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INTREN has joined the Electrical Transmission & Distribution (ET&D) Partnership which works to reduce the number of fatalities, injuries and illnesses in the electrical line construction industry. The ET&D Partnership is a formal collaboration of 13 industry stakeholders and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Last month, INTREN entered into the ET&D Partnership at the partnership’s first steering committee meeting of 2016 in Coral Gables, Florida. Present for INTREN’s first meeting was Executive Vice President, Matthew Turk, and Director of Safety & Quality, Tim Ayers.

“Becoming a part of this partnership is a big step for our company,” said Turk. “Joining the ET&D Partnership provides INTREN with valuable regulatory and industry information being passed down by OSHA. We look forward to developing and implementing best practices for the betterment of the industry.”

The ET&D Partnership began in 2004 with six founding members. Since 2004, the partnership has increased to 13 members, covering an estimated 80 percent of total line workers in the construction industry. The goal of the partnership between OSHA and ET&D include: 1) data analysis to establish causes of fatalities, injuries and illnesses; 2) development and implementation of best practices; 3) development and delivery of training; and 4) communication to promote the importance and value of occupational safety and health.

For more information on the ET&D Partnership, partnering organizations and best practices, visit http://www.neca-neis.org/powerlinesafety or download the mobile app available on iTunes and Google Play App Stores.