Reg 4 - Alliance Annual Report - August 9, 2007


August 9, 2007

U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Jackson Area Office
3780 I-55 North, Suite 210
Jackson, MS 39211-6323
(601) 965-4606; Fax (601) 965-4610

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

Originally signed May 23, 2003
Renewed June 27, 2005

Overview: Alliance focused on establishing a collaborative relationship between OSHA and EPA of MS, which will reduce and prevent employee exposure to electrical transmission and distribution equipment hazards.

Implementation Team Membership:

Representatives from OSHA and EPA of MS

Contributors: Same as above

Evaluation Period: July 26, 2006, through August 3, 2007

II. Implementation Team Meetings:

Meeting held on a quarterly basis - 10/27/06, 02/01/07and 04/03/07

Training and Education


  • Electric Power Associations of Mississippi presents monthly safety programs for all members.
  • East Mississippi Community College Apprentice Electric Lineman School College - Scooba Campus 2/26/06
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Apprentice Electric Lineman School
  • Electric Power Associations of Mississippi sponsored Basic Lineman School
  • Electric Power Associations of Mississippi sponsored Advance Lineman School


  • None

Outreach and Communication


  • Several articles were posted in the Today in Mississippi official publication of the Electric Power Associations of Mississippi, which focused on safety and health
  • The Jackson Area Office CAS conducted safety and health presentations focused on the electrical industry on 02/01/07, 02/09/07 and 04/03/07
  • Members of the Alliance shared information on best practices
  • OSHA participated in Annual Safety Coordinators Conference, which was conducted August 15 – 16, 2006
  • OSHA participated in the Arboriculture Seminar and the Lineman’s Rodeo during this period


  • None

Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health FY 2007


  • A new Electrical Utility Technology program was established at Pearl River Community College (PRCC). OSHA, Electric Power Association of Mississippi, PRCC, and contractors are all represented on the Electric Utility Advisory Board, which oversees the program.
  • Representatives promote their good working relationship with OSHA at national safety coordinators meetings
  • OSHA participated in the Full Time Safety Coordinator Round Table


  • None

IV. Results

Refer to the events above

V. Upcoming Milestones in FY 2007

  • Implementation of a youth alliance with the Pearl River Community College focused on the prevention of safety and health hazards in the electrical transmission and distribution industry
  • Participation in the 2007 Arboriculture Seminar