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U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Jackson Area Office
Dr. A.H. McCoy Federal Building
100 West Capitol Street, Suite 749
Jackson, MS 39269
(601) 965-4606; Fax (601) 965-4610

Jackson Area Office Annual Status Report
Electric Power Associations of Mississippi Alliance
May 1, 2014


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    May 23, 2003

    Date Renewed

    June 19, 2012

    Alliance Overview

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Electric Power Associations of Mississippi (EPA of MS) Alliance is focused on reducing and preventing employee exposure to electrical power transmission and distribution equipment hazards.

    Evaluation Period

    May 1, 2013, through April 30, 2014

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    The implementation Team consist of representatives from OSHA Area Office in Jackson, MS, and the EPA of MS. The group met on the following dates: 8/13/13; 10/29/13; 1/17/14; and 4/8/14.

  3. Events and Products

    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives

    Events

    • None

    Products

    • None

    Training and Education

    Events

    • During this period of time, representatives from the OSHA Area Office in Jackson, MS, and the EPA of MS participated in the following education and training events for EPA of MS workers and others in the electrical power transmission and distribution industry:
      • OSHA supported several courses focused on reviewing the 29 CFR 1910.269 Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Standard including the following:
        • The Holmes Community College Apprentice Electric Lineman School conducted on 9/30/13 and 4/9/14.

    Products

    • None

    Outreach and Communication

    Events

    During this period of time, representatives from the OSHA Area Office in Jackson, MS, and the EPA of MS participated in the following outreach and communication events for EPA of MS workers and others in the electrical power transmission and distribution industry:

    • OSHA participated in the Annual Safety Coordinators Conference in Ridgeland, MS, in support of the Alliance on 8/13-14/13.
    • OSHA supported the Alliance by participating in the Underground Damage Prevention Summit in Robinsonville, MS, on 10/29-30/13.
    • OSHA participated in the Arboriculture Seminar in Meridian, MS, in support of the Alliance on the following dates: 1/17/14.
    • OSHA attended Holmes Community College's Electrical Lineman Field Day in Goodman, MS, in support of the Alliance on 3/26/14.
    • OSHA attended the Full-Time Safety Coordinator Round Table Meeting in Ridgeland, MS, in support of the Alliance on 4/8/14.

    Products

    • None
  4. Results

    Refer to the events listed abovee

  5. Upcoming Milestones in FY 2014 - 2015
    • The EPA of MS Alliance will participate in the 2014 Southern Area Instructors Association Conference in June 2014.
    • Renew the EPA of MS Alliance in June 2014.
    • The EPA of MS Alliance will participate in the Underground Damage Prevention Summit in November 2014.
    • The EPA of MS Alliance will participate in the Arboriculture Seminar in January 2015.
    • The EPA of MS Alliance will participate in the Apprentice Electric Lineman School for the following organizations:
      • The Mississippi Delta Community College
      • The Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Apprentice Electric Lineman School
      • The Holmes Community College Apprentice Electric Lineman School
    • The EPA of MS Alliance will participate in the Underground Program offered through Electric Power Associations of MS.
    • The EPA of MS Alliance will participate in the Foreman Training Program offered through Electric Power Associations of MS.

Report Prepared by: Courtney Bohannon, Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS)

For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to www.osha.gov.

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