Training and Orientation
ESB dedicates significant time and effort to ensure our safety training and orientation programs provide employees with the latest, most comprehensive and accurate information possible. This ensures they are properly trained in hazard recognition and mitigation when it comes to protecting themselves and others on the job, and well-versed in their abilities to maintain compliance with all company, OSHA and DOT safety rules, procedures and guidelines.
ESB recognizes the importance of proper orientation for newly hired employees, and all are required to complete ESB’s New Hire Orientation Program at the time of hire or rehire. In addition, all field T&D employees must complete OSHA 10-hour training and all supervisory T&D employees must complete OSHA 20-hour training. Commercial & Industrial employees must undergo START (Supervisor Training in Accident Reduction Techniques) within their first year or employment.
In addition to New Hire Orientation, regular and ongoing training is conducted for all employees. Subjects include CPR and First Aid, Hazardous Materials and Hazardous Communication, Trenching and Excavation, Confined Space Entry, Traffic Control and Barricading, Grounding Methods, Safe Work Practices, Pole-Top Rescue, Material Handling, Lock Out/Tag Out, Energized Work Practices, Certified Crane Operator and others applicable to the specific job. Sturgeon Electric Company also provides augmented programs specific to Asbestos, Confined Space, Trenching and Excavation, Crane Safety, etc.