September 26, 2023
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OSHA partners with Noble Texas Builders to keep workers safe at collegiate academy construction project in Texas
WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Noble Texas Builders recently formed a strategic partnership to promote worker safety during construction of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley – McAllen Independent School District Collegiate Academy at 801 East Lakeview Drive in McAllen.
The one-year partnership will address falls, struck-by, caught-in/between and electrical hazards. The goal is to prevent work-related fatalities, control and eliminate serious workplace hazards and continue Noble's safety and health program.
The partners will collaborate on several measures to achieve its goal, including promoting employee reporting to address potential safety and health issues. The partners will also host best practice "Lunch and Learn" opportunities, mentor and train subcontractors and their employees, and use OSHA's Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs as a model for an effective program.
"Noble Texas Builders shares OSHA's commitment of ensuring all personnel are trained on how to recognize and prevent hazards during construction," said OSHA Area Director Roosevelt Shavers in Corpus Christi. "This partnership will allow us to forge a cooperative relationship established to protect the workers on this project."
Noble Texas Builders, based in La Feria, Texas, constructs commercial and institutional buildings. The builder received first place in the 2023 National AGC Construction Safety Excellence Award in the Construction Management Division. Noble utilizes innovative measures such as having a bar code on employee badges that links to the site-specific safety policies and procedures. They also have a bar code (red) that sends emergency notifications to employees within seconds.