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Re-signing of Partnership Agreement

Group SigningOn October 16, 2008, there was a resigning of the partnership agreement between OSHA and outside line worker companies and contractor as well as industry associations. NECA has been a partner in this alliance since the inception of the partnership.

The OSHA Transmission & Distribution Partnership is a formal collaboration of industry stakeholders, working together to improve safety for workers in the electric line construction industry. It is one of only six national partnerships between employers and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

OSHA, the Electrical Construction Contractors, the IBEW and the Trade Associations, through a common vision, are committed to providing contractor employees in the electrical transmission and distribution industry (the “Industry”) a safe and healthful work place and to demonstrating leadership, responsibility and accountability in furthering worker health and safety.

The ultimate goal of the Partnership is to reduce the number of fatalities, injuries, and illnesses in the Industry. The proposed goals, strategies, and metrics for obtaining this universal goal are set forth in Appendix A. The Partnership encourages other non-partnership members in the industry to reduce and eliminate serious injuries and fatalities.

The impetus behind this Partnership is to provide a safer and more healthful work environment for union and non-union contractor workers in the Industry.