OSHA, National Demolition Association Extend Partnership for Worker Safety

OSHA, National Demolition Association Extend Partnership for Worker Safety

The five-year agreement will focus on industry-specific hazards in the workplace.

OSHA and the National Demolition Association—a nonprofit trade association with nearly 400 member companies globally—have recently renewed an alliance aimed at enhancing the safety and health of workers within the demolition industry.

According to a release dated Jan. 18, the five-year agreement will address industry-specific hazards through the creation of safety and health training resources and seminars. These initiatives will emphasize the deconstruction and selective dismantlement of building components for purposes such as reuse, repurposing, recycling and waste management. 

The alliance will also collaborate with labor organizations, contractors and staffing associations to ensure this information is distributed and accessible in multiple languages and formats. Key topics will include fall and heat illness prevention, recognizing hazardous materials, construction safety and safeguarding temporary workers.

Since the initial agreement in July 2021, the alliance has produced valuable resources, including guidelines for managing predictable hazards during power plant demolition, and recommendations for signage and door hanger use when notifying communities affected by demolition work.

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Robert Yaniz Jr. is the Content Editor of Occupational Health & Safety.

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