June 22, 2018
U.S. Department of Labor Joins Safety Partnership in Wisconsin
MADISON, WI – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), engineering company AECOM, the Wisconsin Onsite Consultation Program, and the Southern Wisconsin Building and Construction Trades Council have signed a strategic partnership to promote worker safety and health during expansion of the Riverside Energy Center in Beloit.
Contractors and subcontractors will develop safety and health training programs and procedures; identify and present weekly training on common hazards such as falls, trenching and excavation, and silica exposure; and train workers on the proper use of respirators and personal protection equipment.
Through its Strategic Partnership Program, OSHA works with employers, employees, professional and trade associations, labor organizations, and other interested stakeholders to establish specific goals, strategies, and performance measures to improve worker safety and health.
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 https://www.osha.gov/.
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Release Number: 18-900-CHI
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