US Labor Department’s OSHA renews partnership with electrical contractor groups to prevent workplace injuries and fatalities

This release has been reposted from www.dol.gov.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As part of continuing efforts to improve safety and health for electrical workers, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has renewed a strategic partnership with the Central Ohio Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 683 of Columbus and Union 1105 of Newark.

“This partnership reflects our mutual recognition of the importance of electrical workers’ safety and health, and solidifies our cooperative goal to develop effective safety programs while improving communication,” said Deborah Zubaty, OSHA’s area director in Columbus. “Together, we will take an aggressive and positive approach to place workplace safety and health at the forefront every day.”

The goals of the partnership include researching and implementing safety and health programs, decreasing employees’ injury and illness rates, and achieving measureable improvements in electrical worker safety by … Read more...