The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has signed a 2-year contract last July 21, 2018, that seals their formal alliance agreement to prevent life-causing threats brought by workplace accidents, and improve worker safety. They have both agreed to various goals, which include the improvement of awareness by providing pieces of training and programs to construction workers and supervisors to ensure that they will do the necessary precautions through proper selection, use, and maintenance of personal protective equipment (PPE).
The websites of the two agencies will also be updated to provide the necessary links that will help the users find the necessary supporting documents that discuss the proper usage of the PPE. They also agreed to join events and conferences to promote various safety and health programs for the workers in the construction industry in the US. They are also expected to monitor the latest equipment that is continuously gracing the market and come up with a plan or a recommendation on the proper use of PPE to thoroughly control and decrease chances of workplace accidents.
Based on the Alliance that was signed by John Henshaw (Assistant Secretary of OSHA) and Daniel K. Shipp (President of ISEA), “An implementation team made up of representatives of OSHA and the ISEA will meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants. In addition, they will meet at least quarterly to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. Team members will include representatives of OSHA’s Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs and any other appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage State Plan States’ and OSHA Consultation Projects’ participation on the team.”
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created by the Congress to assure the safety and protection of the workers in the United States by planning and implementing standards through programs, conferences, outreach, and education.
International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) is the association for personal protective equipment and technologies that allow people to work in a hazardous environment. It is a recognized leader in the development of safety equipment standards worldwide.
To improve worker safety is a difficult task sometime, but it can be done.