The Chicagoland AGC implemented an Alliance with OSHA in 2018, as both organizations recognize the value of promoting this collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful workplaces. The shared goal is to protect the health and safety of workers, particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to electrical, fall, struck-by, caught-in-between, silica and ergonomic hazards in construction. This Alliance details many objectives related to training and education, outreach and communication, and raising awareness of OSHA’s rulemaking and enforcement initiatives.
CAGC and OSHA are committed to the following aspects of this Alliance:
- sharing pertinent information about OSHA’s emphasis programs, regulatory agenda, and opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process
- sharing information on occupational safety and health laws and standards, including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employees
- convening Safety Forums, roundtable discussions, and stakeholder meetings to provide training on “focus four” hazards, ergonomic hazards, and other safety-related issues
- encourage worker participation in workplace safety and health efforts
- develop effective training and education programs
- promote awareness of outreach programs and CAGC’s annual Stand for Safety Week