News | January 10, 2020

U.S. Department Of Labor Forms Alliance With Boise School District To Promote Workplace Safety And Health

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has signed a two-year alliance with the Boise School District in Idaho to teach good workplace safety and health practices to young and vulnerable employees who are entering the workforce.

The new alliance between OSHA’s Area Office in Boise and the school district’s Dennis Technical Education Center will introduce youth to OSHA, and provide training on employee rights and employer responsibilities; construction hazards, such as falls, caught-in or -between, struck-by, and electrocutions; and youth employment issues related to safety and health.

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 OSH 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 America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance.

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

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Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)