Through a recently announced alliance, Occupational Safety and Health Administration Region 1 (Boston) officials and the Northeast Concrete Products Association
Through a recently announced alliance, Occupational Safety and Health Administration Region 1 (Boston) officials and the Northeast Concrete Products Association will develop and present training programs to help producers identify and eliminate production hazards. Training will focus especially on preventing hazards associated with falls, electrocution, noise, silica exposure, work in confined spaces, and being struck by or caught in machinery.
Knowledge is the most valuable tool in the workplace, says OSHA New England Regional Administrator Marthe Kent. By providing employees and employers with the knowledge and ability to identify and address hazards before employees get hurt, we hope to reduce injuries and illnesses and their associated costs in human and financial capital.
The alliance also will encourage NCPA members to build relationships with OSHA’s regional and area offices and to participate in the agency’s cooperative programs, including the Voluntary Protection Programs, safety consultation and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program. Taunton, Mass.-based NCPA represents precast producers and closely aligned equipment, material and service providers in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.