Beck, OSHA sign safety alliance for Beck School of Construction
- Apr 11, 2023
The Beck Group and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) signed an alliance to promote workplace safety as part of The Beck School of Construction program.
Beck’s School of Construction is a 10-month program designed to grow capacity for Minority-and Women-Owned business leaders. Over the next two years, the partnership will focus on reducing and preventing exposure to construction hazards. It also involves sharing best practices and raising awareness about worker rights.
Advocating for Safety Among Diverse Partners
The partnership is significant for Beck and OSHA. For Beck, it represents a commitment to strengthen its stance on safer workplaces and extend it to the minority leaders participating in its School of Construction. The firm started the program in Fort Worth in 2019 and has since expanded it to Dallas, Atlanta, and Austin.
“We are thrilled to sign the alliance with OSHA. Bringing the training, education and outreach to MWBE business leaders in construction is essential and long overdue,” said Gradlin Franks, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Beck.
Beck has a strong safety history and has received numerous safety awards. The firm will work closely with OSHA to identify a curriculum for participants through this alliance.
OSHA To Provide Comprehensive Training
For OSHA, this alliance represents an opportunity to work with the leading MWBE-owned construction firms to improve workplace safety.
OSHA’s work has been essential to reduce injuries and fatalities in the construction industry for many years. Still, the industry remains one of the most dangerous in the country. By partnering with Beck, OSHA will leverage its expertise and resources to reach a wider audience.
“OSHA’s alliance with Beck School of Construction will provide comprehensive training to help minority businesses increase their industry knowledge of OSHA standards,” explained OSHA Area Director Basil Singh in Dallas.
Key Activities Involve Training, Education, Outreach and Promotion
The alliance involves training and education, outreach, communication, and promoting a safety culture. Both organizations will work to develop and deliver training programs on various construction hazards, such as falls, electrical hazards, and struck-by hazards.
They will also collaborate on outreach, such as developing and distributing educational materials and participating in events to promote workplace safety.
A Step Forward
The new partnership between Beck and OSHA represents a significant step forward in improving workplace safety in the construction industry.
“We can leverage our strengths to make a difference in workers’ lives by working together,” said Franks.