U.S. Department of Labor Expands Partnership with Florida SAFETY Alliance to Increase Awareness of Construction Hazards
JACKSONVILLE, FL – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has expanded its alliance with the SAFETY Alliance, to raise awareness about hazards associated with the construction industry. This new agreement includes the organization's Jacksonville Chapter.
The new alliance expands upon the existing partnership between OSHA's Fort Lauderdale Area Office and the organization, and focuses on falls, electrical, struck-by, and caught-in/between hazards - the four leading causes of construction industry fatalities. The participants will promote workplace safety and health during several OSHA outreach initiatives, and address how best to inform workers about their rights.
The OSHA Alliance Program fosters collaborative relationships with groups committed to worker safety and health. Alliance partners help OSHA reach targeted audiences, such as employers and workers in high-hazard industries, giving them 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 https://www.osha.gov.