OSHA, CSDA Renew Alliance
The Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have renewed their alliance to further the safety and health of construction workers in the sawing and drilling industry.
Through the OSHA and CSDA Alliance, the organizations will work together to provide the association's members and other sawing and drilling operators with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety. OSHA and CSDA will focus on addressing workplace issues such as electrical safety, hearing protection, and ladder and scaffold safety. The Alliance's goals include:
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA’s and the CSDA’s Web sites) to employers and employees in the construction industry.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding CSDA’s best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by CSDA and through OSHA- or CSDA-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
- Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on construction-related issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
About the Author
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to assure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.