Portland, ME – The MEMIC Group, specialists in workplace safety, will join a collaborative alliance founded to foster health and safety practices and programs that improve Maine workplaces.
MEMIC was invited by the Construction Safety Alliance of Maine (CSAM) to join the alliance – one of more than 200 such industry-specific U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration programs nationally. Alliance members include OSHA’s Augusta and Bangor district offices, and the Maine Department of Labor On-Site Consultation Program known as SafetyWorks!
The groups “recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safety and health practices and programs to improve American workplaces,” according to a news release from OSHA.
The alliance will provide members and the public with information, guidance, and access to training resources that help protect workers by reducing and preventing their exposure to construction workplace hazards. Its members will address emerging and ongoing trends in construction safety and health and further emphasize the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
Alliance organizations will use injury, illness, and hazard exposure data to identify areas of emphasis for safety awareness, outreach, and communication. The alliance also will implement member surveys and other methods to measure impact that ensures workplace safety and health improvements.
“MEMIC’s Loss Control professionals delivered more than 400 safety training events in 2021, with around 8,500 attendees, so it’s not surprising MEMIC was tapped for this worthy effort,” Rod Stanley, MEMIC’s regional director of Loss Control Services, said. “We’re experts in workforce safety, but there’s always something new to learn. The collaboration created by the alliance will add to our knowledge, as the monthly scheduled training our safety professionals receive will be communicated to the policyholders we serve when they revisit their jobsites.”