Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program << Back to OSHA National Alliances

(signed August 30, 2002; renewed April 5, 2004; renewed October 30, 2006; renewed December 8, 2008)


September 20, 2011 Alliance Renewal
OSHA Deputy Assistant Secretary Jordan Barab with the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable meeting attendees, including John Mroszczyk, ASSE, at the Department of Labor on September 20, 2011.
Through the Alliance, OSHA and IEC will continue to work together to provide IEC members and others in the construction industry with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to fall and arc flash hazards and addressing electrical and motor vehicle safety issues. The Alliance goals include:

Outreach and communication:

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and the IEC's Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding IEC's best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by IEC and through OSHA- or IEC-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
  • Promote and encourage IEC's members' or worksites' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, and the On-site Consultation Program and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

Milestones and Successes


Related Documents


Alliance Agreements

Alliance Annual Reports

Alliance News Releases

Activities and Events (Archive)
  • May 5-11, 2013: 2013 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc. (IEC) and a number of other Alliance Program participants support 2013 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. 2013 Theme: "Worker Safety Works for Everyone."
  • May 6-12, 2012: 2012 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc. (IEC) and a number of other Alliance Program participants support 2012 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) , the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. 2012 Theme: "Safety, What Every Business Needs."

Products and Resources


Alliance Program Participant Developed Products

  • NFPA 70E Electrical Safety Presentation [PDF* - 558 KB]. Through the OSHA and Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Alliance, IEC developed a presentation to provide the electrical industry with information about electrical safety practices and procedures. (2007, August; updated 2013, July)
  • 240/120 Volt Single-Phase Electrical - Work Safety Program [PDF* - 333 KB]. Through the OSHA and Independent Electrical Contractors,Inc. (IEC) Alliance, IEC developed this guidance document to increase awareness of the hazards involved in working on or near energized electrical conductors and circuit parts. This guidance document describes precautions that can be taken to minimize the dangers associated with working on energized/hot electrical power. (2011, June)
  • 29 CFR 1910 Electrical Standard Subpart S Fact Sheet. Through the OSHA and Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Alliance, IEC developed a fact sheet to provide the electrical industry with information about the updates OSHA made to CFR 29 1910 Subpart S-Electrical Standard. (2007, September; updated 2011, January)
  • Fall Protection Safety Tips Sheets for Employers and Employees. Through the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable's Fall Protection Workgroup, IEC worked with other construction-related Alliances to develop Tips Sheets for employers and employees that describe general safety tips to help prevent fall-related injuries. (2007, September)
  • Toolbox Talk: Do's and Don'ts of Using Ladders. Through the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable's Fall Protection Workgroup, IEC worked with other construction-related Alliances to develop a ladder safety toolbox talk addressing safety considerations when using a ladder. (2007, September)
  • Toolbox Talk: Extension Ladder Safety. Through the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable's Fall Protection Workgroup, IEC worked with other construction-related Alliances to develop a ladder safety toolbox talk addressing safety considerations when using an extension ladder. (2007, September)
  • Toolbox Talk: Inspect Ladders Carefully!. Through the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable's Fall Protection Workgroup, IEC worked with other construction-related Alliances to develop a ladder safety toolbox talk describing how to inspect a ladder. (2007, September)
  • Toolbox Talk: Ladder Safety. Through the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable's Fall Protection Workgroup, IEC worked with other construction-related Alliances to develop a ladder safety toolbox talk describing how to choose the correct ladder for the job or task to be performed. (2007, September)
  • Toolbox Talk: Set Up and Use of a Ladder. Through the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable's Fall Protection Workgroup, IEC worked with other construction-related Alliances to develop a ladder safety toolbox talk addressing safety considerations when setting-up and using a ladder. (2007, September)
  • Toolbox Talk: Using a Stepladder Safely. Through the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable's Fall Protection Workgroup, IEC worked with other construction-related Alliances to develop a ladder safety toolbox talk addressing safety considerations when using a stepladder. (2007, September)

OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages

OSHA eTools

Publications and Newsletters

  • IEC Safety Newsletter, May, 2007. This edition of IEC's monthly safety newsletter includes four articles about OSHA's Alliance Program-related activities and compliance assistance resources entitled, "Design for Worker Safety Pays Off for Construction Project," "Attend a Free Webinar," "2007 Teen Public Awareness Campaign Focuses on Construction," and "OSHA Offers New Tools for Spanish Trainers."
  • IEC Codes & Safety, April 2007. This edition of IEC's monthly safety newsletter includes an article, "Alliance Program Develops Training Course," which describes the "Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry" training program that was developed through the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable's Fall Protection Workgroup. Through the Workgroup, IEC worked with other construction-related Alliances to develop the program for construction industry audiences including small business owners, trainers, foreman and workers.

Related Alliances

Additional Resources

+Alliance Implementation Team members participated in the development of this resource.

Areas of Emphasis



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