Highway Workers Protected by the Partnering of AGC, OSHA, and NIOSH
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health(NIOSH) have signed and alliance, entering into a collaborative relationship to protect workers in highway work zones. It’s all part of the Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners.
They see their workers as always being a priority and believe the alliance will reinforce their commitment to the safety of men and women who work to improve the nation’s highway infrastructure.
The partners will work to provide the alliance program participants and other government and non-government organizations with information, as well as guidance and training resources that will help protect employees from general health and safety hazards. The programs is all about reducing and preventing work zone health and safety hazards.
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The following goals are what the partners will work together to achieve:
• Provide expert advice and know how to develop training and education programs on work zone safety and health issues targeted to Spanish-speaking and other high-risk or vulnerable “hard-to-reach” highway construction workers;
• Provide expert advice and know how to develop specific workplace safety and health curricula on roadway work zone safety and health hazards;
• Provide expert advice and know how to develop and get out information through print and electronic media, outreach through alliance partners’ conferences, local meetings or other events;
• Develop and make available case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health and publicize results; and
• Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on work zone safety and health issues to help forge new and unique solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. The partners include the Associated General Contractors of America, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, the National Asphalt Pavement Association, the Laborers International Union of North America and the International Union of Operating Engineers.