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Twelve new OSHA alliances aim to increase workplace safety

WASHINGTON – A dozen companies and organizations from across the country are making the safety of their workers a priority by forming alliances with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in October and November to improve worker safety and health.

Forming an alliance with OSHA allows companies or organizations to focus on hazards to improve worker safety in a specific workplace or industry. During the past two months, alliances were formed and renewed that address:

  • Educating and training Mexican workers in Nebraska and Texas,
  • Training construction workers in western Colorado,
  • Using data to educate Boise high school students about their rights,
  • Informing Dallas workers about their rights,
  • Increasing access to training in the Great Lakes region,
  • Addressing hazards and protective equipment for outdoor advertising,
  • Developing education and training programs in the Northern Mariana Islands,
  • Reducing and preventing exposure to logging industry hazards in Louisiana,
  • Targeting focus four hazards in the crane industry,
  • Protecting South Florida roofers from exposure to falls, struck-by, chemical and electrical hazards, and prevalent industry hazards, and
  • Protecting healthcare workers in Massachusetts from workplace violence, musculoskeletal disorders, and other industry hazards.

“Our vision at OSHA is to see safety and health embraced as core values in every workplace in America,” said Doug Kalinowski, director of Cooperative and State Programs at OSHA. “These strategic alliances cover a wide range of industries and hazards. We look forward to working closely with them to establish specific goals and develop strategies to reach those goals.

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.

Learn more about how employers can keep workers safe through OSHA alliances.


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Original article published by OSHA