TAS President Mark Scully was on
hand to receive recognition on behalf of the Houston
office for participating in the OSHA Partnership.
was recognized as an OSHA Partner at a ceremony in
Dallas. Grace Fox and Mark Scully participated in
the official signing.
OSHA Partnership Program Site
The Houston and Dallas offices of TAS Commercial
Concrete Construction were recently accepted as part of
the State of Texas Partnering Agreement between Texas
AGC Members and Region VI OSHA. This makes TAS the
first, and currently the only, specialty contractor to
be recognized in both Houston and Dallas as an OSHA
The Partnership was established to formalize an
effort between AGC Members and OSHA to recognize
companies with exemplary safety and health programs and
encourage companies to continue building their safety
and health performance. Ultimately, the goals are to
increase OSHA's ability to dedicate its enforcement
resources to seeking compliance from non-partnering
firms as well as creating a cooperative effort for
maintaining safer job sites by reducing fatalities and
injuries among construction workers.
"This Partnership is the result of many, many hours
of hard work," said TAS Safety Director Grace Fox. "But,
we've already realized many fringe benefits as a result
of these discussions. All parties have a much better
understanding of the challenges faced by the other."
Contractors wanting to participate in the program
must have an Experience Modification Rate of .65 or
less; an LWDII (Lost Workday Incidence and Injury) rate
at least 15 percent below the latest BLS National
published rate; a written Safety and Health Program; and
an identified Safety Representative for the company. Any
contractor qualifying for the program will undergo a
"Focused Inspection" by OSHA on one of their job sites
and if no violations are noted, this contractor will not
receive a programmed inspection on any of their job
sites from OSHA for a period of one year.