OSHA, National Safety Council renew worker injury prevention alliance
Falls are the top cause of fatalities on construction sites, according to OSHA.
OSHA has renewed its Alliance with the National Safety Council to continue enhancing worker safety and health by addressing construction hazards, injury and illness prevention programs and motor vehicle safety.
“Our continued alliance with NSC will focus on, among other things, preventing worker injuries and fatalities from falls in construction,” said OSHA administrator David Michaels. “Falls cause more fatalities than any other hazard in the construction industry. We look forward to collaborating with the NSC to educate and train employers and workers on preventing job hazards.”
During the two-year agreement, the Alliance will develop fact sheets on the benefits of employers establishing an injury and illness prevention program, hazard identification and control topics that should be included in worker training, fall prevention and best practices for reporting near misses. The Alliance will also develop a case study on preventing falls from heights in construction, focusing on the causes of fall protection failures and how employers can assure an effective and reliable fall prevention program.
NSC is a non-profit, public service organization, founded in 1913, that offers training, educational programs and materials, consulting and advocacy on various safety and health topics. The organization represents 14,000 employers and more than six million workers employed by NSC members.
Through its Alliance Program, OSHA works with unions, consulates, trade and professional organizations, faith- and community-based organizations, businesses and educational institutions to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov/dcsp/alliances/index.html.
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