U.S. Department of Labor and Ohio Craft Brewers Establish Alliance to Promote Workplace Safety in Ohio Breweries
Columbus,OH (WorkersCompensation.com) - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and organizations representing many of Ohio's craft brewers have established a two-year alliance to help improve workplace safety in the industry.
During the alliance , OSHA, Ohio Craft Brewers Association, Brewers Association, Master Brewers Association of the Americas District Midwest, and Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation will develop awareness and education programs on hazards in the brewing, storing, bottling, canning, packaging, handling, and delivery of craft beer. Participants will also share information on OSHA campaigns, including the Safe + Sound Campaign for Safety and Health Programs, and facilitate understanding of the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
Through the Alliance Program, OSHA fosters collaborative relationships with groups committed to worker safety and health, such as trade and professional organizations, unions, consulates, faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, businesses, and educational institutions, to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. Alliance partners help OSHA reach targeted audiences, such as employers and workers in high-hazard industries, and give them better access to workplace safety, and health tools and information.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to help ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education, and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.