WASHINGTON – Five organizations and businesses nationwide have signed and renewed alliance agreements with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and organizations to provide workers with information on their legal and fundamental rights, guidance and access to training resources on workplace safety and health.
By joining with OSHA, these organizations benefit from fostering collaboration and can better focus on hazards in ways that are specific to their industries and workplaces.
The alliances will work together on initiatives and facilitate opportunities to:
- Promote worker rights for people who are Mexican Nationals in Missouri and Kansas.
- Provide information about safe excavation and trenching work in Missouri.
- Share safety best practices between OSHA and the Navy Fleet Readiness Center East in North Carolina.
- Reduce and prevent exposure to hazards associated with health care, transportation construction, warehousing, agriculture and education industries in Montana.
- Share information about workplace safety in the healthcare industry in Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas.
“The most effective way to protect workers is for every employer to embrace safety and health as a core value in their workplaces,” said Doug Kalinowski, director of Cooperative and State Programs at OSHA. “These alliances from across the country and in various industries show that these employers have made worker safety and health a core value and are leaders in workplace safety.”
OSHA’s Alliance Program helps the agency develop working relationships with organizations that are committed to workplace safety and health. These groups include trade and professional associations, labor unions, educational institutions, community and faith-based groups, and government agencies.
Alliance participants work with OSHA to provide workers and employers with information, guidance, and resources to promote safety and health in workplaces. Alliances also ensure that workers know their rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
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Original article published by OSHA