IEC Renews OSHA Alliance, Develops Arc Flash Safety Presentation

Independent Electrical Contractors Inc., a national trade association for merit shop electrical and systems contractors representing more than 3,800 member companies and nearly 100,000 electrical employees, has renewed its alliance with OSHA with the express purpose of reducing and preventing exposure to fall and arc flash hazards and addressing other electrical and motor vehicle safety issues.

Toward this end, IEC developed a fact sheet and slide presentation on OSHA's Electrical Standard Subpart S (29 CFR 1910). Entitled "Arc Flash Safety," the presentation focuses on hot work and arc flash hazards and how to protect oneself against shock and arc flashes or blasts.

"The information and tools this Alliance has developed over the past six years have provided safety and health resources to thousands of electrical industry employees," said Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Thomas M. Stohler. "Working together to develop and share best practices to reduce and prevent workplace injuries is an important part of OSHA’s balanced approach to safety and health."

IEC National President Steve Wiege noted that throughout the years IEC has been in the alliance the association has encouraged its chapters to work collaboratively with OSHA; as a result, he said, a number of individual IEC chapters are implementing Alliance agreements of their own with the agency's regional and area offices and state plan states to focus on safety and health issues including fall, confined space entry, toxic substances, and struck-by hazards. For more information, visit www.osha.gov/dcsp/alliances/iec/iec.html.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • EHS Management Software Buyer's Guide

    Download this buyer's guide to make more informed decisions as you're looking for an EHS management software system for your organization.

  • Steps to Conduct a JSA

    We've put together a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you perform a job safety analysis (JSA), which includes a pre-built, JSA checklist and template, steps of a JSA, list of potential job hazards, and an overview of hazard control hierarchy.

  • Levels of a Risk Matrix

    Risk matrices come in many different shapes and sizes. Understanding the components of a risk matrix will allow you and your organization to manage risk effectively.

  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Industry Safe
Bulwark FR Quiz

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - March 2021

    March 2021

    Featuring:

    • EMPLOYEE TESTING
      The Impact of COVID-19 on Drug Testing
    • PROTECTIVE APPAREL
      Preparing for Unpredictable Spring Weather
    • FALL PROTECTION
      Building a Comprehensive Floor Safety Strategy
    • GAS DETECTION
      Gas Hazards and the COVID-19 Vaccine
    View This Issue