Keystone State, OSHA Enter Safety Alliance

It’s good to see the federal government and the states working together to make workplaces safer. Here’s the latest example.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has signed a two-year alliance with the Pennsylvania OSHA Consultation Program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to provide employers and employees with information, guidance and access to training resources to promote safe and healthful workplaces.

The new alliance between OSHA’s Pennsylvania area offices in Allentown, Harrisburg and Philadelphia, and the two partners, will focus on promoting safety and health training, workplace safety and an understanding of employees’ rights and employers’ responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).

The OSHA Alliance Program fosters collaborative relationships with groups committed to worker safety and health. Alliance partners help OSHA reach targeted audiences, such as employers and workers in high-hazard industries, giving them better access to workplace safety and health tools and information.

Under the OSH Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to help ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education, and assistance. For more information, visit https://www.osha.gov.

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