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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc. (IEC) hereby renew the Alliance signed on August 30, 2002. OSHA and IEC will continue to provide IEC members and others with information and guidance that will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to falls, rear-end auto collision, and material-handling hazards. Further, OSHA and IEC will continue to develop and disseminate information at conferences, events, and through print and electronic media, including links from OSHA's and IEC's Web sites; speak, exhibit, or appear at conferences, local meetings, or other events; and promote and encourage IEC members' awareness of and participation in OSHA's cooperative programs. In developing the Alliance, OSHA and IEC recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA's Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as training and education, outreach and communication and promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health. These Alliances have proved to be valuable tools for both OSHA and its Alliance participants. By entering into an Alliance with a party, OSHA is not endorsing any of that party's products or services; nor does the Agency enter into an Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular party's products or services.

An implementation team made up of representatives of both organizations will meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants. In addition, they will meet at least quarterly to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. Team members will include representatives of OSHA's Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, Directorate of Construction and Directorate of Science, Technology, and Medicine. OSHA will encourage State Plan States' and OSHA Consultation Projects' participation on the team.

This renewal will remain in effect for two years. Either signatory may terminate it for any reason at any time, provided they give 30 days written notice. This agreement may be modified at any time with the concurrence of both signatories.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

John Henshaw
Assistant Secretary

Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc.


J.B. Wise
National President


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