OSHA and the Builders Association have formed an alliance to improve health and safety on Illinois construction sites. The two organizations will focus on sharing information on OSHA’s emphasis programs and occupational safety and health laws and standards, including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers.
"This alliance is an opportunity for OSHA and the Builders Association to work together to train employers and workers about the unique hazards of the construction industry," said Diane Turek, OSHA's area director for the Chicago North Office in Des Plaines, Ill. "Our focus is to continue to improve the safety and health of workers on Illinois construction sites."
OSHA and the Builders Association will provide information and guidance to employers and workers, and develop training and education programs to reduce injuries and improve overall safety and health, promote understanding of workers' rights and deliver training programs quarterly on common hazards in the construction industry. Additionally, the alliance will provide a forum for OSHA personnel to appear and speak at events sponsored by the Builders Association.