Event Profile

Qualified Worker Training - OSHA 1910.269

March 9, 2023
Northwest Public Power Association

Who Should Attend:

Individuals who do not hold an electrical journeyman certificate, but as a part of their duties must enter or open secured areas such as substations, pad mounted transformers, switchgear, vaults, and metering cabinets. Engineers, technicians, meter readers, and other operations personnel are required by OSHA 1910.269 to have this training.

Course Overview:

This one-day class is designed to teach the skills required to enter secured areas. The course covers federal regulations related to entering a secured area; minimum approach distances or clearances; personal protective equipment; job briefings; substation entrance procedures; and opening pad mount transformers, switchgear, and metering compartments. Employees typically open and/or view electrical equipment in secured areas to take information off of nameplates, readings from meters or gauges, etc. Following OSHA 1910.269, this course does not teach or certify a person to work on electrical equipment.

The course will conclude with opening a transformer or entering a substation (if available) so please bring your PPE.

Course Instructor:

Jim Phillips, P.E.

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Pacific Time, and the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch, as well as morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided.

Course Location:

Northwest Public Power Association
9817 NE 54th Street, Suite 200
Vancouver, WA 98662
(360) 254-0109

Suggested Hotels:

Heathman Lodge
7801 NE Greenwood Dr, Vancouver, WA 98662
(360) 254-3100
Ask for the NWPPA rate for 15% off advertised prices.

Best Western Plus Vancouver Mall
9420 NE Vancouver Mall Drive
Vancouver, WA 98662
(360) 256-0707

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 2/6/2023): $650
Utility Member Standard: $725

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 2/6/2023): $975
Associate Member Standard: $1,050

Non-member Early Bird (ends 2/6/2023): $1,300
Non-member Standard: $1,375

Note: Organizations that register a group of employees will receive every fifth registration for free. For example, if you register five employees, you only pay for four; register 10 employees, you only pay for eight; and so on. There is nothing additional you need to do to receive this discount.

Cancellation Policies:

For webinarsvirtual classes, and section meetings: cancellation at least five days prior to the event, full refund; within 1-4 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.

For in-person events: cancellation at least 30 days prior to the event, full refund; within 15-29 days, $100 fee; and within 1-14 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.

If canceling because the attendee is showing COVID-19 symptoms any time before the event, a full refund will be issued; if leaving during the event for COVID-19 reasons, a prorated refund will be issued.

When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions. To request a refund, please contact us, via email, registration@nwppa.org, or call 360-816-1457. 

Safety Measures:

As we continue to monitor and evaluate COVID-19 levels, we understand that the health and safety of our members, staff, and the community are of highest concern. We are asking everyone to do their part. NWPPA and local venues will follow applicable federal, state, and local health protocols. Assumption of Risk: COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. It is not possible for NWPPA or anyone else to completely prevent the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to attend a conference organized by NWPPA and voluntarily enter onto premises where its conference is held, you are accepting the risk, without right of claim against NWPPA and its directors, employees, or agents, of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 and its variants.

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for 8 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

For More Information:

To find out more about this event, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.