Press ReleaseNew Alliance Will Promote Safety and Health for Electrical Workers in North Texas
RGV - Furthering the safety and health of electrical industry workers in north Texas is in the goal of an alliance signed today between the RGV area office of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Rio Grande Valley Chapter of Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC).
OSHA's alliances are part of U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao's ongoing efforts to improve the health and safety of workers. Through alliances, trade and professional organizations, businesses, labor organizations and education institutions are able to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for training and outreach aimed at preventing workplace injuries and illnesses.
IEC is a trade association of more than 3,200 electrical and systems contractors within 75 chapters nationwide. Members of IEC and OSHA will develop a plan of action based on mutually agreed upon working procedures, roles and responsibilities for the participants. Quarterly meetings will be held to track, analyze and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the alliance.
Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. 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 www.osha.gov