New OSHA alliance aims to improve worker safety in the Colorado construction industry

New OSHA alliance aims to improve worker safety in the Colorado construction industry

An alliance signed between OSHA and the Western Colorado Contractors Association (WCCA) aims to provide the western Colorado’s construction industry with information, guidance, and access to training resources.
The two-year agreement will focus on-
• struck-by, falls,
• caught-in-between,
• and electrical hazards in the construction industry.

The alliance provides a forum for industry employers, contractors, and employees to meet occasionally to discuss best practices to prevent injuries and illnesses.

“Falls continue to be the leading cause of serious and fatal injuries in the construction industry,” said OSHA’s Area Director Herb Gibson, in Denver. “This alliance enables us to combine our resources and increase access to education and training programs on hazards in construction work.”