OSHA partners with construction industry for worker safety
The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)-Pelican Chapter in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and The Associated General Contractors-Rio Grande Valley Chapter in Corpus, Christi Texas have signed agreements with OSHA under its Alliance Program to help reduce hazards at their worksites.
The five-year agreement signed with the Pelican Chapter will focus on reducing and preventing exposures to struck-by, fall, caught-in-between, and electrical hazards. For example, in March 2016, the Alliance conducted a free “Safety Revolution” training seminar that addressed hazards in the construction industry.
OSHA’s Alliance Program fosters collaborative relationships with groups committed to worker safety and health. Alliance partners help OSHA reach targeted audiences, such as employers and workers in high-hazard industries, and give them better access to workplace safety and health tools and information.
The program includes information sharing and identification and elimination of workplace hazards. Participants are provided with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).