Region 4 - Alliance Annual Report - July 17, 2023

U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Atlanta Regional Office
61 Forsyth Street, S.W., Room 6T50
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 562-2300; Fax (404) 562-2295
Region IV Alliance Annual Status Report
July 17, 2023

  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed:

      September 26, 2003

      Renewal Dates:

      December 20, 2006
      July 1, 2011
      April 11, 2014
      December 13, 2016
      November 3, 2022

    2. Evaluation Period:

      May 31, 2022, through June 30, 2023

    3. Overview:

      The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Southeastern Line Constructors Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (SLCC/NECA), the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) 5th and tenth districts, and the Southeastern Line Constructors Apprenticeship and Training (SELCAT) work cooperatively to provide workers and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to electrical transmission and distribution equipment hazards.

  2. Implementation Team Members and Meetings:
    Representatives from OSHA, SLCC/NECA, IBEW, and SELCAT communicated regarding the Alliance during the following periods:

    • June 15, 2022
    • January 13, 2023
    • February 27, 2023

    Alliance meetings were conducted in-person and by telephone. The Alliance coordinators from each group maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance's progress and results.

  3. Results of Alliance Activities in Support of Agreement Goals

    Dissemination: Alliance Program participant shared information on OSHA-developed or OSHA Alliance Program-developed tools and resources, OSHA standards/rulemakings, enforcement, or outreach campaigns.

    Results of Alliance Activities

    Dissemination Type



    Emphasis Area(s)*

    Number Reached (numeric value)


    November 3, 2022

    During this period, the Alliance group renewed the Alliance agreement for a new five-year term.

    Construction, Small Business, as well as Safety and Health Program



    During this period (February 2023)

    During this period, the Alliance group coordinated outreach between 18-contractors and the Puerto Rico OSH Program, with the assistance of OSHA Region II. These contractors are tasked with the responsibility to restore the electrical system.

    Construction, Small Business, as well as Safety and Health Program



    During this period (March 2023)

    During this period, as direct result of the coordinated between the Alliance group and OSHA Region II. An orientation session was established to provide the contractors with an overview of the regulations, guidelines and programs enforced by the Puerto Rico OSH Program.

    Construction, Small Business, Hispanic/Latino Workers, as well as Safety and Health Program

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    Outreach Events and Training for non-OSHA Staff: Alliance Program participant or OSHA participation in events, which includes speeches/presentations, exhibits, roundtables, conferences, informational webinars or other meetings or training in support of the Alliance or an OSHA initiative.

    Outreach Events and Training

    Activity Type


    Event Name

    Representative Name(s) and Affiliation(s)

    Title Of Presentation (if applicable)



    Emphasis Area(s)*

    Number Reached (numeric value)


    During this period (August 2022)

    SELCAT Training

    SELCAT Trainer

    During this period, the Alliance group coordinated the development and implementation of an electrical safety and health course for OSHA compliance safety and health officers (CSHO) in Region IV.

    Region IV

    and MS

    Construction, Fall Protection, and Heat Illness prevention,

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    During this period

    SELCAT Training

    SELCAT Trainer

    During this period, SELCAT continued its efforts to provide workers with effective training and education programs focusing on electrical utility industry issues, as well as safety and health. Course topics included the following:

    1) OSHA 10-hour training course

    2) First Aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

    3) Pole Top and Bucket Truck Rescue

    4) Transformer Safety Courses 1 & 2



    Construction, Fall Protection, Heat Illness prevention, Small Business, Temporary Workers, and Young Workers

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Report prepared by Tom Bosley, Regional Alliance Coordinator