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The Calumet City Area Office of the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) and the Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust
(EJATT) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to
foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and EJATT hereby form
an Alliance to provide their members 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 the hazards
associated with Arc Blast and Arc Flash, and other hazards associated with the
installation and maintenance of electrical systems. In developing this Alliance,
OSHA and EJATT recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and Consultation Project
partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and EJATT will work together to achieve the following training and
SHA and EJATT will work together to achieve the
following outreach and communication goals:
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education
programs for OSHA compliance officers (CSHOs) and EJATT members regarding the
proper installation, maintenance, and on-site management of electrical systems,
to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and
employees in the industry, and to develop workplace safety and health guidance
on “Arc Blast and Arc Flash” training.
OSHA and EJATT will work together to achieve the
following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at EJATTtraining facility and other training
sessions sponsored by them.
- Participate in the OSHA 10-hour courses sponsored by EJATT.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health
professionals regarding best practices for the installation, repair, and
maintenance of electrical systems
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 proved to be
valuable tools for both OSHA and its Alliance participants. By entering into an
Alliance with a party, OSHA is not endorsing any of that party’s products or
services; nor does the Agency enter into an Alliance with the purpose of
promoting a particular party’s products or services.
- Raise others’ awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to
workplace safety and health whenever OSHA leaders address groups.
- Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of
safety and health and publicize their results.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder
meetings on issues regarding the existence of Arc Flash and Arc Blast hazards
associated with electrical systems.
An implementation team made up of representatives of both organizations will
meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the
roles and responsibilities of the participants. The team will meet at least
three times per year to track and share information on activities and results in
achieving the goals of the Alliance.
This agreement will remain in effect for two years from the date of the signing
of the agreement. Any signatory may terminate it for any reason at any time,
provided they give 30 days written notice. This agreement may be modified at any
time with the concurrence of both signatories.
Gary J. Anderson
Calumet City Area Office
John Donahue Ed.D. J.D.
Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and