The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, Massachusetts Division of Occupational Safety (MDOS) and the Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts (ASM), Boston, recently renewed an alliance to promote workplace safety and health and educate workers on construction hazards.
The agreement will provide ASM members, particularly specialty contractors, suppliers and service providers in the commercial construction industry, with information, guidance and educational resources to help protect employees’ health and safety. Alliance participants will focus on preventing exposures to scaffolding, lead and silica hazards, and increasing awareness of fall protection and electrical safety. MDOS and ASM will also support OSHA safety and health campaigns and other initiatives.
“OSHA’s alliance with the Massachusetts Division of Occupational Safety and the Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts demonstrates the positive impact a comprehensive safety and health management system can have when management and labor come together to ensure employee safety in a high hazard work environment,” James Mulligan, OSHA Braintree area office director, says.
Through its Alliance Program, OSHA fosters collaborative relationships with groups committed to worker safety and health, such as trade and professional organizations, unions, consulates, faith- and community-based organizations, businesses and educational institutions, to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses.