ABM Franchising Group, LLC, a subsidiary of ABM Industries Incorporated (NYSE:ABM), a leading provider of integrated facility solutions, announces its onsite safety training program. The training offering, Empower Training Services, is designed to empower, educate, and equip those in the workplace with the appropriate safe work practices and knowledge of electrical maintenance and power quality.
According to National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), each year 4,700 injuries are reported in the United States as a result of working on or around electricity. Therefore, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that anyone working on or around energized equipment needs training on electrical safe work practices. Because the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) uses the NFPA 70E as a national consensus standard for citations, failure to comply may result in costly citations, injuries and/or death. Empower Training Services' comprehensive safety training courses are in line with the standards developed by the NFPA as well as OSHA. And, the program offers a variety of comprehensive courses and seminars to suit all NFPA 70E training needs. Participants may even be qualified to earn Continuing Education Units for participation in one of the onsite classes.
The onsite seminars cover topics that include: definition of an arc flash, hazards associated with an arc flash, the difference between qualified and unqualified personnel, boundaries and limits of approach, and how to select the proper personal protection equipment for a particular task as well as relevant portions of NFPA 70B and InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA) maintenance specifications. The training course instructors each have over 20 years of industry experience specializing in predictive maintenance techniques, infrared thermography, process controls, DCS and DDS systems, PLC process design, installation, programming and commissioning.
"As we work with facilities worldwide to help protect employees from dangerous electrical hazards, it is critical we not only provide our employees with electrical safety training but our clients' employees as well," said Bert Kendall, Chief Operating Officer of ABM Franchising Group. "Empower Training Services enables us to offer this training through onsite seminars, which help our clients' to minimize risk and potentially avoid costly OSHA fines."
Empower Training Services was developed by ABM Franchising Group, a portfolio of franchise networks that deliver mechanical and electrical service and preventive maintenance solutions to commercial, industrial, and residential buildings, consisting of four franchise brands: TEGG, Linc Service, GreenHomes America and CurrentSAFE. A complete list of upcoming trainings can be found through ABM Franchising Group's website, TEGG.com or directly through Empower Training Services' website at NFPA.TEGG.com.