Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc. (IEC)




  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    August 30, 2002

    Overview

    The IEC Alliance addresses reducing and preventing electrical contractors employees' exposure to falls, rear-end auto collisions and material-handling hazards by providing the IEC membership and others with information and guidance and increasing their access to training resources. The Alliance's goals include:

    Outreach and communication:

    • Develop and disseminate information at conferences, events, and through print and electronic media, including links from the OSHA and IEC web sites.
    • Speak, exhibit, or appear at conferences, local meetings, or other events.
    • Promote and encourage IEC members' awareness of and participation in OSHA's cooperative programs. In addition, act as mentors to IEC members who aspire to excellence in safety and health.
Implementation Team Members
 
John Maserick
Kim Tunze
Bob Leonhart
Tom Jones
Jacky Martin
Carter Hicks
IEC
Metta Electric
Robert H. Leonhart Insurance
IEC Ft. Worth
JBI Electrical
JBI Electrical
 
Joseph Chukwu
Bob Curtis
Bill Brough
Brett Besser
Nilgun Tolek
North Carolina OSHA
OSHA, Salt Lake Technical Center
OSHA, Salt Lake Technical Center
OSHA, Salt Lake Technical Center
OSHA, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances
 
Contributors
 
Dominic Caminiti IEC

Evaluation Period

August 30, 2002 through August 30, 2003

  1. Implementation Team Meetings
October 29, 2002 Kick-off implementation team meeting (in-person and by teleconference)
February 4, 2003 Quarterly implementation team meeting (in-person and by teleconference)
May 19, 2003 Quarterly implementation team meeting (in-person and by teleconference)
July 16, 2003 Quarterly implementation team meeting (in-person and by teleconference)
  1. Events and Products

    Outreach and Communication

    • Events

      • October 14, 2002: Extending OSHA's Impact, Paula White, Director, Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA. In addressing the Integrated Electrical Services a member company of IEC, Ms. White describes OSHA's cooperative programs, especially as they relate to the electrical sector of the construction industry.
      • Second Annual OSHA Compliance Assistance Conference, June 10-11, 2003, Tyson's Corner, VA. IEC exhibited.

    • Products

  1. Results

    The Alliance succeeded in raising awareness within the IEC and the industry in general by maintaining a high profile for safety in all IEC publications, its Web site, and its annual convention.
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
IEC Safety-Related Links page 4,550
Ergonomics eTool: Solutions for Electrical Contractors 2,930 (Note: The eTool was posted in July 2003. The count includes data
from Aug. 2003)
OSHA Assistance for the Electrical Industry Data not available since Web page is not in the Top 50 Safety and Health Topics pages visited
Article on falls in IEC Safety Newsletter 1500 executive directors and contractors, cascading to 100,000 workers
Articles on falls in IEC Insights 100,000 contractors
Joint exhibit at The Electric Show, June 9-13, 2003, in Washington, DC 15,000
IEC exhibit at Second Annual OSHA Compliance Assistance Conference, June 10-11, 2003, in Tysons Corner, VA 250
Hits on IEC Safety Newsletters posted on OSHA's IEC Alliance Web page 579 (Note: The count includes hits on OSHA's IEC Alliance Web page
during Aug. 2003)
TOTAL 223,309
  1. Upcoming Milestones

    • Renewal of the Alliance
    • Further outreach on falls, ergonomics, and vehicle safety, including, potentially:
      • eTool on motor vehicle crashes developed jointly with other Alliance Program participants, including ACCA and NECA
      • Articles and features on OSHA's cooperative programs
      • Articles and features on falls and ergonomics
      • Seminar(s) at IEC's 47th Annual Convention