If you’re like many contractors, you may see OSHA as an adversary interested in finding fault rather than an ally in your efforts to keep workers safe. But OSHA isn’t only about enforcement and fines. Through the OSHA Strategic Partnership Program, the agency has been working proactively with contractors on construction projects to encourage and assist in efforts to eliminate serious hazards and enhance workplace safety and health practices.

The program started back in 1998 and has been through several iterations. In an OSHA Strategic Partnership (OSP), the agency enters into a written agreement with an employer or group of employers and employee representatives. Other stakeholders may include local or state governments, state Consultation Projects and insurance companies, which may contribute expertise and resources. Click here to continue reading…

 

Credit: Mary Lou Jay | United Rentals

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