OSHA renewed its alliance for another five years, with NIOSH and Roadway WorkZone Safety and Health Partners. Standing, left to right: Brian Deery, Associated General Contractors; Kevin Canon, Associated General Contractors; King W. Gee, American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials; Dan Glucksman, ISEA; and Daniel K. Shipp, ISEA. Seated, left to right: Scott P. Schneider, Laborer’s Health & Safety Fund of North America; Dr. David Michels, Occupational Safety and Health Administration; Dr. Christine Branche, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health; and Brad Sant, ARTBA.
As a partner, ISEA is pleased to announce that on Dec.17, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration extended its alliance with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners by five years.
“ISEA and its members are committed to the goal of getting every worker home safely, and aligned with the alliance to protect workers in roadway construction work zones from injuries, illnesses and fatalities. Together with alliance member representatives, from employers, labor unions, federal and state agencies, we will work to ensure that those exposed to work zone hazards can return home safely to their families,” said ISEA President, Daniel K. Shipp.
Created in 2007, the alliance has developed case studies on worker fatalities in roadway work zones, produced an Infographic on the causes of the fatalities, and contributed to the development of documents and training courses to prevent falls and other construction safety hazards. The Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners have distributed information on OSHA’s campaigns to prevent falls in construction and reduce the risks of heat illness.
In addition to the ISEA, the Roadway WorkZone Safety and Health Partners includes the National Asphalt Pavement Association; Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA); Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America; LIUNA Training and Education Fund; International Union of Operating Engineers; Associated General Contractors of America; American Road and Transportation Builders Association and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.