Extending a decade long partnership, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the American Red Cross will continue to work together to further decrease the chance for workplace injury as well as safeguard workers from any exposures that could be life-threatening.
The partnership has been extended another five years, and the two organizations will shift their attention toward “providing workers and with information and training resources on emergency preparedness, disease prevention education and first aid,” said an OSHA Trade news release.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels stated that OSHA looks forward to the continued alliance so that workers can continue to have the resources that will keep them safe and healthy while on the job.
What has the American Red Cross done thus far for OSHA?
In addition to distributing information on updates to OSHA’s injury reporting requirements, the Red Cross hosted a webinar on blood-borne pathogens and prevention of disease transmission in the workplace. These, among other advancements, show both organizations’ commitment to creating a safer work environment and a more prepared workforce.
“Knowing the correct steps to take in those critical first moments of an emergency can mean the difference between life and death,” said Dominick Tolli, Vice President, Preparedness and Health and Safety Services at the Red Cross.
Both the American Red Cross and The Occupational Safety and Health Administration are using their platforms to stand as an example for other organizations for the proper education and protection of our workers.