Training & Orientation
Our safety training and orientation programs provide employees with proper training in hazard recognition and mitigation when it comes to protecting themselves and others on the job, and ensures they are well-versed in their abilities to maintain compliance with all MYR Group, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) safety rules, procedures and guidelines.
All new employees are required to complete our New Hire Orientation Program. In addition, all field employees must complete OSHA T&D 10-hour training and all supervisory Transmission & Distribution (T&D) employees must complete OSHA 20-hour supervisor training. Commercial & Industrial (C&I) employees must undergo Supervisor Training in Accident Reduction Techniques (S.T.A.R.T) within their first year or employment. The hiring manager is responsible for training completion, ensuring that the employee understands all information, and that all documentation is completed.
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. Augmented programs specific to Asbestos, Confined Space, Trenching and Excavation, and Crane Safety are also provided.