SUCA-OSHA alliance signing ceremony to be held April 17

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On April 17, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration Tampa Area Office (OSHA) and Suncoast Utility Contractors Association (SUCA) will hold an official signing ceremony to establish an alliance to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces.

OSHA and SUCA are forming an cooperative relationship to provide employers and employees in the construction industry and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety, particularly in the reducing and preventing of exposure to hazards during trenching and excavation procedures, confined space entry and other imminent dangers in the underground utility construction industry.

The alliance participants will also work to increase the understanding of worker’s rights and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).

In developing this alliance, OSHA and SUCA recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

The signing ceremony will be held on April 17 in Riverview, Florida.

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