEC Chesapeake employs OSHA Certified OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 instructors for your in-person OSHA training needs. If online training better meets your needs, IEC Chesapeake members qualify for a 10% discount through AdvanceOnline Solutions. As part of our safety program, we also provide First Aid/CPR Training, Lockout-Tagout Training, and other safety training necessary for the electrical field. IES Chesapeake is currently developing Drug-free workplace training.
IEC Chesapeake offers several safety programs that enhance our members’ skills and knowledge. The programs are offered to both members and non-members, and registration is available online.
Safety training topics include:
- Electrical Safety
- Personal Protection Equipment
- Fall Protection
- Hazard Communication
- Confined Spaces
- Lockout / Tagout
- Trenching and excavation
- Ladders and Scaffolds
- First Aid and CPR
We can customize a training course to meet your company’s needs, too.
Partners in Safety
Chesapeake Safety Council
The Chesapeake Region Safety Council is a private, non-profit, non-governmental public service organization whose mission is to provide the safety training and education that will reduce disabling injury and save lives. www.chesapeakesc.org
Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH)
Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) works to improve the safety and health of Maryland’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health. MOSH, with the assistance of the MOSH Advisory Board, develops and proposes rules and regulations designed to prevent accidents and occupational diseases in every occupation or place of employment in Maryland. www.dllr.state.md.us/labor/mosh/
Miss Utility of Virginia
Also known as Virginia Utility Protection Service (VUPS), this non-profit organization is a valuable resource for jobsites requiring surveying and digging in Virginia. Call 811 in Virginia before you dig; it’s the law. www.missutilityofvirginia.com
With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. www.osha.gov
OSHA District of Columbia
OSHA West Virginia
Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH)
The Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Program is the Commonwealth’s counterpart to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The VOSH Program is responsible for enforcing occupational safety and health laws and regulations in the private and public sectors and also provides free consultative, outreach and training services to encourage and provide assistance to Virginia’s employers to enhance safety and health protections for their employees. www.doli.virginia.gov/vosh_enforcement/vosh_enforcement_intro.html
To register for one of our workplace safety training classes, contact us at (301) 621-9545 or toll free at (800) 470-3013 or fill in the form on our Contact Us page.