Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Concluded Alliances - Region VI

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed: September 4, 2008

    End Date: September 4, 2010


    OSHA and the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Gulf Coast Chapter formed an Alliance to provide small contractors in the construction industry 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 occupational safety and health hazards such as electrical, falls, struck-by, and caught-between hazards in the construction industry.

    Implementation team Members:

    IEC - GCC

    Robert Jones, IEC - GCC


    Jim Shelton, Houston North AO
    Mark Hernandez, Houston South AO

    Evaluation Period:

    September 4, 2008 through September 4, 2009

  2. Implementation Team Meetings:

    After the signing of the Alliance coordination and planning was conducted through phone, email, and safety committee meetings.

  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education
    • Events
      • None
    • Seminars
      • Conducted a two hour Introduction to OSHA and OSHA Inspections Class (15 companies)
      • Assisted and participated in a forum on 70E, arc flash and arc flash PPE (75 companies)
    • Products
      • No products at this time
    Outreach and Communication
    • Events
      • Distributed information on the OSHA 10 Hour Marathon
      • Attended 7 safety committee meetings providing assistance and information
    • Products
      • Developed/distributed a list of hyperlinks for hurricane related information for distribution after Ike
      • Wrote two safety articles for the IEC newsletter, one on aerial lift safety and the other on safety management systems
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health
    • Events
      • No National dialogue at this time
    • Products
      • No products developed at this time
  4. Results

    Participation in the alliance has helped maintain the momentum of the safety committee which the local OSHA CASs helped facilitate and support. In addition to the classes and the seminars, information on fatality trends, best practices, and new regulations were distributed to the small electrical contractor community. OSHA 10 hour classes are now being offered by the IEC and additional classes will be offered in the future with the intent to ensure that safety training and information is available to small contractors to raise safety awareness and compliance.

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    Exploring additional outreach activities such as seminars. New objectives are to be discussed after the start of the new year.