The United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has

renewed its alliance with the American Society of Safety Engineers. This is a five year

agreement designed to address construction safety, temporary worker safety, and hazards within

the general construction industry.

“Since our alliance began more than a decade ago, the ASSE has been a champion partner of the

agency, communicating OSHA information to its members and supporting our national

initiatives like the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction,” said Assistant

Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels. “We look forward to

building on this collaboration and will continue to work closely to help ensure the safety and

health of all workers, including those who are most vulnerable.”

OSHA and ASSE plant to provide guidance and training resources on protecting worker saftery

and health, while also focusing on understanding the rights of workers and the responsibilities of

employers. This partnership specifically focuses on temporary workers and construction safety,

so if you are in the construction industry or utilize temporary workers, it is important to review

the documentation and materials which come out of this partnership; OSHA will be targeting

these industries for additional inspections.

If you have any questions about how this partnership might impact your business or about

updating your current occupational safety and health policies and procedures, please contact us.

If you have anything to add about this partnership or the importance of updated occupational

safety and health policies and procedures, please leave a comment.