OSHA and the Safety Council of Northwest Ohio have renewed their alliance to provide information, guidance and access to training resources for council members.
Under the two-year agreement, OSHA and SCNWO will continue to implement safety and health improvements by:
• Developing effective training programs for local industry on topics such as transportation and traffic accident reduction, fall prevention as well as amputation, fall and combustible dust hazards.
• Providing safety seminars and talks.
• Encouraging worker participation in employer safety and health programs.
• Sharing information on occupational safety and health laws
• Educating temporary workers about their rights and job hazards.
The two organizations will work together to promote a culture of worker safety and health within OSHA while promoting awareness of the agency’s rulemakings, enforcement initiatives and safety campaigns, including an understanding of workers’ rights and employer responsibilities. The partners will also speak, exhibit and appear at OSHA or SCNWO conferences.
“In collaboration with the SCNWO, we at OSHA can help private industry, governmental bodies and small business employers train and protect their employees from preventable workplace injuries,” said Joseph Margetiak, OSHA’s acting area director in Toledo. “Our alliance allows to us to work together to foster education and provide training and resources to more than 1,700 members of the SCNWO and also provides a conduit for us to reach the growing Hispanic workforce in the Northwest Ohio through trusted resources and by providing materials in Spanish regarding their rights as workers.”