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Feb. 5, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor and Southern Illinois Joint Apprenticeship
Program Partner to Protect Construction Employees

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Southern Illinois Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program (CJAP) have signed an alliance to provide members of the St. Louis – Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council (CRC) with training and resources to prevent common construction injuries.

The two-year alliance will focus on preventing exposures to electrical, fall, struck-by, caught-in-between, fire, explosion, lockout/tagout, and confined spaces hazards at all CRC signatory job sites throughout southern Illinois. Participants will also share information on OSHA campaigns, including the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction and the Safe + Sound Campaign for Safety and Health Programs.

“Workplaces are safer when everyone works together to recognize hazards and follow safety protocols,” said OSHA Fairview Heights Area Office Director Aaron Priddy. “This alliance will allow us to share best practices, educate employers and employees, and ensure that safety is a priority on the job.”

Through the Alliance Program, OSHA works with groups committed to worker safety and health to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. Visit the Alliance Program page for more 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 ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education, and assistance. For more information, visit


Scott Allen, 312-353-4727,
Rhonda Burke, 312-353-6976,

Release Number: 18-123-CHI

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