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U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Atlanta Regional Office
61 Forsyth Street, S.W., Room 6T50
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 562-2300; Fax (404) 562-2295

Region IV Alliance Annual Status Report
June 2, 2014


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    September 26, 2003

    Dates Renewed

    • December 20, 2006
    • July 21, 2011
    • April 11, 2014

    Overview

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Southeastern Line Constructors Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (SLCC/NECA), the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) 5th and tenth districts, and the Southeastern Line Constructors Apprenticeship and Training (SELCAT) work cooperatively to provide workers 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.

  2. Implementation Team Members and Contributors

    Representatives from OSHA, SLCC/NECA, IBEW, and SELCAT conducted effective meetings on the following dates: September 17 and April 9, 2014.

    Evaluation Period

    March 1, 2013, through May 30, 2014

  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    Events

    • SELCAT continued its efforts to provide workers with effective training and education programs focusing on electrical utility industry issues, as well as safety and health. Course topics included the following:
      • OSHA 10-hour training course
      • First-Aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation(CPR)
      • Pole Top and Bucket Truck Rescue
      • Transformer Safety Courses 1 & 2

    Products

    • None

    Outreach and Communication

    Events

    • During this period, the OSHA National Fall Safety Stand-down conducted June 2 through 6, 2014, was promoted to the Alliance group.
    • During this period, the Alliance group continued to offer employees and member companies the opportunity to share their near-miss information with other participants through the NECA Chapter Web site.
    • During this period, the Alliance group effectively updated the agreement and renewed the Alliance on April 11, 2014.

    Products

    • During this period, the group continued to publish and distribute the Safety Alliance Update Quarterly Newsletter, which reaches over 1,600 employees and companies.

    Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiative

    Events

    • None

    Products

    • None
  4. Results
    • Refer to the actions listed above.
  5. Upcoming Milestones in FY 2014 - 2015
    • Continue to conduct quarterly Alliance meetings
    • Continue to disseminate the quarterly Alliance newsletter
    • Continue to develop and implement the Alliance Website
    • Continue to encourage interested State Plan Programs to support and participate in the Alliance

Report Prepared by: Tom Bosley, Region IV Alliance Coordinator

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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