News | September 25, 2019

U.S. Department Of Labor, Contractors Association And Electrical Workers' Union Establish Partnership To Promote Workplace Safety In Central Ohio

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Central Ohio Chapter, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Locals #683 and #1105, have established a strategic partnership to promote employee safety and health at Central Ohio work sites.

The partnership will focus on research into the use of technology, innovation, and best practices to increase safety among electrical workers, and working with the NECA/IBEW electrical training alliance to provide electrical apprentices with hands-on and classroom instruction.

The partnership seeks to increase the use of safety and health programs and best practices, with a focus on common hazards faced by electrical workers, including falls, struck-by, caught-in/between, and risk of electrocution. Participants are also committed to maintaining a Total Recordable Case Rate (TRC) at 25% below national average.

Through its Strategic Partnership Program, OSHA works with employers, employees, professional and trade associations, labor organizations and other interested stakeholders to establish specific goals, strategies and performance measures to improve worker safety and health.

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 American working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education, and assistance. For more information, visit https://www.osha.gov/.

SOURCE: The U.S. Department of Labor