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Industry Partnership Instills Best Practices

Amy Fischbach, reporting for Transmission & Distribution World magazine, writes, "The nation’s largest line contractors took a stand against unsafe work practices back in 2004. With the number of linemen injuries and fatalities skyrocketing, the companies forged a strategic partnership with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Nine years later, they have slashed the rate of injuries and fatalities by more than 50%."

The agreement was entered into with the intent to identify and prevent causes of injury and death on the job for those in the electrical transmission and distribution industry. Seeing the numbers brings home the effectiveness of the alliance.

Read more about the alliance's success on Transmission & Distribution World's website.