Quanta is a founding member of the Electrical Transmission & Distribution OSHA Partnership (ET&D), a formal collaboration of industry leaders that sets best practices for lineworker safety.
Today, the ET&D covers a majority of total workers in the electric line construction industry, and is one of only a few national partnerships between employers and OSHA.
Partnership goals include the following:
- Analyze accident and incident data to identify common causes for fatalities, injuries and illnesses suffered by line workers, apprentices and other appropriate job classifications.
- Develop recommended best practices for each identified cause.
- Develop implementation strategies for each best practice and promote these strategies among the partners.
- Identify training criteria for foremen, general foremen, supervisors, linemen and apprentices, including training to create industry culture change to place value on safety and health.