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OSHA News Release
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Region 5


March 1, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Renews Alliance with Toledo Electrical Joint
Apprenticeship Training Committee to Improve Workplace Safety

TOLEDO, OH – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has renewed an alliance with the Toledo Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) to address safety and health hazards that Ohio’s apprentice and journeyperson electricians may encounter while working in construction and general industry.

The five-year alliance will focus on developing effective training and education programs regarding electrical safety and arc flash hazards, wind tower safety, photo-voltaic cell installation and maintenance safety, rigging, fall protection, and cave-in protection.

The OSHA Alliance Program fosters collaborative relationships with groups committed to worker safety and health. Alliance partners help OSHA reach targeted audiences, such as employers and workers in high-hazard industries, giving them better access to workplace safety and health tools and information.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to help ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education, and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.

Media Contacts:

Scott Allen, 312-353-4727, allen.scott@dol.gov
Rhonda Burke, 312-353-6976, burke.rhonda@dol.gov

Release Number: 19-200-CHI


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