As part of a program to become compliant with OSHA arc flash requirements, PMG asked IMC, part of the Pennsylvania MEP and the MEP National Network™, to train selected employees in arc flash safety, part of the industry standards governing electrical safety training. However, due to the COVID-19 health guidelines, the required spacing between participants would require multiple deliveries of the training in order to reach all of the target audience. In addition, the company was very hesitant to invite guests onsite.
This training had been delivered last year by IMC in person. With the COVID-19 restrictions this year, IMC worked with us to deliver it virtually. I love virtual training and IMC helped us to include our sister location, which was a big plus.
In order to address COVID safety concerns, delivery transitioned from in-person to virtual delivery with all targeted personnel being able to be trained in one delivery. In addition, because the training was delivered virtually, a sister-plant located in Indiana was also able to participate. This resulted in nearly doubling the number of personnel receiving the training without incurring additional costs.
IMC retained EMS Consulting to conduct the arc flash training class that addressed arc flash safety and how to protect against electrical hazards when working with energized electrical equipment and conductors. This training met all the requirements and knowledge needed to make PMG compliant with OSHA regulations and a safer and healthier place to work in both the Pennsylvania and Indiana locations.