OSHA announces regional construction safety campaigns
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, has launched regional campaigns to raise awareness about the four leading safety hazards in the construction industry. The Focus Four Hazards campaign will serve employers and employees in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.
From March through June, the campaign is designed to educate employers to recognize, evaluate and control electrical, struck-by, fall and caught in/between hazards. Each month, OSHA representatives will participate in “toolbox talk” discussions focused on one of the aforementioned four hazards.
“This campaign is designed to promote and encourage a safe workplace so that employers and employees finish each day without injury,” Richard Mendelson, OSHA Philadelphia-area Regional Administrator, says.
In Pennsylvania, OSHA’s Pittsburgh area office will work with employers in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland counties. The Philadelphia area office will work with employers in Philadelphia, Chester and Delaware counties while the Wilks-Barre, Pennsylvania, area office will work with employers in Bradford, Carbon, Clinton, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne and Wyoming counties.
Additionally, OSHA’s Allentown, Pennsylvania, area office will work with employers in Montgomery, Bucks, Northampton and Lehigh counties while its Erie, Pennsylvania, area office will work with employers in Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Venango and Warren counties. OSHA’s Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, area office will work with employers in Adams, Berks, Centre, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry and York counties.
OSHA’s Baltimore-Washington area office will work with employers throughout the District of Columbia, while the Charleston area office will work with West Virginia employers. The Wilmington area office will work with employers in Delaware.