OSHA Creates a Partnership with Obrascón Huarte Lain North America to Promote Workplace Safety

OSHA Creates a Partnership with Obrascón Huarte Lain North America to Promote Workplace Safety

OHL North America, OSHA as well as the University of South Florida strive for safety on the South Corridor Rapid Transit project.

OSHA and Obrascón Huarte Lain North America are collaborating to promote worker safety and health at the South Corridor Rapid Transit project, a 20-mile stretch busway. The University of South Florida On-Site Safety and Health Consultation program is joining the effort. The partnership focuses on hazards related to falls, struck-by, electrical, hand and power tools, heat illness and exposure to crystalline silica and noise, according to a press release. The partners will also encourage contractors to develop safety and health programs and provide training to employees.

“Working together, we look forward to ensuring the safety and health of the project’s workers so that they can return home uninjured to their families,” said OSHA Area Director Condell Eastmond in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The South Corridor Rapid Transit project will include bus transit stations and a park-and-ride garage. The press release says it is one of six mobility plans in the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit campaigns. Once the project is complete, the transit will connect five of South Florida’s fastest-growing cities.

OHL North America is the North American division of Obrascón Huarte Lain, one of the world’s largest international construction companies. OSHA’s Strategic Partnership Program is designed to work with professional and trade associations, employees, employers and labor organizations to set specific goals and performance measures to improve health and safety.

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Shereen Hashem is the Associate Content Editor for Occupational Health & Safety magazine.

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