Tennessee Job Training & Safety is a joint venture between the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association (TECA), the Tennessee Municipal Electric Power Association (TMEPA), and Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Murfreesboro (TCATM). The program provides job and safety training, and support in health and safety issues for utility workers throughout the state of Tennessee.
Our primary service is the monthly safety meetings conducted by our instructors in their assigned areas. These meetings cover topics listed in the annual program schedule, as set by the coordinator per recommendation and approval of the advisory committee.
Another part of the JT&S program is the annual schedule of workshops held at the TCAT Murfreesboro campus. These workshops cover core topics including Basic Transformer, Advanced Transformer, Regulator/Recloser, Overhead/Hotline, Underground Rural Distribution (URD), Line Clearance Tree Trimming, Substation, and the Foreman’s/Supervisor’s Conference. Attendees of these workshops receive certificates of completion from TCAT Murfreesboro.
JT&S also offers online safety training that can be used to fulfill annual OSHA requirements, along with other topics to support your overall safety program. The flexibility of these courses through online access allows employees to initiate and complete the training during regular shift periods so that the training may fulfill OSHA requirements.
Besides the training, meetings, and workshops, the JT&S program also offers onsite assessments and audits and assistance with accident investigation and reporting, assistance with inspections from regulatory agencies, record keeping regarding safety training and documentation, and professional testimony in the event of litigation or regulatory hearings. The coordinator and staff are credentialed safety professionals and are available to the participating utilities for conference or assistance at any time, all at no additional charge.