The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) recognize the
value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and NECA
hereby form an Alliance to provide NECA members 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 and
OSHA and NECA will work together to achieve the following training and education goal:
OSHA and NECA will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Identify training needs relating to inside electrical, power line, and video-data-voice systems construction and
maintenance, then develop training that can be delivered at NECA chapters.
OSHA and NECA will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace
safety and health:
- Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media, including links from OSHA's and NECA's web sites.
- Speak, exhibit or appear at the NECA Expo, meetings, or other events.
- Cross-train OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals in best practices or effective approaches as
jointly determined by OSHA and NECA.
- Promote and encourage NECA members' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance and
the Consultation Program. NECA will act as mentor to members that aspire to excellence in safety and health.
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.
- Raise others' awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health, whenever NECA
leaders address groups.
- Share information on NECA worksites' best practices, as jointly determined by OSHA and NECA, with others in the industry
through outreach by NECA and through OSHA- or NECA-developed training programs and materials. Promote their implementation
through print or electronic media, at conferences, or by other means.
- Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on electrical contracting industry
problems to help forge innovative solutions to electrical and associated construction safety and health issues in the workplace.
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 Construction, and any other
appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage State Plan States' and OSHA Consultation Projects' participation on the team.
This agreement 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
CEO and Executive Vice President