IEC strives to be a leader in safety in the electrical and systems contracting industry, and our efforts have been recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) through an IEC-OSHA Alliance partnership.
Through the Alliance, IEC and OSHA work together to provide members and industry leaders with valuable information and access to training resources that will help protect employees' health and safety, with the goal of reducing and preventing exposure to fall and arc flash hazards, which are major areas of concern in the electrical and systems contracting industry.
Explore the many resources available on the OSHA website including information on safety programs, quick cards, one-pagers, and more.
Through the Alliance, IEC will:
- Develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards and provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (print and digital media, digital assistance tools, OSHA's website, and IEC National’s website) to employers and employees in the electrical and systems contracting industry.
- Share information with OSHA and other industry safety and health professionals on IEC's best practices and publicize results through outreach and through IEC-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, lectures, and any other applicable forum.
- Encourage participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, the On-site Consultation Program, and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
Electrical Safety in the Workplace (NFPA 70E) PowerPoint Training Presentation
Through IEC’s alliance with OSHA, we have developed the Electrical Safety in the Workplace (NFPA 70E) PowerPoint Training Presentation. This presentation is designed to provide the electrical industry with information about the updates OSHA made to CFR 29 1910 Subpart S-Electrical Standard. It focuses on topics such as hot work and arc flash.
OSHA Compliance Assistance Products
OSHA has curated a collection of compliance assistance products and has made them available to IEC members.
What to Do When OSHA Arrives
IEC has worked with IES to provide a procedure your company may adopt to ensure that you pass all inspections. It also informs you of your rights and responsibilities during OSHA's visit. The procedure contains a checklist to follow during an OSHA inspection as well as guidelines to follow during and after.
Representation During OSHA Inspections Guide
During an OSHA inspection of non-union worksites, employees can be represented by anyone they select, including outside union agents.
OSHA may enter any workplace for the purpose of determining if violations of OSHA standards exist there. However, OSHA may only do so with the consent of the employer or by authority of a search warrant issued by a U.S. District Judge or Magistrate. Inspections by OSHA Compliance Officers may be initiated for many reasons including employee complaints, serious or fatal accidents, special emphasis programs, or planned audits.