Health & Safety

Safe Work is Productive Work

For Ohio LECET, the first priority is safety on the job. This means outreach to our membership about the importance of working safely. It also means educating the public about how safety and productivity go hand in hand on Union constructions sites. 

Ohio LECET secured high-profile spokespersons for our campaign. In 2008 and 2009, Ohio Governor Ted Strickland urged drivers to take care in our work zones. In 2006 and 2007, Ohio NASCAR driver and Indy 500 champion Sam Hornish Jr., pointed out that as a professional race car driver, he doesn’t speed in work zones.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

The Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal agency responsible for assuring a safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance. OSHA is part of the U.S. Department of Labor, however the OSHA Administrator is the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health and reports to the Secretary of Labor.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent Federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in the other modes of transportation — railroad, highway, marine and pipeline — and issuing safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents.

National Transportation Safety Board 

The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent Federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in the other modes of transportation — railroad, highway, marine and pipeline — and issuing safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents.

American Road & Transportation Builders Association 

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) is a federation whose primary goal is to aggressively grow and protect transportation infrastructure investment to meet the public and business demand for safe and efficient travel. In support of this mission, ARTBA also provides programs and services designed to give its members a global competitive edge.

Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America

The Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America exists to:

  • Enhance jobsite safety and health

  • Improve the competitiveness of LIUNA signatory employers

  • Strengthen the Laborer’s International Union of North America (LIUNA)