Standard for multi-employer construction sites approved by ANSI

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) recently announced that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved an updated version of the ANSI/ASSE A10.33-2011 standard, Safety and Health Program Requirements for Multi-Employer Projects.

The standard establishes the minimum elements and activities a program must have in order to define construction employers' duties and responsibilities on a site where multiple employers will be doing the work. It will be used as a minimum safety and health guideline to develop a safe and healthy worksite and the most cost-effective construction.

"This revised standard for multi-employers should reinforce the importance of proper planning, effective execution, and safety on construction and demolition jobsites," said Richard King, Certified Safety Professional and chair of the A10 Committee. "We continue to work to enhance work safety and health on construction sites."

This standard is one in a series created by the A10 Accredited Standards Committee to guide contractors, workers, and equipment manufacturers in the construction and demolition industries.

Construction is considered a high hazard industry and to protect workers at multi-employer worksites from falling from rooftops, unguarded machinery, being struck by heavy construction equipment, and electrocutions, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to provide appropriate safety products, including fall protection, hard hats, safety glasses, and work gloves.

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