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OSHA 10 for Outside

Session Type: Pre-Convention Workshops
Track Number: PW-5
Location: BCEC
Room: 157C
Speaker: James A. McGowan, Quanta Services

Date: Friday, October 01, 2010
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


This course is intended to provide training in the basic concepts and techniques of electrical safety. It provides an overview of the safety related work practices 29 CFR 1926 Subparts “K, Electrical” and “V” and 29 CFR 1910 Subpart “R, Special Industries” specifically 1910.269 “Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution.” The course objectives are to enhance accident prevention, introduce electrical safety and establish its role in today’s outside electrical industry. The course will also prepare attendees to understand how to identify basic concepts and techniques of electrical safety-related work practices for line workers. This training program also reviews basic electrical safety skills necessary for personnel who may come into contact with or otherwise be exposed to electrical hazards specific to line workers.

Speaker Bio:

James McGowan is a Craft and Technical Training Manager for Quanta Services Inc. a Houston, TX based corporation. James’ background is power transmission and distribution systems construction. James has over 14 years of field construction experience where he obtained the title of journeyman lineman. James has 12 years of experience in training open shop apprentices and in 1993 assumed a full time role as a safety and training professional for Irby Construction Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quanta Services Inc. James worked with Irby for 13 years and achieved the title of Vice President of Safety and Training. In addition James is currently an OSHA Authorized Instructor and held a Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) certification with the Safety Council of Louisiana, a Craft Trainer and a Master Trainer certification with the National Center for Construction and Education Research (NCCER). James is the Chairman of the training task team (Task Team II) for the OSHA Electrical Transmission & Distribution (ET&D) Partnership and played an integral role in the development and subsequent implementation of the ET&D Partnership 10-Hour OSHA course and the ET&D Partnership Supervisory Leadership Skills Outreach Training course.

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