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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
KANSAS CITY POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Kansas City Power & Light Company (KCPL) recognize the value of
establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful workplaces. OSHA Kansas City Area Office and
KCPL therefore agree to form an Alliance to use their collective expertise to help foster a culture of prevention while
sharing best practices and technical knowledge.
OSHA and KCPL agree to establish an alliance to promote safe and healthful working conditions for the employees of the
telecommunication service installation industry, and in turn employees of KCPL by:
OSHA and KCPL will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Providing telecommunication service contractors with information and guidance that will help them protect employees' health
and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to overhead power line hazards.
- Increasing access to safety and health information.
OSHA and KCPL may also work together as follows to promote the dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- The OSHA Kansas City Area Office and KCPL will work together to develop an outreach packet, consisting of applicable safety
and health information.
- KCPL will provide the OSHA Kansas City Area Office with a mailing list, which includes contractors that have pole
attachment permits with KCPL, in order to enable the Kansas City Area Office to distribute the outreach packets.
- KCPL will also provide the outreach packet to new contractors making pole attachments after the date of this Alliance. This
information and guidance will help contractors protect employees, particularly in preventing or reducing the incidence of
contact with energized overhead power lines.
- KCPL will provide an informational session to the compliance staff of the OSHA Kansas City Area Office, and Wichita Area
Office, at a mutually convenient time and place, regarding the hazards related to the installation of telecommunication
services in proximity to energized overhead power lines and how the hazards created by telecommunication contractors affect
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. In addition, they will meet at least
annually to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance.
- Raise others' awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health whenever KCPL's leaders
- Share information on best practices, as jointly determined by OSHA and KCPL, with others in the industry, through training
programs and materials jointly developed by OSHA and KCPL. Promote training implementation through print or electronic media,
at conferences, or by other means of outreach.
This Agreement will remain in effect for one year. Either signatory may terminate this Agreement 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
|Charles E. Adkins, CIH
Occupational Safety and
||William P. Herdegen, III
Vice President - Distribution Operations
Kansas City Power and Light Company