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The Annual Status Report for Alliance projects initiated by the OSHA Area Office in Jackson, Mississippi, was completed April 12, 2004.

1. Alliance Background

Date Signed


EPA of MS Alliance signed May 23, 2003

Overview

OSHA and EPA of MS formed an Alliance to provide EPA of MS 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 transmission and distribution equipment hazards.

Implementation Team Meetings

Conducted all scheduled Quarterly Alliance Meetings

2. Training and Education

  • Advance Lineman School (10/6-10/03) - One CSHO attended
  • Presented "So You Want to Be a Lineman" to the following Associations:
    • Oct 28 Magnolia Electric Power Association
    • Jan 6-7 Four County Electric Power Association
    • Feb 23-24 Coast Electric Power Association
    Note: Previously presented to: Southern Pine Electric Power Association and Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association

3. Outreach and Communication FY 2005

  • Distribute the following CD’s to members: Electrical CD, Photo CD, and Jackson Area Office Recordkeeping CD
  • Spoke at Annual Safety Coordinators Conference (9/23-24/03)
  • Share information on best practices
    • Testing of Rubber Gloves every 60 days
    • Mount strobe lights fleet vehicles in order to increase visibility
    • Certified Loss Control Representatives
    • Each system performs outreach to the community (Coast Electric & Four Counties have developed training trailers to be used for live demonstrations)
  • Coast Electric EPA has expressed an interest in becoming a VPP site. Major obstacle is majority of work performed offsite as part of a mobile workforce
  • Representatives promote their good working relationship with OSHA whenever they attend meetings.
  • Attend Full-Time Safety Coordinator Round Table (3/31/04)

4. Upcoming Milestones

  • Advance Lineman School
    - Plan for additional CSHO to attend the next class (Fall 04)
  • Distribute the following CD’s to members: Struck-by and Updated Photo CD
  • Presented "So You Want to Be a Lineman" to the following Associations:
    - Central Electric Power Association