The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Baton Rouge Area Office and the Louisiana Associated General Contractors have renewed an alliance in which OSHA will provide safety and health information in English and Spanish to construction and general industry workers. The commitment, signed on Oct. 29, is a three-year agreement for material and knowledge access that aims to promote understanding of the workplace safety and health rights and responsibilities of workers and employers, including industrial and construction general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and service firms throughout Louisiana.
Focus continues on reducing and preventing exposure to falls from elevated work surfaces, electrocution, heat illness, exposure to hazardous chemicals, struck-by and caught-in or -between hazards.
"Over the past few years an industrial resurgence has been underway in south Louisiana, and that really emphasizes the importance of working together to make sure workers, who are contributing to the industrial growth, remain safe and healthy in the workplace so they can return home to their families," said Dorinda Folse, OSHA's area director in Baton Rouge. "That's what this alliance is about, a continuing commitment to worker safety and health."