Alliance - an OSHA Cooperative Program

Solutions for Electrical Contractors

Between 1999 and 2002, more than 30 percent of all employee compensation claims from the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) were related to ergonomics. This amounted to more than $10 million in claims in just four years.

This *eTool describes common hazards that electrical contractors may encounter and possible solutions for these hazards. This eTool is a product of the OSHA and Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Alliance. For a general discussion of ergonomic solutions, visit the OSHA Ergonomics page.

See OSHA's Workers' Rights page for more information on rights and protections.

*eTools are web-based training tools on occupational safety and health topics. They use graphical menus as well as expert system modules. As indicated in the disclaimer, eTools create no new OSHA requirements.