Region 4 - Alliance Annual Report - July 31, 2020

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 31, 2020

  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed:

      September 26, 2003

      Renewal Dates:

      December 20, 2006; July 1, 2011; April 11, 2014; and December 13, 2016

    2. Evaluation Period:

      May 31, 2019, through May 30, 2020

    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:

    • October 29, 2019
    • August 7, 2019

    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.


    Dissemination Type



    Emphasis Area(s)*

    Number Reached (numeric value)


    August 7, 2019

    Tom Bosley with OSHA conducted a presentation to promote the upcoming OSHA Safe + Sound Campaign.  The 2019 Safe + Sound Campaign was scheduled for August 12 – 16, 2019.

    Construction, Safety and Health Program, and Small Business

    16 – attendees


    August 7, 2019

    A representative from the Alliance group conducted a presentation on a recent near-miss incident to prevent a reoccurrence or more serious incident.

    Construction, Fall Protection, Small Business, and Young Workers

    16 – attendees


    During this period

    The group finalized its plans to conduct a Safety Stand-Down focused on electrical safety. However, the event was postponed due to COVID-19.

    Construction, Fall Protection, Heat Illness Prevention; Small Business, and Young Workers

    16 – attendees


    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.


    Activity Type


    Event Name

    Representative Name(s) and Affiliation(s)

    Title Of Presentation (if applicable)



    Emphasis Area(s)*

    Number Reached (numeric value)

    Training/ Presentation  

    Oct. 29, 2019

    Multi-Employer Worksite

    Terry Wilkins, OSHA

    An OSHA representative conducted a presentation on multi-employer worksites for the group.



    Construction,  Small Business, and Young Workers

    10- attendees


    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



    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

    50 attendees


Report prepared by Tom Bosley, Regional Alliance Coordinator