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ANSI approves updated safety standard for multi-employer construction sites

January 11, 2012
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constructionThe American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) says the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recently approved the updated ANSI/ASSE A10.33-2011 standard, Safety and Health Program Requirements for Multi-Employer Projects.

The A10.33-2011 standard sets up the minimum elements and activities of a program that defines the duties and responsibilities of construction employers working on a project where multiple employers are or will be engaged in the common undertaking to complete a construction project. This standard is a basis for use as a minimum safety and health guideline for a program to provide a safe and healthy work environment and to accomplish cost-effective construction.

The standard is one of a series of safety standards that have been formulated by the A10 Accredited Standards Committee on Safety Requirements for Construction and Demolition operations. The A10 standards serve as a guide to contractors, labor, and equipment manufacturers.

“This revised standard for multi-employers should reinforce the importance of proper planning, effective execution and safety on construction and demolition jobsites,” Richard King, CSP, Chair of the A10 Committee, said today. “We continue to work to enhance work safety and health on construction sites.”

About ASSE

Founded in 1911, the 100-year-old Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety society and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment.  ASSE is secretariat for several ANSI committees and projects along with being the administrator for the U.S. Technical Advisory Groups (TAG) to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) on fall protection and risk management. ASSE members also serve on more than 40 safety and health standards committees. For more information on standards please go to www.asse.org/publications/ or contact ASSE at customerservice@asse.org.

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