U.S. Department of Labor and Buckeye STEPS Renew Alliance to Improve Workplace Safety in Ohio Oil and Gas Industry
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Buckeye Service, Transmission, Exploration, and Production Safety Network (STEPS) have renewed an alliance to address safety and health hazards, and help improve workplace safety in Ohio’s oil and gas industry.
The three-year alliance will develop effective awareness and education programs for Buckeye STEPS’ members on hazards such as heat stress, vehicle operations, air contaminants, chemical exposures, falls, electrical, and caught-by and struck-by hazards. Participants will also share information on OSHA campaigns, including the Safe + Sound Campaign for Safety and Health Programs.
“Workplaces are safer when everyone works together to recognize hazards and follow safety protocols,” said Larry Johnson, OSHA Columbus Area Office Director. “Our alliance with Buckeye STEPS allows us to share best practices, educate employers and employees, and ensure safety is a priority on the job.”
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