OSHA Chase Partnership
In 2001, the Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA area offices including Appleton, Eau Claire, Madison and Milwaukee) met to discuss a partnership charter that mutually recognized the importance of providing a safe and healthful work environment in the construction industry in addition to formalizing a long-standing relationship between our two organizations. To advance our mutual goal, we strongly agreed on the need to develop a working relationship that creates mutual trust and respect for the respective roles of each organization in the construction safety process. It was agreed upon that the Construction Health and Safety Excellence (CHASE) partnership agreement developed by the AGC of America would be the basis for our local agreement.
This new Partnership was developed to accomplish the following:
- Reduce, by 3% annually, the number of injuries, illnesses, and fatalities affecting participant employers, with an emphasis on reducing injuries and fatalities resulting from those hazards that are the four leading causes of death on construction sites (falls, struck-by, caught in/between and electrocutions).
- Increase the number of general and specialty contractors who implement effective safety and health programs and provide effective safety and health training for management, supervisors and employees.
- Recognize those contractors with exemplary safety and health programs and effective site-specific safety and health plans.
- Promote open lines of communication between OSHA and the AGC in pursuit of safety.
The following members are currently participating at these respective levels:
C.G. Schmidt, Inc.
Fred Kinateder Masonry, Inc.
Berghammer Construction Corporation
J.P. Cullen & Sons, Inc.
VJS Construction Services
Opus Development Corp.
Gateway Concrete Forming Systems, Inc.
Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.