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Complimentary Online Training for working with Steel Utility Poles  Available!

Complimentary Online Training for working with Steel Utility Poles Available!

Steel Utility Pole Coalition

The free-to-use “Essential Lineman Training: Working with Steel Utility Poles” course was initially developed to assist with the minimal learning curve associated with installing and maintaining steel utility poles. Today, over 600 electric utilities are using steel distribution poles, and training with steel poles has become standard for helping students and line workers gain valuable skills and knowledge. The training course was developed in partnership with respected industry leaders in utility safety and linework training, including the Institute for Safety in Powerline Construction (ISPC) and Metropolitan Community College (MCC). Two different training modules are available for students/beginners and journeyman/apprentice line workers

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Entergy’s failure to perform storm-hardening on their system may have potential legal consequences.

Entergy’s failure to perform storm-hardening on their system may have potential legal consequences.

WDSU News Channel 6

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Entergy on behalf of residents and business owners who lost power following Hurricane Ida….The lawsuit cites a 2007 “Hardening Study” that it said Entergy performed. “This study provided Entergy sufficient information needed to develop strategies to harden its infrastructure for Southeast Louisiana,” the complaint states. It also showed Entergy “needed to support coastal transmission lines with concrete and steel poles, rather than wood poles.

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Is the end of pentachlorophenol near?

Is the end of pentachlorophenol near?

Chemical & Engineering News

The US Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to ban all uses of the wood preservative pentachlorophenol. The decision comes after the sole producer of the chemical in North America announced that it was shutting down its pentachlorophenol business by the end of this year.

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Free Utility Line Worker Training Materials

Free Utility Line Worker Training Materials

T&D World

With social distancing and stay-in-place measures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, many line worker schools have closed, making traditional training avenues impossible. But students and journeyman/apprentice line workers can continue their instruction with complimentary remote and online resources from the Steel Utility Pole Coalition (SUPC).

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Steel structure innovation helps Elia gain public acceptance of overhead transmission lines.

Steel structure innovation helps Elia gain public acceptance of overhead transmission lines.

T&D World

Innovation in steel utility poles structures helps Elia, the Belgian TSO, to gain public acceptance of overhead transmission lines.

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