Occupational Safety & Health Administration

OSHA, APCA Renew Safety Alliance for Pipeline Industry

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today renewed its Alliance with the American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) to continue working together to protect workers from serious job hazards during equipment operation, trenching and excavation, and hydrostatic testing.

"As OSHA continues its Alliance with the American Pipeline Contractors Association, one of our goals is to ensure that appropriate precautions are taken to protect workers during pipeline construction for the oil and gas industry," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health David Michaels. "We value APCA's collaborative efforts to change the culture of pipeline industry workplaces so that employers and workers cooperate with a focus on prevention."

During the two-year agreement, the Alliance will share information on occupational safety and health standards, worker rights and employer responsibilities through forums, exhibits and stakeholder meetings. The Alliance will also focus on issues related to small businesses, distracted driving, and non-English and limited-English-speaking workers.

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