CBIA and OSHA on Aug. 30 renewed an agreement extending for five years an OSHA alliance to provide CBIA members and others with occupational safety information, guidance, and training.

The original agreement was signed Feb. 17, 2017.

CBIA OSHA Alliance
Agreement: Ken Tucker, director, CONN-OSHA; Steve Biasi, area director, Bridgeport Office, U.S. DOL/OSHA; Dale Varney, area director, Hartford Office, U.S. DOL/OSHA; Tony Barillari, vice president, administration and member services, CBIA.

The partnership will continue to emphasize reducing and preventing exposure to falls and struck-by, caught-in-between, and electrical hazards, as well as increasing understanding of worker rights and employer responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

Through the alliance, OSHA, CONN-OSHA, and CBIA will use relevant injury, illness, and hazard exposure data to help identify areas of emphasis for alliance awareness, outreach, and communication activities.

"The partnership will continue to give CBIA members much more direct, ready access to OSHA personnel and resources and help transform what some see as an adversarial relationship into a collaborative working relationship," says Phillip Montgomery, CBIA's director of compensation services and safety.

Team members include representatives of OSHA's Hartford Area Office and Bridgeport Area Office, CONN-OSHA, and other appropriate offices.

OSHA's Alliance Program

Through its Alliance Program, OSHA works with the public to promote safe and secure workplaces and joins with groups committed to worker safety and health—including unions, consulates, trade or professional organizations, faith- and community-based organizations, businesses, and educational institutions—to leverage resources and expertise to help ensure safe and healthy workplaces under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.


For more information about occupational safety and health issues, contact CBIA's Phillip Montgomery (860.244.1982).