| Participants signing the SMACNA/OSHA Alliance are (from left to right) Tom Meighen, SMOHIT trustee and vice president of Stromberg Metal Works Inc., Beltsville, Md.; Mike McCullion, SMACNA director of safety and health; John Henshaw, former OSHA assistant secretary of labor, Tom Soles, SMACNA’s executive director of market sectors. In an effort to foster and create safer and more healthful American workplaces, an Alliance was signed between SMACNA and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This spirit of cooperation involves creating a voluntary cooperative relationship between the two organizations and promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health.
SMACNA’s 2004 President, Mark Watson explained that “it is fitting since our two organizations share a mutual dedication to a safe and healthful work environment, that we emphasize our strengths and determination to promote an accident-free workplace.” Former OSHA Administrator John Henshaw was pleased to join SMACNA in this Alliance and believed that this will “cultivate a long-term relationship focusing on worker safety and health throughout the entire industry.”
This signed OSHA/SMACNA agreement addresses motor vehicle safety, fall protection, and personal protective equipment with an emphasis on cuts and eye injuries. Both organizations are planning to develop information and access to training resources on those issues as well as to provide expertise in communicating that information to member employers and their workers. SMACNA and OSHA will also pursue various opportunities to speak, exhibit or to appear at conferences and events, including SMACNA’s annual convention and chapter meetings.
For more information on SMACNA’s alliance with OSHA please visit the Web site or contact Mike McCullion at firstname.lastname@example.org.