OSHA Region 3, the Roofing Contractors Association, and the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local #30 have joined forces to promote workplace safety and health for employees in the local roofing industry, according to an OSHA press release.
"Roofing work historically has been an inherently
dangerous construction operation," said OSHA's Philadelphia Area Office
Director Albert D'Imperio. "This alliance will provide an avenue for OSHA
to reach a community of small businesses and their employees with a variety of
safety and health information."
The release noted that a major goal of the alliance will
be to provide training to reduce or eliminate employee exposure to falls, as
well as electrical and other roofing industry hazards. Alliance members will
work together to establish a forum for the exchange of information on best
safety and health practices in the roofing industry.
The partnership was launched with a signing ceremony on
Thursday, April 17, 2008, at the roofers' union training facility in
Roofers' Local #30 supplies all of the contractors association's manpower