June 3, 2015
OSHA forms alliance with Lee Lewis Construction Co. in Lubbock, Texas, to
prevent construction injuries and illnesses
Participants: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Lee Lewis Construction Co. in Lubbock, Texas.
Purpose of the alliance: The goals of the alliance will be achieved through sharing information and guidance, and providing access to training resources to protect employees' safety and health. The alliance will focus on reducing and preventing exposure to fall hazards - the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry - electrical hazards and struck-by and caught-in-between hazards from vehicles, cranes and other machinery. Addressing construction and industrial contractor issues will be a priority.
Alliance Program description: Through its Alliance Program, OSHA works with businesses, trade associations, unions, consulates, professional organizations, faith- and community-based organizations, and educational institutions to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses. The purpose of each alliance is to develop compliance assistance tools and resources and educate workers and employers about their rights and responsibilities.
Duration: Two years
Quote: "We're committed to working together to promote safety and health for construction workers," said Elizabeth Linda Routh, OSHA's area director in Lubbock. "Together, we will take an aggressive and positive approach to place workplace safety and health at the forefront of the employer's construction work every day for more the 1,600 workers of all trades."
Information: For more information on OSHA partnerships and alliances, please call OSHA's toll-free hotline at 800-321-OSHA (6742) or the agency's Lubbock office at 806-472-7681.
Release Number: 15-1125-DAL
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