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  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed: 04/24/08

    Alliance Overview:

    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 effort.

    Normal Construction Labor Market is defined to mean the following geographical area plus the commuting distance adjacent thereto which includes the area from which the normal labor supply is secured. IBEW LU #68 jurisdiction includes 1828 members and encompasses the following counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Eagle, Jefferson, Lake, Larimer, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, and Summit.

    Implementation Team Members:

    Rory Berumen, RMC NECA Chapter Manager, Craig Clark, President, Dynalectric, Jack Cox, IBEW LU 68 Special Delegate to the Safety Committee, Chris Griego, IBEW LU 68 Special Delegate to the Safety Committee, Jerry Grippa, President, Quality Electric Co. Rusty Gonzales, President, St. Andrews Construction Services, John Healy OSHA Area Director, Englewood, CO, Herb Gibson OSHA Area Director, Denver, Kellie Holland, President, Empire Electric, Jim Perizzolo IBEW LU 68 Agent, David Humphreys DJEATC Training Director , Ed Knox IBEW LU 68 President, Francis Marcotte, Manager Service/Tele Data, Chris Mathewson Region 8 Labor Liason, Chris Olson RME Electric Vice President, Jim Keating IBEW LU 68 Agent, Jim Mantele IBEW LU 68 Business Manager, Tom Sutak, President, Rainbow Electric, Keith Hewitt IBEW LU 68 Agent, Joel Holden IBEW LU 68 Agent, Ed Humbert IBEW LU 68 Sears Agent, Jeremy Ross IBEW LU 68 Agent, Jeff Cullen, Dynalectric Safety Manager, Chuck Soderquist, Sturgeon Electric, Safety Manager, Gary Gallegos, Intermountain Electric, Safety Director, Ralph Martinez, Guarantee Electrical, Safety Director.


    Denver JATC, IBEW, LU#68, , I-Cast, Rocky Mountain Chapter, NECA, OSHA

    IBEW LU # 68 Contractors

    A.J. Electric

    Faith Enterprises

    Never Summer Electric

    Accent Solar

    Fiber-Tech Electric

    North/Western Electrical

    Altitude Electric

    Gard Construction Services

    Quality Service Company

    Aluminum Wire Repair

    Gash Electric

    Radke Electric

    Anything Electric

    Golden Solar

    Rainbow Electric

    Benefiel Electric

    Green Electric

    RME Electric

    Berger Electric

    Guarantee Electrical

    Rocky Mtn. Power & Control

    Berwick Electric

    Hardiman Electric

    Setpoint Systems

    Bode Group

    High Plains Power & Control

    Sierra Electric

    Building Automation

    Howard Electric

    Smittick Electric

    BW Electric

    Intermountain Electric

    St. Andrews Construction

    Capitol Electric

    Joe Lynch Electric

    Sturgeon Electric

    Chris Electric

    K.M.D. Electric

    T&D Holdings


    Konrad Electric

    Timberline Electric

    Electrical Control Specialists

    Marnady Electric

    Western Industrial Contractors

    Empire Electric

    Mc2 Electrical


    Erie Electric

    McCoy Electric


    Estes Valley Electric



    Evaluation Period

    1 YEAR (4/24/10-4/24/11)

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    10/18/2010 DJEATC - 1291 E. 54TH Ave., Denver, CO 80216

    10/21/2010 Uno Chicago Grill 16375 E. 40th Ave., Denver, CO 80239

    12/20/2010 DJEATC - 1291 E. 54th Ave., Denver, CO 80216

  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    • Events

      Safety Alliance Dinner – 10/18/2010 – 5:00pm – PPA Event Center, Denver Colorado Attendance 59

      Safety Alliance Dinner – 04/27/11 – 5:00pm – DJEATC Training Center, Denver Colorado Attendance 42

      Colorado State University NECA Student Chapter-training our future industry leaders and helping them to understand our safety culture through education and training.

