The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced it had renewed its partnership with ABC’s Central Texas Chapter and promoted the partnership as a success story. In an article posted to its website
, OSHA highlighted a number of collaborative programs between ABC and OSHA that led to a significant safety achievement: The 2016 combined Days Away, Restricted or Transferred (DART) rate for participating contractors was 50 percent below the 2015 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) average.
ABC Central Texas and OSHA began their partnership, which covered ABC members that employed more than 3.5 million workers in 2016, in 2011. The partnership promotes mentorship by pairing contractors who visit each other’s jobsites and share expertise. OSHA officials also attend the ABC Safety Committee’s monthly meetings, where both parties share industry best practices. ABC and OSHA hold two public events, a chili cook-off for casual networking and a one-day Safety Rodeo, which includes safety training to small groups in English and Spanish.
To learn more about ABC safety resources, including ABC’s contractor-designed roadmap to world-class safety—the Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP)—visit abc.org/step
For more information regarding ABC Central Texas’ partnership with OSHA, contact Chapter President Tracey Evers