OSHA, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy's Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-free Workplace Program (Working Partners) have signed an Alliance with the following organizations:
- American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)
- Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
- International Association of Bridge, Structural Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers (IABSORIW)
- International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers (IAHFIAW)
- International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (IBB)
- International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)
- International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)
- Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA)
- National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA)
- TAUC - The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC)
- Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC & RA)
- United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada (UAJAPPFI)
- United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBCJA)
Known as the Drug Free Workplace Alliance, the agreement recognizes the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer, drug-free and more healthful American workplaces and protect employees' health and safety. Through the Alliance, the organizations will work to provide ARTBA, AGC, IABSORIW, IAHFIAW, IBB, IUOE, IUPAT, LIUNA, NAPA, SC & RA, TAUC, UAJAPPFI and UBCJA, members and the construction industry with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them understand the benefits of drug-free workplace programs and protect employees' health and safety. The Alliance particularly focuses on educating workers on safety and productivity hazards created by the abuse of alcohol and other drugs in the workplace. The goals of the Alliance include:
Training and education
- Work with OSHA, MSHA and Working Partners to provide expertise to develop training and education programs regarding workplace substance abuse and to provide expertise in communicating such information to the construction industry.
Outreach and communication
- Work with OSHA, MSHA and Working Partners to provide expertise in developing information on safety and health issues related to workplace substance abuse and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and the OSHA, MSHA and Working Partners and the IABSORIW, IBB, IUOE and UBCJA Web sites) to the construction industry.
- Educate and inform the IABSORIW, IBB, IUOE and UBCJA members and the construction industry of the availability of OSHA's, MSHA's and Working Partners' electronic assistance tools and resources.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA, MSHA and Working Partners or IABSORIW, IBB, IUOE and UBCJA conferences, local meetings or other events.
- Encourage the participating organizations to include drug-free workplace topics on conference and meeting agendas, as appropriate.
Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health
- Raise others' awareness of and demonstrate a commitment to drug-free workplaces when IABSORIW, IBB, IUOE and UBCJA leaders address groups, as appropriate.