The OSHA and NAHB Alliance focuses on providing NAHB members and others in the residential construction industry, including non-English and limited English speaking workers and trade contractors, with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers. Through the Alliance, the organizations will continue to address fall, electrical, struck-by, and caught in/between safety hazards. The Alliance's goals include:
Training and education
- Provide expertise to develop training and education programs for the residential construction industry, including non-English and limited English speaking employees and trade contractors, regarding fall, electrical, struck-by and caught in/between safety hazards, and to provide expertise in communicating such information, in English, Spanish and/or other languages, to employers and workers in the industry.
Outreach and communication
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding NAHB's best practices and effective approaches, and publicize results through outreach by NAHB and through OSHA- or NAHB-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
- Encourage NAHB's state and local associations and members to build relationships with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues, including fall, electrical, struck-by and caught in/between hazards.
Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health
- Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on fall, electrical, struck-by and caught in/between hazards in the residential construction industry to discuss safety and health issues and to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.