OSHA and BEST Form Alliance to Protect Construction Workers
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) works with unions, consulates as well as trade and professional organizations through their Alliance Program, in a coordinated effort to prevent worker injuries and fatalities.
Project BEST (Building Efficiency by Striving Together) is a joint effort between the Upper Ohio Valley Building Construction Trades Council and the Ohio Valley Construction Employers Council to create a labor management organization for the construction industry.
Recently, OSHA has formed an alliance with Project BEST to protect construction workers in Ohio from common workplace hazards. The alliance wants to shed light on four hazards most likely to injure construction workers: falls, struck-by, caught-in and electrical.
Accurate information is an important aspect of preventing workplace accidents, so the initiative encourages open communication between management, workers and OSHA. All parties are allowed to participate in forums and round table meetings about how to best address the four hazard areas.
Ultimately, the voluntary alliance hopes that creating effective training programs will help promote safe workplace practices. Through their efforts, OSHA hopes to protect Ohio construction workers from preventable accidents that could lead to serious injury or death.
Fall, electrical, caught-in and struck-by hazards are only some of the dangers construction workers face every day. When management fails to address these issues, workers can suffer debilitating injuries or permanent disabilities.
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