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ANNUAL TOLEDO AREA OFFICE ALLIANCE REPORT
The Toledo Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee
August 2013

  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, Assistant Area Director

    Daniel Steffen, Safety Specialist

  3. Implementation Team Meetings
  4. August 6, 2012 - Meeting following OSHA 30-hour course at the TEJATC

    December 6, 2012 - Meeting with OSHA Regional Wind Tower coordinator at TEJATC

    August 12, 2013 - Meeting following OSHA 30-hour course at the TEJATC

  5. Activities and Products
  6. Evaluation Period

    August 6, 2012 - August 16, 2013

    Alliance Activity
    • Training and Education
      • August 6, 2012 - OSHA presented during a 30-hour course for apprentices at the TEJATC
      • August 13, 2012 - OSHA presented during a 30-hour course for apprentices at the TEJATC
      • August 12, 2013 - OSHA presented during a 30-hour course for apprentices at the TEJATC
    • Outreach and Communication
      • August 8, 2012 - OSHA provided technical assistance to IBEW representatives on hydrogen sulfide concerns at a local refinery
      • August 22, 2012 - OSHA provided guidance to IBEW representatives on fall protection issues at a new distribution center construction site
      • October 23, 2012 - OSHA provided TEJATC representatives with an electronic copy of the most recent Construction Fatality Digest
      • April 24, 2013 - TEJATC provided guidance to OSHA on the evaluation of Graceport Voltage Indicator devices
      • July 11, 2013 - OSHA provided resources and guidance to TEJATC regarding changes to the Hazard Communication regulations
      • August 12, 2013 - OSHA discussed residential power tapping training and safety concerns with TEJATC representatives
      • August 12, 2013 - OSHA provided recent critical Genie Lift recall alert
    • Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health
      • December 6, 2012 - OSHA and TEJATC met to discuss future wind tower training for OSHA regional wind tower team
    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.
    2. Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached, Effected or Trained
      Heat Stress Outreach 300 (est.)
      OSHA 30-hour courses 77
      Electronic distribution of Construction Digest 300 (est.)
      Wind Tower Meeting 6
      Technical Assistance (Graceport Voltage Indicators) 6
      Technical Assistance (Residential Power Tapping) 3
      Technical Assistance (Hydrogen Sulfide Exposure) 15
      Technical Assistance (GHS Update) 300 (est.)
      TOTAL 1007
  8. Upcoming Milestones
  9. The Alliance was renewed on August 12, 2013 for a period of two years.

    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 OSHA's website.

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