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The U.S. Labor Department Announces Alliance With The Kansas City Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Committee To Promote Workplace Safety - OSHA, The IBEW & NECA Join In Signing Safety Training Alliance

Published Thursday, June 23, 2022
by USDOL News
The U.S. Labor Department Announces Alliance With The Kansas City Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Committee To Promote Workplace Safety - OSHA, The IBEW & NECA Join In Signing Safety Training Alliance

(KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI) - Recognizing the need for developing safe electrical work practices at the start of a career, the Kansas City Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee - a Training Apprenticeship Program for Electricians - has signed an alliance with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Offices in Kansas City, Missouri and Wichita, Kansas.

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Chapter 124 and the National Electrical Contractors Association are also joining the alliance.

“Partnering with the Electrical Apprenticeship Program to teach safety standards on day one of an individual’s career will help develop lifetime safety habits that prevent workplace injuries,” OSHA’s Acting Regional Administrator Steven Kaplan in Kansas City said.

“OSHA designed its electrical standards to protect employees from electric shock and electrocution.  All employers should implement safety and health programs and train Workers on identifying hazards and using required protective measures,” Kaplan said.

Local OSHA Offices have made electrical safety education a priority since Fall 2021, following the fatal electrocution of four Workers in Kansas and Missouri in five months.

The agency also has a Local Emphasis Program in the St. Louis area for electrical hazards in industry, and an alliance with the Iowa Department of Workforce Development and IBEW Local 55 to promote electrical safety.

OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program offers employers no-cost and confidential occupational safety and health services, with priority given to high-hazard worksites.

To Directly Access This Apprenticeship And Training Labor News Story, Go To: www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/region7/06132022

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