Safety Training

“ESCO Safety has trained our staff for years. It’s a great feeling to know that our employees are getting the information they need to make the right decisions on the job. Their safety means everything to us. We spend a little to save a lot!”

Staff Manager, Food Manufacturing/Ag Industry

Your Safety is Our Concern

ESCO's mission, when it comes to safety, is to educate people in the electrical industry about workplace hazards, and how to avoid injury or death. Through an extensive training course which teaches the standards set forth by NFPA 70E, an assessment of safety practices in the workplace, or a personalized electrical safety program, we give our clients information that can make the difference between life and death.

NFPA 70E Safety Training Course

ESCO’s electrical safety training program was developed in house to train our electricians to the latest NFPA 70E standard.  We have expanded the program to include training our customers and train industry to the same standards.  Over time, our mission has not changed and continues to be “to get everyone home safely each day”. 

Our NFPA 70E training classes help fulfill training requirements associated with OSHA compliance and can also help to avoid OSHA fines.  ESCO is represented on the NFPA 70E Technical Committee by Jason Wolf, our Safety Training Manager.  This is what separates our material from the rest.  We not only understand what is in the standard, but why it is there.

Classes Offered
Our safety trainers will work with you to create a training program designed to meet your specific needs.  Our training classes will implement specific topics from your electrical safety program including job safety planning, arc flash labeling and PPE.  These topics make each class unique and applicable to what is practiced at your facility.  Training classes are held at your location and according to your schedule.

Customized to your specific needs!!!

Sec3-Sld96Awareness Level Training
Provides a basic awareness of electrical hazards including electrical shock and arc flash.Upon completion, attendees will have a basic understanding of electrical safety concepts including: approach distances, arc flash labels, and GFCIs.

Awareness Level training is appropriate for employees that are not responsible for maintenance, including their supervisors and managers.

Qualified Level Training
Provides an in-depth discussion on electrical hazards including electrical shock, arc flash and arc blast.Upon completion, attendees will have an understanding of arc flash hazards, shock hazards, equipment labeling, approach boundaries, and PPE.This class is intended to help meet OSHA and NFPA training requirements for Qualified Persons.

Qualified Level Training is appropriate for electricians, maintenance staff, maintenance supervisors and managers, engineers, safety professionals, and those responsible for implementing an electrical safety program.

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2018-11-09 14_00_32-ClipboardHands on Training
Provides a detailed overview of multimeter safety, job safety planning, and arc flash label interpretation.This interactive module is ideal if you want to know if your workers understand the basics of establishing an electrical safe work condition.Our Hands on Training can be included with our Qualified Level training or used as a refresher training class.

Hands on Training is appropriate for electricians and maintenance staff who use multimeters and are expected to safely execute lockout tagout procedures, or for maintenance supervisors and managers, engineers and safety professionals who supervise these workers.

Sec2-Sld20-21Lockout Tagout Training
Lockout Tagout training will cover details of 29 CFR 1910.147 and ANSI/ASSE Z244.1 “The Control of Hazardous Energy Lockout, Tagout, and Alternative Methods.” Our lockout tag out training includes elements from NFPA 70E Article 120 and how this article fits into your Lockout Tagout program.

Contact us now to find out more about this unique course.

ESCO Hosted Classes

ESCO offers scheduled NFPA 70E classes throughout the year at our Marion, IA office. The material covered in this training class is similar in content to our Qualified Level Training with Hand on Training included.

This class is appropriate for those who wish to see what ESCO training has to offer, new employees, or make up training.

The class schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
  • Thursday, May 28, 2020
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2020
  • Thursday, September 24, 2020
  • Thursday, November 19, 2020


Contact any of our trainers for more information or to save a spot.

ESCO Continuing Education Classes


Starting in 2019, ESCO will be holding NFPA 70E OSHA Electrical Safety training classes at our Marion office.  The 4hr class is intended for licensed electricians seeking continuing education credit in the state of Iowa.  Our class is approved through the Iowa Department of Public Safety and our instructors are authorized to give 4 non-code CEU hours. 

This 4hr class will cover the fundamentals of NFPA 70E – 2018 including arc flash hazards, shock hazards, equipment labeling, approach boundaries, and PPE.

Continuing Education Classes will be held at ESCO's Headquarters at:
3450 3RD Street, Marion, IA 52302

Classes are $120/person and will be held on:

  • TBD


This is NEW MATERIAL! The 2-hour interactive class will cover the fundamentals of multimeter safety. The digital multimeter is an important tool used in the electrical industry for diagnostics, testing, and troubleshooting. The class will explore the details on meter ratings, inspections, functionality checks, and multimeter limitations which users need to know.

The class is approved through the Iowa Department of Public Safety and our instructors are authorized to give two non-code CEU hours.

Classes are $75/person and will be held on:

  • TBD


Our safety trainers have extensive training and experience in workplace electrical safety.  We offer the following services to improve your employees’ safety and ensure your company is complying with the latest OSHA, NFPA 70E and NEC requirements:

ShowingHazard2Electrical Safety Program Review
A thorough review of your electrical safety program to ensure it meets the current standard requirements.  We can edit your program for you – or recommend changes you should make.

Electrical Safe Work Practices Audit
An on-site evaluation of your employees as they work and evaluation of the PPE they use. Company-specific policies will be incorporated along with NFPA 70E requirements

Facility Electrical Safety Audit
A detailed examination of the facility as a whole to evaluate code and electrical safety compliance.

Lockout Tagout Procedure Development
We will work with your staff to develop equipment specific lockout tagout procedures which meet OSHA requirements found in 29 CFR 1910.147.

Incident and Accident Investigation

ESCO Group’s goal is to provide our customers services and knowledge which will avoid electrical incidents, but if electrical incidents happen, we are available to help. Our safety team can investigate incidents, prepare documentation for OSHA citations, or serve as expert witnesses.

Contact ESCO Safety

Call or email to learn more about our safety training, consultation and electrical safety programs:


Manager, Safety Training
(319) 538-7892

Mollenhauer, CSP

Senior Safety Trainer
(319) 329-8830


Senior Safety Trainer
(619) 249-2704