ANNUAL AREA OFFICE ALLIANCE REPORT
Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust (EJATT)
Date Signed: February 1, 2008
Initial Expiration Date: February, 2010
Resigned: May 18, 2010 / May 2, 2012 / May 16, 2014
Expiration Date: May, 2016
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. James Martineck – 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
Activities and Products
This report summarizes alliance activities since June, 2015.
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. There were no OSHA 10 hour courses held within the timeframe of this report due to many contractors now requiring OSHA 30 hour certifications for employees. The EJATT plans on conducting several OSHA 10 hour courses, for which OSHA will have a presence, in the upcoming year.
If needed, the facility is also available for projects through the Region V Training Committee. In fact, EJATT is currently working on a project with the Region V Training Committee to provide electrical training to Region V Compliance staff.
OTI Electrical Courses
The alliance continues to provide opportunities for OTI fieldtrips to the facility during the Electrical Standards course (#3090). During these field trips OTI instructors and students were provided training and documentation on Motor Control Concepts, transformer theory and the requirements of NFPA 70 E. The classes also toured the facility.
These field trips for the OTI Electrical Standards Course were held on January 12, 2016, April 5, 2016, and June 14, 2016. There were approximately 25 Compliance Officers trained in each class.
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.
Goals continue to focus on the OSHA 10-Hour courses and 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 2016.
Report Prepared by: James Martineck and John Prendergast.
For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to www.osha.gov.Back to Top