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  1. Alliance Background
  2. Date Signed:

    August 26, 2011

    Alliance Overview

    The Toledo Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (TEJATC) Alliance provides TEJATC members, OSHA staff and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers, particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to electrical, confined space, and fall hazards and by providing information on health hazards such as heat stress and noise exposure, and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).

    Implementation Team Members

    The Toledo Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee

    David Wellington, Director

    Nathan Eaton, Instructor

    Raymond Struffolino, Instructor

    OSHA

    Kimberly Nelson, Area Director

    Chad Positano, Compliance Assistance Specialist

    Daniel Steffen, Safety Specialist

  3. Implementation Team Meetings

  4. August 26, 2011 Meeting following Alliance agreement signing at the TEJATC

    April 3, 2012 Meeting during Wind Tower/Climbing course at the TEJATC

    May 31, 2012 Meeting during the LOTO/Electrical testing training at the TEJATC

  5. Activities and Products
  6. Evaluation Period.

    August 26, 2011 August 26, 2012

    Alliance Activity

    • Training and Education
      • January 10 - 11, 2012 – OSHA and TEJATC instructors held a joint machine guarding training course at the TEJATC training center
      • April 3, 2012 – TEJATC instructors put on a wind tower/fall protection awareness course for nine OSHA staff in Ohio and Michigan
      • May 31 – June 1 – OSHA and TEJATC instructors held a joint training course on hazardous energy control and electrical testing equipment
      • August 6, 2012 – OSHA presented during a 30-hour OSHA training session held at the TEJATC for 5th-year electrical apprentices
      • August 13, 2012 – OSHA presented during a 30-hour OSHA training session held at the TEJATC for 5th-year electrical apprentices
    • Outreach and Communication
      • January 12, 2012 – CAS emailed a copy of the OSHA Hazardous Energy Control Directive to the TEJATC instructors for clarification of some information shared at the January 10 – 11, 2012 training session
      • January 17, 2012 – CAS assisted a TEJATC instructor via telephone regarding a question on OSHA’s definition of a competent person
      • July 17, 2012 – CAS provided heat stress information to the TEJATC, including recognition of heat stress in the workplace, for distribution to its members
      • July 24, 2012 – CAS emailed a copy of the University of Tennessee Construction Digest to the TEJATC instructors for possible use as a training aid
    • Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health
      • May 16, 2012 – Collaboration between TEJATC and OSHA for a wind tower information and safety course at the annual Northwest Ohio Safety and Health Day event.

    Alliance Products

    None to report

  7. Results
    1. The OSHA/TEJATC Alliance provided an opportunity to increase the safety and health knowledge of IBEW members and OSHA staff in Northwest Ohio.  OSHA personnel provide current occupational safety and health information to instructors and IBEW journeymen and apprentices utilizing the training services at the TEJATC.  OSHA staff in turn gets instruction on electrical issues, including wind towers, fall protection, electrical testing equipment and solar cell installation and maintenance

    Type of Activity
    (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)

    Number of Individuals Reached or Trained

    Machine Guarding Course

    18

    Wind Tower/Fall Protection Course

    9

    LOTO/Electrical Testing Course

    36

    Wind Tower Safety at NW Ohio Safety and Health Day

    12

    Heat Stress Outreach

    300 (est.)

    OSHA 30-hour courses

    35

    Electronic distribution of Construction Digest

    5

    TOTAL

    415



  8. Upcoming Milestones
  9. The Alliance remains in effect until August 26, 2013, when the implementation team will meet to discuss continuing the agreement.

    Report Prepared by: Kimberly Nelson, Area Director

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