OJUA Spring Training 2020 – CANCELLED

Unfortunately, due to the current situation and the Governor’s rulings surrounding COVID-19, the Oregon Joint Use Association has made the disheartening decision to cancel the 2020 OJUA Spring Training.
Please see the NESC Spring Training page under the Training/Events tab above for answers to some of the questions we have been receiving at the office; as always, feel free to contact staff at 503-378-0595 or gro.gnitlusnocteertstruocnull@etak and we will be happy to address any additional concerns.
Thank you for your patience during this trying time; we are looking forward to a bountiful recovery and an exceptional 2021 Spring Training.

2019 OJUA Annual Meeting Presentations
Available for Download:

OJUA Grandfathering Matrix Revised Summer 2019

Joint inspections – Corrections Update

Small Cell Deployment

Joint Use in California

NJUNS presentation

Perspectives on Wildfire Mitigation

One-Touch Make Ready

Collaborative Joint Pole Transfers

OJUA Inspection Correction Efficiency Committee Publishes Findings & Guidelines.

The OJUA’s Inspection Correction Efficiency Committee has published Findings & Guidelines for Joint Inspection Programs.
OJUA ICE Committee Findings and Guidelines.

OJUA Joint Inspection Subcommittee Releases
Best Practices Manual

The OJUA’s Joint Inspection Subcommittee has published a Joint Inspection Best Practices Manual.  The manual provides photos of typical deviations from rules addressing the Communications Worker Safety Zone, Communication-to-Communication Clearances, and Interset Structure Clearances.  

Click here to download a copy of the Joint Inspection Best Practices released February 2017

Standards Committee Work Product
OJUA Grandfathering Matrix 

(revised Summer 2019)

Please Note: This document is intended to provide education on certain changes to the NESC over time. This is neither an official codebook nor an official interpretation of the rules. When constructing aerial facilities, please refer to the governing codes, such as the National Electrical Safety Code; National Electrical Code; Oregon Public Utility Commission Safety Rules; Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration, State, County and Municipal codes; and all other applicable standards, including contracts.

“All Utilities” Letters as Issued by Oregon Public Utility Commission

These documents are provided for historical reference only; in many cases they were written for a specific circumstance or situation and may or may not represent Safety Staff’s current position.



OJUA Standards Reference CardRevised May 2017

8.5 x 11 version or 11 x 17 version


History of the OJUA

In November 1999 a task force was established by the Oregon Legislature to advise the Oregon Public Utility Commission at the direction of the Legislature, addressing issues pertaining to utility poles. The task force submitted proposed rules for determining appropriate sanctions for unauthorized attachments and criteria for certifying compliance with laws regulating pole attachments. The Oregon Joint Use Association (OJUA) was formed based on the initial work from the task force and the realization of what else needed to be accomplished to help the entire industry be successful.

Our Mission

Become a resource that builds trust, cooperation, and organization between support structure (pole) owners, users, and government entities that will result in a safe, efficient use of the Right of Way and a self-sustaining nonprofit association.

Our Future

Be a fully self-sustaining association that educates, establishes partnerships, and is the source of information and communication regarding the Joint Use Industry.


  • Publicity & Education
  • Standards Development
  • Legislative & Regulatory Review
  • Conflict Resolution


  • Participate in Shaping the Future
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Cost-Saving Opportunities
  • Access to Latest Industry Updates