JT&S News and Events

January 5, 2018

We now have our 2018-2019 monthly meeting schedules up on our website for all of our JT&S participants!  We also have our lists of alternate programs available on the second page of each schedule so make sure to take a look at those.  If you'd like to make a topic swap, make sure to notify your instructor ahead of time so he can prepare that program for you.  To check them out, go to our Monthly Meeting Schedule page.

December 15, 2017

Be sure to save the date of February 7, 2018 for the 2nd Annual Underground Distribution Roundup! 2018's Roundup will be held in West Tennessee this year-- in Jackson, TN.

Go to the TVPPA webpage  to learn more about the Roundup agenda, sponsors, and to complete registration.  Just click the “New Registration” button on the top right of the page to start the registration process.


October 2, 2017

It has been brought to our attention that there is now a need for certification of flaggers stemming from TDOT contractual agreements when working in State ROR in some instances.  We are having one of our instructors certified as an instructor through the National Safety Council.  This will make him capable of certifying flaggers at your utility locations.   This should be available after October 15.  We will be able to provide this on site at any of your locations for as many of your personnel as you need.  The charge, will be a pass through of NSC fees and expenses, if any, for those utilities participating in the JT&S program.  There will be no additional charge.  The fee for non-participants will be based on cost to NSC and associated expenses.  If you are interested in receiving flagging training through our program, please contact Holly Bellucci at the JT&S office.

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.