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OJUA 2019 NESC Spring Training – Registration Now Open

April 23-25, Red Lion on the River in Jantzen Beach

Register here, or contact the OJUA office at 503-378-0595
or OJUA staff via email to taryn@ojua.org



OJUA has 2017 NESC  Books Available for Purchase

OJUA Member price:  $178.50 plus shipping

New stock just arrived… click here to complete the on-line order form.  Books are available for pick up at the OJUA office or delivery via US Priority Mail.


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 11-25-2016)

Please Note:  This document is intended to provide education on certain changes to the NESC over time. This is not an official codebook nor 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These documents are provided for historical reference only; in many cases they were written for a specific circumstance or situation and may or may not represent Safety Staff’s current position.

INDEX and UTILITY LETTERS 1994 – 1999

INDEX and UTILITY LETTERS 2000-2015


OJUA Standards Reference CardRevised April 2017

Standards Brochure updated April 2017


 

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 Oregon Legislature to address 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.

Focus

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

Benefits

  • Participate in shaping the future
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Cost Saving Opportunities
  • Access to latest Industry Updates