OSHA partners with carpentry group to launch safety program

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OSHA partners with carpentry group to launch safety program
The US Department of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is partnering with a carpenter group to launch a safety program.

OSHA is collaborating with the Southern Illinois Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program (CJAP) to provide members of the St. Louis – Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council (CRC) with safety training and resources – all to reduce common construction injuries.

Electrical Construction & Maintenance Magazine reported that the two-year alliance will focus on averting exposures to electrical, fall, struck-by, caught-in-between, fire, explosion, lockout/tagout, and confined spaces hazards at all CRC signatory job sites across southern Illinois.

Participants in the program will also share information on other OSHA campaigns, such as the “National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction” and the “Safe + Sound Campaign for Safety and Health” programs.

“Workplaces are safer when everyone works together to recognize hazards and follow safety protocols,” commented OSHA Fairview Heights area office director Aaron Priddy. “This alliance will allow us to share best practices, educate employers and employees, and ensure that safety is a priority on the job.”


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