PLH Group and OSHA Partners Renew One of a Kind Safety Agreement at U.S. Dept. of Labor
Date: November 21, 2018
Mark Crowson, PLH Group’s CEO, was among notable industry leaders taking part in a signing ceremony at the U.S. Department of Labor to renew the electrical transmission and distribution (ET&D) OSHA Strategic Partnership (OSP), a non-competitive agreement enacted to improve and protect the health and safety of ET&D line and industry workers.
“Safety is the foundation PLH Group is built upon,” says Crowson. “This partnership empowers construction contractors, trade associations and OSHA to work together on a national level with a common goal – zero industry incidents and fatalities.”
Formed in August 2004, the OSHA and ET&D OSP began with six members and has since expanded to 17, going through five renewal processes.
PLH Group came aboard as an electric power transmission and distribution contractor on December 19, 2013, the date the agreement was previously signed.
The goal of the OSHA Strategic Partnership (OSP) is overall reduction of serious injuries and fatalities in the electric utility industry.
It has proven effective by significantly lowering recordable incidents, lost workdays and fatalities, statistics that have been steadily decreasing since the OSP’s inception in 2004.
As of the October 2018 signing, the ET&D partnership is the only national OSHA collaboration to prevent injuries and today covers most workers in the power line construction industry.
It will remain in effect until December 31, 2023.
With steadfast attention to safety, PLH Group offers a full spectrum of power line construction services including electric power distribution and transmission infrastructure services, substation construction and maintenance, storm restoration services, helicopter assisted utility construction and maintenance, and full range foundation drilling services.
Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta stopped by to address the ET&D Partnership steering team during the OSHA Strategic Partnership renewal.