OSHA Renews Partnership with AMEC Americas

April 21, 2005

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and AMEC Americas have renewed their partnership that encourages construction employers to improve their safety and health performance and eliminate the most common workplace hazards affecting the construction industry.

“We welcome the opportunity to continue our partnership with AMEC and build upon our efforts to improve worksite safety and health for construction workers,” said Jonathan Snare, acting assistant secretary of Labor for OSHA. “We will continue to work toward our objective of significantly reducing occupational-related fatalities, injuries and illnesses in the construction industry.”

The partnership stresses the implementation of enhanced safety and health management systems and increased employee training. The partnership also underscores the importance of employee involvement in the daily implementation of work site safety and health.

OSHA and AMEC Americas will work together to accomplish the following key goals:

* Reduce workforce injuries at each participating work site to 30 percent below the national construction industry rate;
* Expand awareness of the value of effective safety and health management systems;
* Support and encourage subcontractors toward greater participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs; and
* Convey safety and health best practices and injury/illness reduction lessons learned at participating worksites.

OSHA and AMEC will continue to work together to identify programmatic needs at specific sites and provide technical assistance to correct identified workplace hazards. In addition to participating in AMEC training sessions and meetings whenever possible, OSHA will provide access to various training resources including those available through OSHA Training Institute courses.

AMEC provides design, project delivery and maintenance support to clients in the oil and gas, transportation, industrial and infrastructure sectors. AMEC has previously entered into local OSHA partnerships with the city of Chicago, as well as site-specific construction projects in New York City.

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