News | May 15, 2019

U.S. Department Of Labor Enters Partnership To Promote Safety During Construction Of Commercial Building Project In Hudson, Wisconsin

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Market & Johnson have signed a strategic partnership to promote worker safety and health during the demolition, remodeling, and construction of Phillips-Medisize’s 210,000 square-foot commercial building project in Hudson, Wisconsin.

The partners will focus on falls, electrical safety, silica exposure, and safe practices for steel erectors and aerial boom lifts. The partners will also conduct daily audits and weekly trainings to exchange information on hazards identified and best practices, and promote worker participation in safety and health programs.

Other organizations participating in the partnership include the Wisconsin On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 14; International Union of Elevator Constructors, Local 9; Laborer’s Local Union No. 268; Carpenter’s Locals 1074 & 322; Sprinkler Fitters, Local 668; Cement Masons, Local 599; and Bricklayers and Cement Finishers, Local 19.

Through the Strategic Partnership Program, OSHA 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.

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/.

SOURCE: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)