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- Alliance Background
Date Signed: February 1, 2008 Initial Expiration Date: February, 2010
Resigned: May 18, 2010 / May 2, 2012 Expiration Date: May, 2014
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
- 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.
- Activities and Products
This report summarizes alliance activities since June, 2012.
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
|June, 4, 2012
|June 11, 2012
|June, 18, 2012
|August 7, 2012
|August 7, 2012
|September 18, 2012
|November 13, 2012
|January 8, 2013
|January 22, 2013
|March 19, 2013
|May 7, 2013
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.
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.
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.
- 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.