OSHA Partnership

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION and
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS, CENTRAL TEXAS CHAPTER

 

Associated Builders and Contractors, Central Texas Chapter entered a Strategic Partnership with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Austin Area Office. The overall goal of the partnership is to create a relationship that focuses on preventing fatalities, controlling or eliminating serious hazards and improving the safety management system.

The impact this Partnership will have will be invaluable for the Austin Metro and surrounding areas as this Partnership will also strive to reduce injury/illness rates, insurance costs and compensation claims through increasing communication with OSHA and the construction community. Our current Partners greatly benefit from the Partnership in the following areas:

·        Safer Job Sites

·        Lower Accident Risk

·        Lower Workers Comp Modifier

·        Lower TRIR

·       Random Inspection Avoidance

 

Relationship Building with OSHA: Partnering with OSHA builds a trusting relationship. Being part of this partnership with OSHA changes views from both perspectives. Companies build a relationship where trust and open dialect is communicated. This will allow you to have face to face interaction with your company represented, and with OSHA representatives; Owners will establish relationships with OSHA area directors. OSHA recognizes owners and contractors that have a good safety program and are committed to ZERO accidents. Be a part of an elite group and be recognized.

Company Accountability: Being a partner with OSHA will heighten your safety program. Project managers and Superintendents along with front line supervisors will have a personal self-awareness to improve and will raise their personal safety standards to an elevated level above their competitors. You will be recognized as a leader in safety.

Company Commitment to Safety: Safety begins at the top, and having the CEO or President sign this agreement along with the OSHA directors is a message from the top driven down to the work force stating safety is a number one priority. Your company will become part of a group of elite companies changing the safety culture of the work force.

Company Recognition: Being a partner with OSHA is a marketing tool in the workplace. Having an OSHA banner displayed on the project is a highly recognized safety accomplishment. Owners, clients, and representatives recognize this relationship and value the safety aspect.

Culture & Behavior: OSHA partnerships raise the awareness of all workers on a project. Partnership projects raise the safety awareness of supervision and safety becomes more personal to the workforce. All contractors working on partnership projects seem to get more involved in the safety of the work site. Safety behavior is impacted and the safety culture of the workforce changes to a safer culture.

Current and Statistical Safety Information: OSHA partners meet monthly to discuss up to date lesson learned, best practices, along with cutting edge safety technology to better improve safety on our sites. OSHA’s representatives also bring the latest statistical information in and around Central Texas. They offer training for sites and discuss anything new coming down the pipeline that contractors need to prepare for, such as training, or new laws that could go into effect. Don’t miss out on a wealth of information you can only receive by being an OSHA Partner.

Steps To Become A Partner

  • Be an ABC Member
  • Complete STEP Application
  • Submit OSHA 300A
  • Submit Jobs In Progress
  • No Serious OSHA Violations

 

Associated Builders and Contractors Central Texas Chapter OSHA Partners

Airco Mechanical
Austin Sales and Scaffold
Baker Triangle
BCS Concrete
Beckett Electrical
Biggs Plumbing 
DPR Construction
EBCO General Contractor
FL Crane & Sons 
Flintco
Harvey-Cleary Builders
Intertech Flooring
Lasco Acoustical
Lee Lewis Construction
Slater Painting Company
TDIndustries
White Construction
Zapalac Reed Construction


ABC Central Texas OSHA Annual Partnership Evaluation 


As part of the ABC–Central Texas Chapter’s partnership with the Department of Labor (DOL), the members of the OSHA Partnership submit periodic reports to our regional DOL representative.  In turn, the data is collected, evaluated and reported to the national office annually.  In short, DOL reported the following:


Click Here to View the 2018 ABC Central Texas OSHA Annual Partnership Evaluation