On Feb. 17, CBIA and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration signed a two-year agreement forming an alliance to provide CBIA members and others with occupational safety information, guidance, and training.
The new partnership will 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 and CBIA will use relevant injury, illness, and hazard exposure data to help identify areas of emphasis for awareness, outreach, and communication activities.
“This new partnership will 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 will include representatives of OSHA’s Hartford Area Office and Bridgeport Area Office, CONN-OSHA, and other appropriate offices.
For information about occupational safety and health issues, contact CBIA’s Phillip Montgomery (860.244.1982).