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In a continued effort to promote safety and health for employees working in the residential construction industry, the Home Builders Association (HBA) of St. Louis & Eastern Missouri and OSHA's St. Louis Area Office and Kansas City Area Office, in conjunction with the Carpenters' Union, renewed their OSHA Strategic Partnership (OSP) on August 21, 2006. The OSP is scheduled to close in August of 2009.
Increased Safety and Health Training Leads to More Attention to Potential Hazards Onsite
Injury and Illness Rates Below National Average - Days Away, Restricted, and
Transferred (DART) Rate, Total Case Incident Rate (TCIR)
As shown above, the OSP's TCIR and DART two-year average rate are 12 percent above and 68 percent below the 2007 Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) national average for residential construction. With a TCIR rate that is only 12 percent above the national average, the OSP participants hopes to attain a TCIR that will be below the national average before the expiration of the OSP.
The OSP's key objective is to reduce the number and severity of injuries,
illnesses, and fatalities affecting participating contractors due to identified
key industry hazards (e.g., falls, struck-by, caught-in or between, and
electrocutions). Partners believe that this key objective will be accomplished
by increasing the number of members/employers who provide safety and health
Origin: Region VII, St. Louis Area Office and Kansas
City Area Office
Partners: Home Builders Association of St. Louis and
Eastern Missouri and Carpenters' District Council