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

renewed an alliance with the Louisiana Associated General Contractors. This alliance will renew

a commitment to material and knowledge access to promote understanding of workplace safety

and health rights and responsibilities of employees and employers. This alliance focuses on

industrial and construction general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and service firms. This

focus is specifically on employers and employees in the state of Louisiana and will emphasize

reducing and preventing fall hazards, electrocution, exposure to hazardous chemicals, heat

illness, struck-by, and caught-in or -between hazards.

“Over the past few years an industrial resurgence has been underway in south Louisiana, and that

really emphasizes the importance of working together to make sure workers, who are

contributing to the industrial growth, remain safe and healthy in the workplace so they can return

home to their families,” said Dorinda Folse, OSHA’s area director in Baton Rouge. “That’s what

this alliance is about; continuing commitment to worker safety and health.”

If you are in the construction industry in the state of Louisiana, it is important you ensure your

occupational safety and health policies and procedures are up to date. If you are unsure or if you

think you need to update the policies and procedures, it is important to take care of that

immediately. And if you think you need assistance in this effort, contact a third party

occupational safety and health auditing firm to assist you.

If you have any questions about how this alliance could impact your business or about how to

update your occupational safety and health policies and procedures, please contact us. If you

have anything to add about the impact of this alliance, please leave a comment.