How you can partner with OSHA to improve safety at your workplace
OSHA has several ways in which it interacts with companies in programs that address industry-specific hazards or that help enhance worker safety on specific projects.
The OSHA Strategic Partnership Program (OSPP) focuses on focus on improving safety and health in major corporations, government agencies, at large construction projects and private sector industries where OSHA has jurisdiction. The agency works with employers, workers, professional or trade associations, labor organizations, and other interested stakeholders to establish specific goals, strategies, and performance measures to improve worker safety and health. OSHA Strategic Partnerships are based out of local OSHA Area or Regional Offices.
OSHA recently entered into OSPP partnerships with the following companies and organizations:
- Harvey Cleary Builders established a strategic partnership to promote workplace safety and educate workers on hazards during construction of an office building and underground garage in Washington, D.C.
- Gilbane Building Company and the Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades Council signed a one-year partnership to address common construction hazards such as falls, electrical, silica, noise, and carbon monoxide exposure during the construction of a hotel in Milwaukee, Wis.
- Miron Construction Co., Inc., entered a one-year partnership to prevent common causes of workplace injuries and illnesses during construction of a university residence hall in Eau Claire, Wis. Hazards to be addressed include falls, electrical, struck-by, caught-in/between, silica, asbestos, lead, carbon monoxide, heat stress, cranes, and noise.
- Choate Construction Co., and Associated General Contractors of Georgia, Inc., have joined a strategic partnership to provide weekly training on falls, noise, rigging, heat, and silica, as well as the proper use of respirators and personal protection, during the construction of a senior living development project in Woodstock, Ga.
The OSHA Alliance Program fosters collaboration 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.
- Associated Builders and Contractors of Connecticut renewed a five-year agreement to address safety and health hazards in construction.
- Fehr’s Metal Building and Construction renewed a three-year agreement to train construction workers about industry-related hazards, including falls, electrocution, struck-by, caught-in or between, and heat illness.
- New Hampshire Motor Transportation Association signed a two-year agreement to reduce and prevent worker exposure to falls, struck-by, caught-in or between, and electrical hazards.
- Employbridge signed a two-year agreement to protect temporary workers by reducing and preventing exposure to hazards, including falls, electrical exposures, amputations, confined spaces, forklift use, and chemical exposures.