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OSHA and Ironworkers Partner to Provide Outreach and Protect Construction Employees on Jobsites

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January 3rd 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has signed an alliance to promote employee safety and health with the North Central States District Council of Ironworkers, the Ironworkers District Council of St. Louis and Vicinity, and Iowa OSHA.

The two-year, region-wide alliance will focus on reducing electrical, fall, struck-by, crushing and welding hazards, as well as the additional hazards associated with steel erection. Participants will also share information on OSHA campaigns, including the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, and the Safe + Sound Campaign for Safety and Health Programs.

“Workplace safety is achieved when everyone works together to recognize hazards and follow safety protocols and procedures,” said OSHA Regional Administrator Kimberly Stille. “We look forward to sharing best practices, educating employers and employees, and ensuring that safety is not compromised on the job.”

Through the Alliance Program, OSHA works with groups committed to worker safety and health to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. Learn more about the program.

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