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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Pearl River
Community College (PRCC) Lineman Training Board recognize the value of establishing a collaborative
relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and the PRCC Lineman Training
Board hereby form an Alliance to provide career/technical education teachers, students and others with
information, guidance and access to training resources that will help protect employees’ and
career/technical education students’ health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing
youth workers exposure to hazards in the construction and electric power transmission and
distribution industries. In developing this Alliance OSHA, and the PRCC Lineman Board recognize that
OSHA’s State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national
OSHA and the PRCC Lineman Board will work together to achieve the following training and education
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for
career-technical education students and educators regarding electrical hazards, and to provide
expertise in communicating such information to students and educators in the industry.
- Deliver or arrange for delivery of safety and health training courses focusing on electric power
transmission and distribution, general and the construction industries.
OSHA and the PRCC Lineman Board will work together to achieve the following
outreach and communication goals:
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of
workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information
(e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and to provide career/technical
education) to students and educators in the industry.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at career/technical education sponsored events, such as conferences,
professional development workshops, local meetings, or other events related to protecting the safety
and health of youth workers in Mississippi.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding PRCC
Lineman Board best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by PRCC
Lineman Board and through OSHA- or PRCC Lineman Board- developed materials, training programs,
workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
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 proven to be
valuable tools for both OSHA and its Alliance participants. By entering into this Alliance OSHA and
the PRCC Lineman Board are not endorsing any of the signatories’ products or services; nor do the
signatories enter into this Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular party’s products or
An implementation team consisting of representatives of the 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 three times per year to track and share
information on activities and results toward achieving the goals of the Alliance.
This agreement will remain in effect for two years from the date of signing and will be
automatically renewed annually thereafter. This agreement may be modified at any time with the
concurrence of both signatories and may be terminated for any reason within 30 days following
written notice to the other signatory.
Clyde P. Payne
Jackson Area Office Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Work Force Education Director
Pearl River Valley Community College