September 10, 2019
U.S. Department of Labor Forms Alliance to Promote Workplace Safety In the Elevator Industry
COLUMBIA, MD – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and key stakeholders in the elevator industry have signed an alliance to protect industry employees and promote workplace safety and health nationwide.
The two-year alliance is a partnership between OSHA’s 10 regions and elevator industry stakeholders. Alliance partners will provide information, guidance and training resources to help reduce and prevent employee exposure to the “Focus Four” hazards – falls, caught-in or between, struck-by and electrocution – and other recognized safety and health hazards during the construction, modernization, maintenance and repair of conveyances within the elevator industry. The alliance will also focus on providing information on employees’ rights and employers’ responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.
The elevator industry stakeholders consist of representatives of the International Union of Elevator Constructors, National Elevator Industry Inc., National Association of Elevator Contractors, Elevator Contractors of America, Elevator Industry Work Preservation Fund and the National Elevator Industry Educational Program.
The OSHA Alliance Program fosters collaborative relationships with groups committed to worker safety and health. Alliance partners help OSHA reach targeted audiences, such as employers and workers in high-hazard industries, giving them better access to workplace safety and health tools and information.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to help ensure these conditions for American working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education, and assistance. For more information, visit https://www.osha.gov.
The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.
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Release Number: 19-1565-PHI (osha 19-53)
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