      Colorado Construction Career Days-October 4-5, 2010
    Outreach and Communication

    • Events

      DJEATC (Denver Joint Electrical Apprenticeship Training Committee) OSHA 10 HOUR CLASSES:
      4/18/11-4/19/10 1 Completed – I Cast

      5/8/10 3 Completed – I Cast
    • DJEATC OSHA 30 Hour Classes
      8/9/10-8/13/10 – 3 Completed – I Cast/Denver Green Jobs Initiative

      11/6/10- 12/4/10 2 Completed – I Cast/Denver Green Jobs Initiative

      1/3/11 – 2/2/11 6 Completed – I Cast/Denver Green Jobs Initiative

      2/14/11 – 2/18/11 7 Completed – I Cast/Denver Green Jobs Initiatives

      4/2/11 – 4/30/11 1 Completed – I Cast/Denver Green Jobs Initiative

      4/11/11 – 4/15/11 11 Completed – I Cast/Denver Green Jobs Initiative

      4/18/11 – 4/22/11 9 Competed – I Cast/ Denver Green Jobs Initiative
    • 1st Aid
      5 Classes – 21 Completed – I Cast/Denver Green Jobs Initiative
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    • Events


      EPS I-1/3/11 – 1/26/11 30 Completed

      EPS 1- 1/31/11-2/21/11 17 Completed

      EPS 2- 3/8/11-3/19/11 10 Completed

      EPS 3 – 4/19/11-4/30/11 10 Completed

    • Safety Meetings

      Weekly Safety Meetings Various Topics Various Jobsites 1 Hour Each 12,914 Employees and Managers

      Weekly Safety Toolbox ½ Hour Each; 4 Foreman; 33 Employees

      Monthly Safety Meetings 2 Hours Each; 48 Employees; 96 Managers

      Quarterly Foreman’s Meetings 2 Hours Each; 2 Management; 8 Foremen

      Quarterly Safety Awards 2-3 Hours Each; 45 Employees; 3 Management

      Internal Safety Classes 1-4 Hours Each; 35 Employees; 9 Managers
    70E Training Session for owners, contractors, JW’s, apprentices and OSHA Compliance Officers.

    One of the major facets of the Alliance is the training of workers, the public, and compliance officers about the special techniques used by the electrical industry.

    June 23 and 24, 2010 70E training was completed by 22 OSHA Compliance Officers (CSHO) and 1 Deputy Regional Administrator, Nancy Smith, 2 Assistant Deputy Regional Administrators and 4 members of OSHA’s Legal Team.

    1910, 1926, 70E Training

    # Employees

    # Management


    NFPA-70 E



    2948 hours of training

    1926 CFR Confined Space



    188 hours of training

    1926 Subpart C-First Aid & Medical Attention



    430 hours of training

    1926 Subpart C-General Safety & Health Provisions



    223 hours of training

    1926 Subpart D-Occupational Noise Exposure



    13.5 hours of training

    1926 Subpart D-Gases, Vapors, Fumes, Dusts & Mists



    21 hours of training

    1926 Subpart D-HazCom



    138 hours of training

    1926 Subpart E-PPE



    334 hours of training

    1926 Subpart F-Fire Protection



    159 hours training

    1926 Subpart G-Signs Signals & Barricade



    26 hours training

    1926 Subpart I-Tools & Power



    102 hours of training

    1926-1910 Subpart K, S-Electrical



    376 hours of training

    1926 Subpart L-Scaffolds



    54 hours of training

    1926 Subpart M-Fall Protection



    154 hours of training

    1926 Subpart N-Cranes, Derricks, Hoists



    58 hours each

    1926 Subpart O-Motor Vehicles



    246 hours of training

    1926 Subpart P-Excavations



    51 hours of training

    1926 Subpart X-Stairways & Ladders



    312 hours of training

    1926 Subpart Z-Toxic & Hazardous Substances



    83 hours of training




    5828.50 hours of training

    Denver JATC 10 Hour OSHA



    600 hours of training

    Denver JATC 30 Hour OSHA                  



    3807 hours of training

    Grand Total



    10,195.50 hours of training

  4. Upcoming Milestones

    This is the final report for this Alliance.

    This is the final report for this Alliance.
    • Raising Awareness of OSHA’s Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives, such as by:
      • Sharing information on OSHA’s regulatory agenda and opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process.
      • Training workers on new and revised standards.
      • Developing worker information on new and revised standards.
      • Sharing information on National Emphasis Programs (NEPs).
      • Developing compliance assistance materials for other specifically targeted hazards/industries
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      • Participating in various forums and groups to discuss ways of improving workplace safety and health programs.
      • Encouraging worker participation in workplace safety and health.
    • Outreach and Communication, such as by:
      • Creating and sharing compliance assistance materials in English, Spanish, and other languages for workers and/or employers.
      • Conducting best practice seminars in support of OSHA’s enforcement initiatives.
      • Speaking or exhibiting at conferences and meetings.
    • Training and Education, such as by:
      • Developing effective worker training and education programs.
      • Arranging for the delivery of worker training.
    Developing employer seminars aimed at reducing workplace hazards