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.
Dr. David Michaels (front row, fourth from the left), Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, with the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable meeting attendees including Rob Matuga, Assistant Vice President, NAHB, and Marcus Odorizzi, Safety Specialist, NAHB, at the Department of Labor on July 29, 2010.
(L-R: Sitting) Dr. David Michaels, PhD, MPH, Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA; Robert R. Jones, Chairman of the Board, NAHB, and (L-R: Standing) Deborah Berkowitz, Chief of Staff, USDOL-OSHA; Ray Rhodes, Chairman, Construction Safety & Health Committee, NAHB, at the national Alliance renewal signing on April 19, 2010.
Nations Building News. (2007, February 19). Includes an article, "OSHA Chief Says Builders Are Reaching Out and Saving Lives" which describes former-Assistant Secretary Edwin G. Foulke Jr.'s presentation to the NAHB Executive Board and provides information about the OSHA and NAHB Alliance.
Nations Building News. (2006, November 11). Includes an article, "OSHA Inspectors See Safety Through the Eyes of a Builder" that describes that describes a residential construction training course that was developed through the OSHA and NAHB Alliance.
Nations Building News. (2006. July 3). Includes an article, "NAHB Meets with OSHA Head to Advance Construction Safety" that describes the organization's June 27, 2006 meeting with former-Assistant Secretary Edwin G. Foulke Jr.
Nations Building News. (2006, April 3). Includes an article, "Maryland Alliance Committed to Work Site Safety" that describes the Alliance signed on March 10, 2006 between NAHB's Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association, the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation and the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Nations Building News. (2006, February 6). Includes an article, "OSHA Resources Helping Katrina Recovery Workers" that describes the OSHA Quick Cards and fact sheets available on the OSHA Hurricane Recovery Web page.
Nations Building News. (2006, February 6). Includes an article, "Web Tool Provides Quick Start on OSHA Compliance" that describes the Construction module of the Compliance Assistance Quick Start.
Nations Building News. (2005, December 12). Includes an article, "NAHB Gives OSHA Staff Insights on Home Building" that describes a residential construction training course that was developed through the OSHA and NAHB Alliance.
Nations Building News. (2005, December 5). Includes an article, "Manually Lifted Balloon Framed Walls Present Hazards." The article describes how the OSHA Safety and Health Information Bulletin: Hazards of Manually Lifting Balloon Framed Walls, which was developed through the OSHA and NAHB Alliance, provides a list of safe lifting methods to prevent an accidental collapse of framed walls from occurring.
Nations Building News. (2005, October 24). Includes an article, "Builders Cement Working Alliance With OSHA" that describes the October 18, 2005 renewal signing ceremony and the goals of the renewal agreement.
Connecticut Department of Labor, Division of Occupational Safety and Health and Home Builders Association of Hartford County, Inc.
(L To R) Front Row: Paul Mangiafico, Assistant Area Director, Region I, Hartford, Connecticut Area Office, USDOL-OSHA; C. William Freeman, Area Director, Region I, Hartford, Connecticut Area Office, USDOL-OSHA; Kenneth Boynton, President, Hartford County HBA; Richard Palo, Director, ConnOSHA; and Michael Girard, Safety Committee Chairman, Hartford County HBA.
Standing back row: Anthony Fuschillo, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region I, Hartford, Connecticut Area Office, USDOL-OSHA; Kenneth Tucker, Occupational Safety & Health Manager, ConnOSHA; Kenneth Mastrullo, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region I, Hartford, Connecticut Area Office, USDOL-OSHA; and Chris Nelson, First Vice President, Hartford County HBA.
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