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Alliance Annual Report
August 30, 2002 - August 30, 2003

  1. Alliance Background

  2. Date Signed

    August 30, 2002


    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
    Metta Electric
    Bob Leonhart
    Robert H. Leonhart Insurance
    Tom Jones
    IEC Ft. Worth
    Jacky Martin
    JBI Electrical
    Carter Hicks
    JBI Electrical
    Joseph Chukwu
    North Carolina OSHA
    Bob Curtis
    OSHA, Salt Lake Technical Center
    Bill Brough
    OSHA, Salt Lake Technical Center
    Brett Besser
    OSHA, Salt Lake Technical Center
    Nilgun Tolek
    OSHA, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances


    Dominic Caminiti

    Evaluation Period

    August 30, 2002 through August 30, 2003

  3. Implementation Team Meetings

  4. 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)
  5. Events and Products

  6. 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

  7. Results

  8. 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
  9. 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

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