Powered by GoogleTranslate
Back to OSHA Strategic Partnership Program (OSPP) Home

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Central Texas Chapter


OSHA and ABC Renew Partnership

OSHA and the Central Texas Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) renewed their partnership on April 13, 2017. The partnership covered 23 construction contractors with more than 3.5 million workers covered in calendar year 2016, and partnering companies found and corrected more than 10,800 hazards during 16,000 self-inspections. Partners meet monthly at the ABC Safety Committee meeting to learn about best practices for construction safety, and hold two public events during the year. One event is a chili cook off, where partners can network outside of the partnership meetings in a friendly competition. The other event is a Safety Rodeo. The construction partners and OSHA conduct a free one day Safety Rodeo annually designed to train workers on fall protection, scaffolds, aerial lifts, and personal protective equipment in small groups in English and Spanish. OSHA assisted with the training and exhibited to distribute information to attendees. At the 2016 Safety Rodeo, 125 workers and 50 students were trained on construction hazards during the one day event, put on by partners, OSHA and volunteers. Construction partners also mentor each other by pairing up and visiting each other’s jobsites to share expertise. As a result of the efforts by all the partners, the combined 2016 DART rate for the partnership was 50% below the BLS rate for 2015.


See Images

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close