Who: U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration
St. Louis Area Office and Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council Apprentice and Training Program-St. Louis Campus
What: Workplace safety and health alliance
Background: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council Apprentice and Training Center Program-St. Louis Campus signed an alliance, June 14, 2023, to provide valuable safety training to apprentices, members, industry professionals, and OSHA in recognition and prevention of workplace hazards in the residential, commercial and industrial construction sectors.
The two-year alliance will focus on reducing and preventing exposure to a variety of construction safety and health hazards through the development and delivery of training and education programs by the council.
Training will focus on the construction industry’s deadly four hazards: falls, electrical, struck-by and caught-in-between and heat illness prevention, among other topics. Participants will also share information on OSHA campaigns, including the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, Heat Illness Prevention, Preventing Suicides in Construction, and the Safe + Sound Campaign to encourage every workplace to have a safety and health program.
The OSHA Alliance Program enables organizations to enter voluntarily into a cooperative relationship to raise awareness of OSHA’s initiatives, outreach, communications, training and education.
Quote: “Working together to recognize hazards and follow industry best practice safety protocols results in safer worksites,” said OSHA St. Louis Area Office Director Bill McDonald. “Aligning with the Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council Apprentice and Training Center Program gives us an excellent opportunity to help employers and workers identify and eliminate the most common and dangerous hazards construction industry workers face.”
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