OSHA, American Society of Safety Engineers renew alliance
OSHA and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) recently renewed their alliance—a five-year agreement during which both parties will work to address construction safety, temporary workers and hazards within general industry.
“Since our alliance began more than a decade ago, the ASSE has been a champion partner of the agency, communicating OSHA information to its members and supporting our national initiatives like the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction,” said David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for OSHA. “We look forward to building on this collaboration and will continue to work closely to help ensure the safety and health of all workers, including those who are most vulnerable.”
According to OSHA, the alliance will work to provide members and others with guidance and training resources on protecting worker safety and health, and understanding workers’ rights and employers’ responsibilities under the OSH Act.
Founded in 1911, ASSE is considered the oldest occupational safety professional society with a worldwide membership of more than 36,000.