Proper training, education, and equipment are key factors to maintaining a safe, secure jobsite, and keeping projects moving smoothly. We know big projects require big minds, stress less knowing your electrical work is in knowledgable hands.
WE KNOW WHAT WE'RE DOING AND HAVE THE CERTIFICATIONS TO PROVE IT
B&B Electric’s efforts to operate in the safest environments possible are lead by Mike Putney. Mike is our full-time Safety Director, and holds many safety credentials including authorized outreach trainer for OSHA General Industry and Construction, NFPA70E Electrical Safety Authorized Instructor, and MSHA Safety Administer and Instructor.
To maintain these certifications, Mike attends numerous safety trainings and seminars throughout the year. He must participate in safety update classes through OSHA and NFPA70E. Mike is incredibly hands on with our training and implementation of safety procedures, and is present at our job sites numerous times per week. Mike’s role is crucial in keeping B&B at the leading edge of industry and safety standards and regulations.
All of our electricians must participate in and complete the Wisconsin NECA-IBEW Apprenticeship and Training. The program takes 5 years to complete, and includes 8,000 hours of on-the-job training. In addition, a minimum of 700 hours must be spent attending instruction in a classroom. This comprehensive step-by-step program ensures everyone on staff is performing only tasks they are qualified for, meaning your project is completely safely and correctly. Upon completion of the Electrical (Construction) Apprenticeship Program, apprentices are advanced to Journey-worker Electrician status.
Our experienced leadership group, lead by a full-time safety director, includes a safety department with credentials to train or instruct in the following proficiencies:
- Powered Industrial Truck Trainer
- Scissor Lift
- Boom Lift
- Fork Lift
- NFPA70e/Electrical Safety Instructor
- OSHA Authorized Construction Trainer
- OSHA Authorized General Industry Trainer
- OSHA Authorized Disaster Site Worker Trainer
- Crosby Rigging Authorized Trainer
- MSHA Part 46 Trainer
What benefits does an apprenticeship program offer?
B&B Electric’s apprentice training program combines the on-the-job training and formal related technical instruction you need to prepare you for this high-demand field. This means you get paid to work while you receive a great education in the electrical field.
- Apprenticeship training is a 5 year program
- Apprentices attend school one day a week and learn on the job the rest of the week
- OSHA’s 30 class required of all apprentices along with other specific safety training
What does it mean to be NFPA70e certified?
NFPA 70E requirements for safe work practices to protect personnel by reducing exposure to major electrical hazards. Originally developed at OSHA’s request, NFPA 70E helps companies and employees avoid workplace injuries and fatalities due to shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast, and assists in complying with OSHA 1910 Subpart S and OSHA 1926 Subpart K.
Why are OSHA trainer certifications important?
Before engaging in any potentially hazardous activities, workers must receive appropriate safety training from their employer, as defined in OSHA standards.