NECA, IBEW, OSHA, Major Contractors Hold Discussions On Improving Line Construction Safety

Dec 01, 2003 reports that the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), (Bethesda, MD), International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), and the electric utility industry are working with OSHA to reduce deaths and serious injuries in high-voltage line construction.

Though line contractor safety records have generally improved in the last decade, recent hurricanes and the East Coast blackout have nudged numbers back up. The November 13 meeting was drafting a strategic partnership agreement that will define how the OSHA Transmission & Distribution Partnership operates.

Read more about the OSHA T&D Partnership here.