Alabama Construction Site to Promote Workplace Safety, Health
OSHA has signed a strategic partnership with an Alabama construction company to prevent worker injuries and exposure to hazards.
Brasfield & Gorrie Construction has signed a strategic partership with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in an effort to focus on preventing workplace injuries and exposure to hazards during the construction of the University of Alabama’s Medical West project in McCalla, Alabama.
According to a press release, the partnership will seek to promote workplace safety and health during the construction of a nine-story, 413,988-square-foot hospital, central energy plant, medical office building and a five-story parking deck. Once complete, the facility is expected to include 260 beds on a 26-acre site.
The initiative is said to encourage contractors to develop and implement safety and health programs, and provide safety and health training to employees, employers and supervisors. Training is said to be focused on personal protective equipment, heat illness prevention, hazards related to falls, struck-by and caught-in objects, electrical equipment and work practices, fire protection and prevention, safe use of hand and power tools and silica and noice exposure.
“Public-private sector partnerships focused on worker safety and health training at all levels are a proven method to enhance worker safety during major construction projects,” said OSHA Area Office Director Ramona Morris in Birmingham, Alabama in a press release. “Partnerships like these make a significant difference in ensuring workers finish their day’s work safely.”