04 Feb 2014 PLH Renews OSHA Partnership
PLH Group, Inc. (“PLH”) today announced that President and CEO Mark Crowson and Vice President of Safety and Training Matthew Compher participated in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s renewal of its national strategic partnership with electrical transmission and distribution industry leaders on December 19, 2013, in Washington D.C.
The partnership aligns OSHA with PLH and 12 other participating organizations under a common goal: to reduce injuries, illnesses and deaths among linemen and other electrical workers. Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels, along with Crowson and representatives from the other partnering organizations, each signed the renewal agreement. U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez stopped by to congratulate and speak with the team.
“Safety is one of our core values and a mission of our company. The OSHA strategic partnership and similar initiatives ensure that we remain proactive in our safety efforts,” said Crowson. “We were pleasantly surprised by the appearance of Secretary of Labor Perez. His presence validated the importance of this program,” added Compher.
The partnership includes ten of the nation’s largest electrical transmission and distribution contractors, the IBEW labor union, Edison Electric Institute (EEI), and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), all working cooperatively to implement health and safety-relatedbest practices and training. Since the partnership was established in 2004, there has been a noticeable reduction in the injury, illness and fatality rates among the partners’ nearly 26,000 workers. According to OSHA, fatalities among these workers have dropped from 11 in 2004 to 1 in 2013.
To learn more about how PLH Group is promoting employee safety and health, visit www.plhgroupinc.com/safety or call 214-272-0500.
About PLH Group, Inc.
PLH is a leading provider of construction and maintenance services to the electric power delivery and pipeline industries in North America. Its customers include many of the largest utilities, regional cooperatives, renewable energy developers, commercial and industrial customers, and major oil and gas producers and midstream companies. PLH has acquired and further developed Sun Electric, TESSCO, AIR 2, Auger Services, Snelson Companies, IPS Engineering, Southeast Directional Drilling, M&M Pipeline Services, Energy Services South, Pipeworx, TTR Substations, and Edison Power Constructors. PLH is actively seeking to expand further its service offerings and geographic footprint. For more information, visit www.PLHGroupInc.com.