Government regulators and the private sector working together to develop best practices for making the workplace safer. What a concept. And it’s not new.
That’s the intention behind today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Labor that it has renewed the alliance between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the American Society of Safety Engineers.
“The renewed Alliance will continue to address non-English or limited English-speaking workers, motor vehicle safety, and awareness of workplace safety and health for public sector employees,” said DOL’s announcement.
The Alliance will also promote the annual North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, which will be held May 6-12. The theme for 2012 NAOSH Week is “Safety, What Every Business Needs.”
ASSE, founded in 1911, represents more than 34,000 safety, health and environmental practitioners worldwide who are committed to protecting people, property and the environment. ASSE members are involved in safety engineering, design, standards development, management and education in nearly every industry, governmental agency, labor and institutions of higher education.