OSHA signs alliance to protect sheet metal and air conditioning employees

OSHA signs alliance to protect sheet metal and air conditioning employees

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association Kansas City Chapter (SMACNA-KC) recently signed an alliance focused on protecting sheet metal and air conditioning employees from industry-specific hazards.

According to OSHA, the alliance will focus on reducing and preventing exposure to falls, struck-by, caught-in/between, electrocutions, amputations, cuts, lacerations or punctures, lockout/tagout hazards, and machine guarding.

In addition, participants will use injury, illness, and hazard exposure data to identify areas for greater awareness, outreach, and communication to workers and employers.