Source: US Department of Labor
BILLINGS, MT – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has renewed separate alliances with the Montana Contractors Association (MCA) and Montana Contractors Compensation Fund (MCCF) to address safety and health hazards at worksites throughout the state.
The renewals continue multi-year alliances, and will focus on enforcement, regulatory and outreach initiatives to reduce construction industry hazards, including silica exposure, falls, trench collapses, scaffolding, electric shock and arc flashes, and repetitive motion injuries.
“After many successful years, OSHA looks forward to continuing efforts with the Montana Contractors Association and the Montana Contractors Compensation Fund to identify best practices that ensure the safety and health of Montanans working in construction,” said OSHA Billings Area Office Director Art Hazen.
The OSHA Alliance Program fosters collaborative relationships with groups committed to worker safety and health. Alliance partners help OSHA reach targeted audiences, such as employers and workers in high-hazard industries, giving them better access to workplace safety and health tools and information.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit https://www.osha.gov.
The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.