Feb. 5, 2016
The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Little Rock Area Office and the Arkansas Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America renewed a strategic partnership Feb. 4. (From Left to right) Thomas Dickinson, AGC vice president and treasurer; Carlos Reynolds, OSHA's Little Rock Area Office director; Joe Morgan, AGC safety director; William Fletcher, AGC president; and Lance Wright, AGC field representative.)
OSHA renews partnership with Arkansas Chapter
of the Associated General Contractors of America Inc.
Participants: The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Little Rock Area Office and the Arkansas Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America, a national trade association for the construction industry with approximately 200 member companies in Arkansas.
Alliance description: The strategic partnership renewed on Feb. 4 commits both parties to increase access to material and knowledge that aims to promote understanding of the workplace safety and health rights and responsibilities of workers and employers. The partnership will cover safety and health issues such as falls from elevated work surfaces, electrocution, heat illness, exposure to hazardous chemicals, struck-by and caught-in or -between hazards. Safety and health information will be provided in English and Spanish languages to construction and general industry workers with a focus on the construction industry.
Duration: The partnership is for a three-year term.
Quote: "The strategic partnership between OSHA and 200 member companies in Arkansas' construction industry shows a shared commitment to provide a safe work environment by improving participating contractor's safety and health management systems, and increasing safety awareness through outreach and training," said Carlos Reynolds, OSHA's area director in Little Rock.
Information: Through its Strategic Partnership Programs, OSHA aligns with employers, workers, professional and trade associations, labor organizations and other interested stakeholders to establish specific goals, strategies and performance measures to improve worker safety and health. Employers and employees with questions about this and other OSHA cooperative programs are invited to call OSHA's Little Rock Area Office at 501-224-1841.
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Release Number: 16-183-DAL
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