QEW Training Needs Assessment

What Training Does Your Qualified Electric Worker Need? Let’s Find Out.

It can be difficult to identify what training your workers need to keep them safe. Ensuring you comply with OSHA’s QEW standards just adds to the confusion. Since training needs to be specific to your organization, there’s no one-size-fits-all program. This tool was created to help you connect the dots between your workforce training program and what OSHA requires. We hope it helps you feel more confident in the training you provide your team.

At the end of the assessment, you’ll get a printable report that tells you which training is most relevant to your workforce. Remember, for QEW, training is determined by the tasks your workers perform.

The survey takes approximately 5 minutes.

QEW Training Needs

OSHA has hazard-specific laws mandating safety training. If your employees are exposed to certain types of hazards, you are obligated to provide such training.

Do you or any workers you supervise work in an environment where you're exposed to electrical hazards? (OSHA defines an electrical hazard as a serious workplace hazard that exposes workers to burns, electrocution, shock, arc flash/arc blast, fire, or explosions.)

Are you responsible for conducting, coordinating, or overseeing maintenance of electrical equipment?

Do you or your workers work around electrical equipment in any environment?

Job Roles and Voltage Exposure

These questions identify job roles and voltage exposure.

Are your employees exposed to parts of electrical circuits operating at 50 volts or more to ground? Jobs that aren't electric-related can still be exposed. Some examples are:

  • Blue collar supervisors and managers
  • Electrical and electronic engineers
  • Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers
  • Electrical and electronic technicians
  • Electricians
  • Industrial machine operators
  • Material handling equipment operators
  • Mechanics and maintenance workers
  • Painters
  • Riggers and roustabouts
  • Stationary engineers
  • Welders
  • Plant manager
  • Facilities maintenance
  • Lineworker

Electrical Theory Foundation

Do your QEWs and QEW trainees have a solid understanding of electrical theory?

Utility Workers

Do you have workers who perform the following functions?

  • Electric power generation, transmission, and distribution installations and communication and metering
  • Equivalent installations at industrial establishments which can include:
    • Fuel and ash handling and processing installations
    • Water and steam installations
    • Chlorine and hydrogen systems
    • Line-clearance tree trimming
    • Test sites where employees perform electrical testing involving temporary measurements

Does your company operate or maintain electric power generation?

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Date 04/18/2024
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