An alliance between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) was renewed recently for
An alliance between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) was renewed recently for an additional two years, following a successful 2004 debut. The renewal calls for OSHA and MCAA to encourage employers, including small businesses, to increase employee access to safety and health information and training resources, especially with respect to reducing and preventing exposure to hazards associated with masonry wall bracing, scaffolding, silica and forklift operations.
We have already seen a large number of OSHA, state planning, and on-site consultation representatives receive instruction on masonry industry safety practices Û due to a joint seminar born from this alliance, observes OSHA Administrator Ed Foulke.
Adds MCAA Executive Director Michael Adelizzi, the alliance has been instrumental in assisting our efforts toward educational outreach to mason contractors. As our industry remains committed to ensuring the safety of nearly 300,000 workers, we believe the alliance will only play a more important role.