EL PASO, TX – Construction is a high hazard industry that comprises various activities that can expose workers to serious injuries. Depending on the job, construction workers may face falls, trench and scaffold collapses, slips, trips and other dangers.
To help prevent these and other construction-related hazards, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has renewed its alliance with the El Paso Association of Contractors aimed at ensuring the safety and health of workers at the region’s commercial, industrial and residential construction worksites.
The alliance will help increase workers’ and employers’ access to information about preventing falls from elevated work surfaces, electrocution, heat illness, struck-by and caught-in or between hazards. The 3-year alliance will also provide outreach and training, share information about OSHA’s enforcement initiatives, regulations and efforts to reduce injuries, illnesses and fatalities. Information will be available in English and Spanish.
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 American working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit https://www.osha.gov.