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The Electrical Transmission and Distribution Construction Contractors, the IBEW, and Trade Associations (#325)


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The Electrical Transmission and Distribution Construction Contractors, the IBEW, and Trade Associations (#325)

Partnership Signatories:
  • 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.
Transmission & Distribution Partnership
Date Signed:
August 20, 2004; Renewed: August 24, 2006; Renewed: September 16, 2008; Renewed: January 25, 2011; Renewed: December 19, 2013
Contact Information:
Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, (202) 693-2213

Partnership Overview

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.

Partnership Goals

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 Objectives

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
Additional Resources

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.

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