U.S. Department of Labor, State of Iowa, Electrical Workers Union Renew Alliance to Improve Workplace Safety for Electrical Industry

May 24, 2019

DES MOINES, IA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has renewed an alliance with the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Division of Labor Services, and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union #55 to address safety and health hazards in the electrical industry.

During the four-year alliance, the partners will continue developing training and education programs to prevent worker exposure to electrical transmission and distribution equipment hazards, such as electrocution, fires and explosions, confined spaces, and falls. The Iowa On-Site Consultation Program will provide no-cost safety and health consultation to industry employers and workers.

The OSHA Alliance Program fosters collaborative relationships with groups committed to worker safety and health. Alliance partners help OSHA reach targeted audiences, such as employers and workers in high-hazard industries, giving them better access to workplace safety and health tools and information.

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 America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education, and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.