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Region 5 News Release: 06-1002-CHI
June 23, 2006
Contact: Brad Mitchell
Phone: 312-353-6976

OSHA Renews Partnership to Protect Electrical Workers in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has renewed their partnership for two more years with the Central Ohio Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association Inc. (NECA) and Local Unions 683 and 1105 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). The agreement is designed to enhance workplace safety and health protection for electrical workers in Ohio.

"This is an opportunity for OSHA to continue to provide training and technical support to help contractors develop safety and health systems," said Michael Connors, OSHA's regional administrator in Chicago. "Our goal is to have every employee go home healthy and uninjured at the end of the day."

The partnership is committed to lowering injury and illness rates through increased workplace health and safety training, and renewing attention to issues surrounding the safety of workers. In an agreement signed in Columbus, OSHA, NECA and IBEW have pledged continued cooperation in developing site-specific safety programs, training new workers in workplace safety and health, and continuously promoting safe practices throughout the life of the agreement.

Since the inception of OSHA's Strategic Partnership Program in 1998, more than 388 partnerships have been formed, impacting over 13,000 employers and 573,000 employees across the United States.

OSHA's role is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit


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