The U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Monday announced its renewal of a three-year alliance with T&T Staff Management Inc. to provide construction and general industry workers and companies with whom T&T works with information about workplace hazards and resources that promote workers’ rights and safe, healthful workplaces.
The alliance will continue its focus on fall prevention, electrocution, heat illnesses, hazardous chemical exposure, struck-by and caught-in or between hazards. It will also provide outreach and training, and inform workers and employers about safety enforcement initiatives, regulations and other efforts to reduce injuries, illnesses and fatalities.
Officials add that iInformation will be available in English and Spanish.
Since 2004, OSHA’s El Paso Area Office has been working collaboratively through its Alliance Program with T&T Staff Management, which provides consulting on human resources management and compliance with federal, state and local regulations governing the workplace.
“By renewing this successful alliance, OSHA and T&T Staff Management are helping to prevent injuries and illnesses, and ensure employers and workers are aware of the hazards that exist and the importance of hazard prevention,” said OSHA Area Director Diego Alvarado in El Paso, Texas.
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 help ensure these conditions for America’s workers by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance.