The Electrical Transmission and Distribution Construction Contractors, the IBEW, and Trade Associations (#325)
- Asplundh Tree Expert Co.
- Davis H. Elliot Company, Inc.
- Edison Electric Institute (EEI)
- Henkels & McCoy, Inc.
- International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
- MasTec, Inc.
- MDU Construction Services Group, Inc
- Michels Corporation
- MYR Group Inc.
- National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)
- Pike Electric, LLC
- PLH Group, Inc.
- Quanta Services, Inc.
- Partnership Agreement August 20, 2004
- Partnership Agreement August 24, 2006
- Partnership Renewal Agreement September 1, 2008
- Partnership Renewal Agreement January 25, 2011
- Partnership Renewal Agreement December 19, 2013
- Signing Photos January 25, 2011
Partnership Annual Evaluations
OSHA renews Strategic Partnership with electrical contractors and industry trade associations. OSHA News Release, (2008, October 14).
OSHA renews strategic partnership with power transmission and distribution trade associations to reduce worker injuries, deaths. OSHA News Release, (2011, January 26).
OSHA renews strategic partnership with electrical transmission and distribution contractors, associations to reduce worker injuries, deaths. OSHA News Release, (2013, December 19).
OSHA Renews Partnership for Electrical Workers' Safety. Occupational Health and Safety Magazine News Release, (2011, January 27).
Electrical Transmission and Distribution Strategic Partnership Safety Video. An ET&D Partnership developed safety video.
Powerlinesafety.org. An ET&D partnership supported public Web site.
Signing Photos September 16, 2008
OSHA has joined with representatives from the power transmission and distribution industry, as well as trade and labor representatives, to develop a common vision and commitment to provide employees in the electrical transmission and distribution industry (the "Industry") with a safe and healthful workplace, and to demonstrate leadership, responsibility and accountability in furthering worker health and safety.
The primary goal of the Partnership is to reduce the number of fatalities, injuries, and illnesses in the Industry. Additionally, the Partnership will aim to:
Perform data analysis as a means to establish causes of fatalities, injuries, and illnesses for electrical work in the Industry
Develop recommended Best Practices to reduce the number of fatalities, injuries and illnesses that directly correspond to the identified causes, as well as any other significant hazards identified by the Partnership
Ensure that the Industry Partners' employees are effectively trained to utilize the established Best Practices
Effectively communicate safety and health Best Practices, and other useful safety and health information, within the Industry
Establish an effective evaluation strategy to ensure that the goals of the OSP are met
Partnership goals will be achieved through strategies and objectives that include:
Analyze accident and incident data to identify common causes for fatalities, injuries, and illnesses suffered by linemen, apprentices, and other appropriate job classifications
Develop recommended Best Practices for each identified cause
Develop implementation strategies for each Best Practice and share these strategies among the partners
Identify training criteria for foremen, general foremen, supervisors, inemen, and apprentices, including training to promote industry culture change to place value on safety and health
Partnership Approved Best Practices
- Safety at Heights - Fall Protection
- Job Briefings
- Pre-use Inspection of Rubber Protective Equipment
- Administrative Controls
- Qualified Observer
- Insulate and Isolate Safety Performance Check
- Lock-to-Lock Use of Insulating Rubber Gloves and Sleeves
- Cradle-to-Cradle Use of Insulating Rubber Gloves and Sleeves
- Rubber Insulating PPE for the Live Line Tool Method on Distribution Lines
The ET&D Partnership maintains a Web site in support of this Partnership. For more information visit Power Line Safety
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution eTool. An OSHA online eTool for the Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Industry.
Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Industry. An OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page for the Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Industry.
- Weather Related Resources
OSHA online resources for outdoor workers and employers