US Department of Labor, Moss & Associates LLC to promote workplace safety, health during construction of Central Florida hotel
U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Moss & Associates LLC
University of South Florida On-Site Consultation Program
What: Strategic Partnership agreement
Background: On April 18, 2023, OSHA and Moss & Associates LLC signed a strategic partnership to promote safety and health practices to prevent exposure to common construction hazards during construction of the Alanik Hotel in Clearwater Beach, Florida. The project calls for construction of a 492,000-square-foot, 15-story hotel on a two-acre parcel off the Clearwater Beach barrier island.
The University of South Florida On-Site Consultation Program is also a member of this partnership.
The initiative will also encourage contractors to develop and use safety and health programs, and provide required training to employees, employers and supervisors. The initiative will focus on safe work practices and the need to use required personal protective equipment. It will also promote the safe use of hand and power tools and awareness of common construction hazards associated with heat illness, falls, struck-by and caught-in objects, and unsafe levels of silica dust and noise.
OSHA’s Strategic Partnership Program works with employers, employees, professional and trade associations, labor organizations and other interested stakeholders to establish specific goals, strategies and performance measures to improve worker safety and health.
Quote: “Public-private sector partnerships provide a proven, collaborative framework for major construction projects that enhance worker safety,” said OSHA Area Director Danelle Jindra in Tampa, Florida. “In fact, strategic partnerships also lead to increase worker involvement, training and education and accountability for safe work practices.”