Groups Renew OSHA Alliances

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 @ 04:08 PM gHale


Industry groups across the United States renewed agreements with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in order to achieve greater safety and health awareness within their sectors.

The agreements are through the OSHA Alliance Program, which creates collaborative relationships with groups committed to worker safety and health.

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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.

Partner renewels include:
• Gulf Coast Safety Council renewed a three-year agreement to address safety and health hazards associated with the local petrochemical industry, including falls, equipment operation, and chemical hazard communication. The alliance has delivered training for contractors and business owners, reaching more than 39,500 people.
• Louisiana Forestry Association/Louisiana Logging Council renewed a three-year agreement to address safety and health hazards associated with the local logging industry, including struck-by, falls, caught-in-between, equipment operation, and environmental hazards. Last year more than 600 people attended 26 council chapter meetings held to help keep loggers informed about the industry hazards.
• DJ Basin Safety Council renewed a four-year agreement to address safety and health hazards in the upstream oil and gas industry, including hydrocarbon exposures, fires/explosions, falls, struck-by, and transportation/driving.
• American Society of Safety Engineers – Big Sky Chapter renewed a five-year agreement to address safety and health hazards, including woodworking and walking/working surfaces in general industry; and trenching/excavation, temporary workers, and falls in construction.



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