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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), The International
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Unions #68 (IBEW), The National Electrical Contractors
Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter (NECA), and Denver Joint Electrical Apprenticeship & Training
Committee (DJEATC) recognizes the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer
and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA, IBEW, NECA, and DJEATC hereby form an Alliance to
provide IBEW members and contractors, NECA members, and others in the electrical construction and
maintenance industry with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help
them protect employees' health and safety. The Alliance will particularly focus on reducing and
preventing exposure to electrocution, fall, ergonomic and motor vehicle hazards and address safety
supervision training issues. In developing this Alliance, OSHA, IBEW, NECA, and DJEATC recognize
that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national
OSHA, IBEW, NECA, and DJEATC will work together to achieve the following training and education
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of OSHA 10/30 Hour, 70E – Electrical Safety, and
OSHA, IBEW, NECA and DJEATC also will work together to achieve the following
outreach and communication goals:
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop information on the recognition and prevention of
workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information
(e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA, IBEW, NECA, and DJEATC Web
sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding IBEW
and NECA best practices or effective approaches and publicize the results through OSHA, IBEW, NECA,
or DJEATC developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other
- Promote and encourage IBEW/NECA members' or worksites' participation in OSHA's cooperative
programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, and Consultation and its
Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
- Encourage IBEW Local Unions and NECA Chapters to build relationships with OSHA's Regional and Area
Offices to address health and safety issues.
OSHA, IBEW, NECA, and DJEATC will work together to achieve the following goals
related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- 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 safety and
health issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and
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
proven 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.
An implementation team made up of representatives of OSHA, IBEW, NECA, and DJEATC will meet to
develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities
of the participants. Team members may include representatives of Contractors, Insurers, and Local
Unions. In addition, they 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 a three-year period. 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 all signatories.
|Signed on this 24th day of April,
Denver Area Office
Englewood Area Office
IBEW Local Union #68
NECA Rocky Mountain Chapter
David A. Risser
Program Training Director
NECA Rocky Mountain Chapter