August 20, 2019
TN JT&S will be holding a 30 Hour Construction course in Murfreesboro at the technical college campus on September 30 - October 3. The cost will be $225 for TN JT&S Subscribers and $350 for non-TN JT&S Subscribers. The course will be presented by Brian Lewis, Tennessee JT&S Instructor with the Public Works division. Brian is an authorized OSHA Outreach trainer and has twenty-five years of experience as a safety professional.
The 30-hour training program is intended to provide workers with some safety responsibility a greater depth and variety of training. All outreach training is intended to cover an overview of the hazards a worker may encounter on a job site. Training emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, not OSHA standards.
To enroll in this course, contact Holly Bellucci at JT&S. You may also fill out the registration form to send in with your check payment. For further questions regarding the course, you may contact Mike Simmons at [email protected] or 423-326-6376.
July 8, 2019
Electric lineworker is the 11th most dangerous job in America. Despite extensive safety precautions and ongoing training, sometimes the worst can happen.
Funds raised through the purchase of the new lineworker plates go to the Tennessee Lineworker Lifeline Fund. This non-profit foundation serves lineworkers and their families when one of our own is killed or injured on the job. The state of Tennessee has approved the license plate, but they require 1,000 paid preorders before the plates are put into production. If we do not reach 1,000 commitments, you can request a full refund or donate your money to the foundation.
It is hard to predict exactly when the plates will be available. Once we receive 1,000 preorders, the state will put the plates into production. You will receive a letter when they are available for pickup at your local county clerk’s office. The timeframe depends on how quickly we reach 1,000 preorders and how much time it takes for the state to produce the plates.
Your $35 preorder will be applied to your first lineworker plate.
The Foundation is funded through sales of the Powering Tennessee lineworker license plates. Support the foundation by preordering your specialty plate today.
June 20, 2019
TN JT&S is starting a newsletter for our subscribers and we have just posted our first edition!
We will start to put out a newsletter from now on, at least on a quarterly basis and we hope you enjoy. Suggestions for newsletter topics are welcome!
June 5, 2019
JT&S will be holding an OSHA 10 Hour Construction with ET&D Endorsement class in Murfreesboro on June 26-27, 2019!
This OSHA-accredited course provides an overview of OSHA construction safety regulations, with an emphasis on OSHA regulations for electric generation, transmission, and distribution equipment and systems (1910.269 and 1926 Subpart V). The OSHA 10-hour course is intended for line workers and supervisory employees. Students who complete this course receive an official OSHA card featuring the Partnership endorsement.
It is $75.00 for a TN JT&S Subscriber to attend and $125.00 for a non- TN JT&S subscriber to attend. If you'd like to register, please contact us here.
April 17, 2019
While we appreciate our linemen every day, today we'd like to #ThankALineman in honor of National Lineman Appreciation day, April 18.
Linemen are true first responders, working around the clock on high-voltage lines, often through dangerous conditions, to ensure reliable service for all. TN JT&S knows the the importance of safety promotion and ongoing training courses that encourage linemen to stay vigilant in paying attention to the small stuff and avoiding shortcuts so they can finish safely and go home at the end of each day.
Last year, we introduced our Safety Certified Lineman Program, which is meant to recognize journeyman linemen that have shown a continuous commitment to safety through consistent participation in the most important areas of lineman safety. Take a look here to learn more about the SCL Program and to see those who were among our first recipients in 2018.
Again, we appreciate and thank our linemen for their hard work and dedication to the task at hand.
January 17, 2019
We want to thank everyone for such a great Foreman's Conference this year. We had a record number of attendees, vendors, and speakers! We expanded our topics to include safety for our water and gas participants as well as our telecommunications participants. Our hope is that all of our attendees came away from the conference this year with a renewed commitment to safety. Thank you to all of our speakers and vendors that took time out to come and support the conference.
We have included a photo gallery of this year for everyone to check out. We hope everyone has a safe 2019 and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year for an even better 2020 Foreman's Conference on January 8-10, 2020!