Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Region V


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed: February 1, 2008      Initial Expiration Date: February, 2010

    Resigned: May 18, 2010 / May 2, 2012      Expiration Date: May, 2014

    Alliance Overview

    Primary goal of the alliance are to develop relationships with the electrical contractors and apprentice electricians through the apprenticeship training program at the NECA training facility in Alsip Illinois. Initial target area was the hazards associated with arc flash and arc blast and the OSHA 10-hr. course.

    Implementation Team Members

    Dr. John Donahue - EJATT - Director

    Mr. John Prendergast - EJATT - Program Coordinator

    Mr. Matt McNicholas - OSHA - Region V

    Mr. William Coulehan - OSHA - Calumet City Area Office

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Implementation team meetings are conducted by conference calls and e-mails regarding various projects and alliance activities. Last meeting was associated with the OSHA 10-Hour course in May, 2013 and a summary of the OSHA Training Institute's (OTI) field-trip to the facility in March, 2013.

  3. Activities and Products

    This report summarizes alliance activities since June, 2012.

    Alliance Activity

    Alliance activities focus on "Introduction to OSHA" presentations as a part of the OSHA 10- Hour courses provided to apprentices and journeymen through the EJATT Training Center. Session dates and the number in attendance are as follows:

    Introduction to OSHA

    Date

    Attendance

    June, 4, 2012 15
    June 11, 2012 165
    June, 18, 2012 25
    August 7, 2012 32
    August 7, 2012 32
    September 18, 2012 35
    November 13, 2012 30
    January 8, 2013 35
    January 22, 2013 32
    March 19, 2013 30
    May 7, 2013 20
       
       
    Total 270

    Each session included a Q & A session between attendees (contractors / union representatives) and OSHA personnel

    The alliance continues to provide opportunities for OTI fieldtrips to the facility during the Electrical Standards course. On March 11, 2013 sixteen trainees and two instructors from the OTI were given presentations on NFPA 70 E, transformers and motor starters / motor control centers (MCCs). If needed, the facility is also available for projects through the Region V Training Committee.

    Alliance Products

    No specific outreach products have been developed through the alliance, but the PowerPoint presentations used during the Introduction to OSHA, blast / arc flash presentations and the training through the OTI are provided for use in other sessions.

  4. Results

    This alliance continues to be very successful in building a strong relationship between OSHA, specific electrical contactors in the area and the union's training facility. When initiated, the alliance focused on the emerging topic of arc flash / arc blast and was successful in presenting information on the subject. This has expanded to include Introduction to OSHA presentations as part of OSHA 10-Hour courses. With the majority of local electrical apprentices receiving training at the EJATT facility, the setting is ideal to continue the relationship with future tradesmen. All parties involved are very pleased with the activities and a strong relationship has developed.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    Goals continue to focus on the OSHA 10-Hour courses and expansion of field-trips to the facility through the OTI and the Region V Training Committee. The facility has an extensive system of sample circuits and panel boards at which new and experienced CSHOs can receive background on associated hazards and industry practices for service and maintenance.

    It is the recommendation to renew this alliance as scheduled in 2014.

    Report Prepared by: William Coulehan and John Prendergast

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