JT&S News and Events

July 13, 2017

JT&S is now taking reservations for the TOSHA classes we will be co-sponsoring throughout the fall!  Classes include Walking, Working Surfaces, Silica in General Industry, Silica in Construction, Maintenance Related Standards, OSHA 300 Log Recordkeeping, and Basic Safety.  

We are excited to hold these classes at the brand new, state-of-the-art Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro, Smyrna Campus.  

You can find more information and register online here.

April 28, 2017

JT&S Public Works Program Launch – April 28, 2017

The Tennessee Job Training & Safety program is taking registrations for a separate and parallel program to provide safety and craft training for public works departments around the state. This program will be conducted in conjunction with, but on a separate schedule from the current program that serves electric and telecommunication utilities in the Tennessee Valley.

This training program will present an annual topic schedule delivered in monthly safety meetings provided by an instructor who is skilled and experienced in the day-to-day operations of water, waste water, sewer, gas, and/or public works departments. The topics covered will include regulatory compliance, safe work practice, and trade craft subjects. Several of the topics covered will be similar to those listed for the electric/telecom program, but will be presented from the perspective of an instructor with firsthand experience in the public works sector.

This program will be an annual subscription program. It will include monthly meetings, access to the JT&S online training programs, support services, accident investigation, facility and crew assessments or audits, regulatory compliance support, and additional training as required or requested. The annual subscription fee will be calculated at $300.00 per year per employee of the utility or department enrolling in the program. The program subscription will be for the period from July 1 through June 30 of the subscription year and will be due upon enrollment.

If you would be interested in subscribing to the JT&S Public Works Program, please fill out the registration form and send to:

Holly Patterson
Tennessee Job Training & Safety Program
[email protected]
work: (615) 898-8010 x 117
fax: (615) 893-4194

You will be contacted before July 1, 2017 to confirm your enrollment and to receive your invoice for the program subscription. If you have any questions you can contact Holly or:

Mike Simmons
Tennessee Job Training & Safety Program Coordinator
[email protected]
work: (615) 898-8010 x 119.


April 13, 2017

OSHA to delay enforcing crystalline silica standard in the construction industry.  For the press release from the U.S. Department of Labor, click here.

April 4, 2017


After much anticipation, the 16th Edition of the APPA Safety Manual is now available for ordering in the print version.  The link is given here .  If you are not an APPA member or if you need assistance from us here at JT&S in placing an order for your new manuals, feel free to contact me and we will be happy to assist.  As always, the manuals will be available at our cost and you will be billed through TECA for the amount.

We will have a few in stock for immediate shipping but there will be a few days delay for bigger orders.  Please stay tuned for upcoming correspondence regarding changes to the newest edition of the manual and watch our website for more information.