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Region 5


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Jan. 8, 2016

 

 

OSHA renews alliance with Toledo Electrical Joint Apprenticeship
Training Committee to train and protect workers on the job

Participants: U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Toledo Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee

 

From left: TEJATC director David Wellington and OSHA Toledo Area Office Director Kim Nelson, met on Jan. 8 to renew an alliance that protects and train workers on the job.
From left: TEJATC director David Wellington and OSHA
Toledo Area Office Director Kim Nelson, met on Jan. 8 to
renew an alliance that protects and train workers on the job.

Background: The Toledo Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee and OSHA have renewed an alliance to train workers about hazards on the job. The alliance will continue to emphasize wind tower safety, photo-voltaic cell installation and maintenance safety for electrical workers.

Comprised of representatives of each organization, the implementation team will meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants. In addition, they will meet at least two times per year to track and shareinformation on activities and results in achieving the goals of the alliance.

OSHA and TEJATC signed the first alliance on Aug. 26, 2011, and renewed it on Aug. 12, 2013. The latest renewal will keep the agreement in effect for three years.

QUOTES: "We're excited about renewing this alliance because efforts like these improve workplace safety by fostering education, training teamwork and prevention on the job site," said Kim Nelson, OSHA's area director in Toledo. "OSHA and the Toledo Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee want to ensure all members put worker safety first."

Through its Alliance Program, OSHA works with groups committed to worker safety and health to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. These groups include unions, consulates, trade or professional organizations, businesses, faith- and community-based organizations, and educational institutions. OSHA and the groups work together to develop compliance assistance tools and resources, share information with workers and employers, and educate workers and employers about their rights and responsibilities.

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Media Contacts:
Scott Allen, 312-353-6976, allen.scott@dol.gov
Rhonda Burke, 312-353-6976, burke.rhonda@dol.gov

Release Number: 16-61-CHI


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