OSHA renews alliance to train and protect workers on the job

OSHA renews alliance to train and protect workers on the job

U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently renewed its alliance with Toledo Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee to train workers about hazards on the job.
The alliance will focus on wind tower safety, photo-voltaic cell installation and maintenance safety for electrical workers.

Representatives from the two organizations 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 share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the alliance, OSHA said in a statement.

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.

“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.”