U.S. Department of Labor Forms Alliance to Promote Workplace Safety and Health Programs in New Jersey
NEW YORK, NY -The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, and the New Jersey State Industrial Safety Committee have entered into an alliance to raise awareness of the value of workplace safety and health programs for New Jersey businesses.
During the two-year alliance, the agencies will provide New Jersey employers with resources to improve their workplace safety and health practices; establish an OSHA Challenge Program to guide employers through the planning, development and implementation of an effective safety and health program; and recognize workplaces for outstanding performance in preventing workplace injuries and illnesses.
Through the 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. Alliance partners help OSHA reach targeted audiences, such as employers and workers in high-hazards industries, and provide better access to workplace safety and health tools and information.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to help ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov.