June 16, 2023
US Department of Labor, North Florida non-profit initiative align to safeguard agriculture, construction industries' workers
Who: U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Migrants & Minorities Alliance Inc.
What: Safety and health alliance
Background: OSHA and Migrants & Minorities Alliance Inc. are allying to protect agricultural and construction industry workers by reducing and preventing exposure to workplace hazards. The alliance will focus on educating employers and workers on OSHA's Focus Four, which involves education on preventing falls, caught-in, struck-by and electrical hazards.
OSHA's Alliance Program works with groups committed to worker safety and health to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses. These groups include unions, consulates, trade or professional organizations, businesses and more. OSHA and their partners develop compliance assistance tools and resources to share with workers and employers. The program also centers on educating workers and employers about their rights and responsibilities.
Quote: "Our coalition with the Migrants & Minorities Alliance reflects OSHA's shared interest in making sure workers have the best opportunity to return home safely to their families and friends at the end of every workday," said OSHA Area Office Director Scott Tisdale in Jacksonville, Florida. "Relationships with community organizations are essential, especially in reaching vulnerable worker populations."
Release Number: 23-1275-ATL (204)