- July 19, 2021
-- The National Demolition Association (NDA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced a formal alliance to promote best demolition practices on jobsites across the U.S. The alliance between the two organizations solidifies their ongoing partnership to align training, procedures, and continued education within the demolition industry.
Through this alliance, the organizations will officially collaborate using available injury, illness, and hazard exposure data to help identify and prioritize areas of emphasis for awareness, outreach, and communication activities.
"We are thrilled to formalize our partnership with OSHA and continue collaborating on initiatives to propel the demolition industry forward," said NDA President Scott Homrich. "This alliance will provide NDA members, safety and health professionals, the public, labor representation groups, and others in the demolition industry with information, guidance, and access to training that will help them keep workers protected."
"Planning for a demolition job is as important as doing the work," said Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Jim Frederick. "We look forward to working with the National Demolition Association to help reinforce the importance of making adequate preparations for bringing down a building, training all workers on industry hazards and safety precautions in a language they understand, providing appropriate personal protective equipment and complying with OSHA standards."
The two organizations previously collaborated the OSHA Compliance Officer Training series, launched in September 2020. The four-part recorded training series provides OSHA compliance officers a better understanding of unique best practices, processes, and jobsite needs for demolition professionals. Covering robotics, fall protection, health and hazards, and pre-engineering, it was developed and led by NDA Past President Chris Godek, NDA Vice President James Milburn, NDA Treasurer Dennis McGarel, NDA member Don Collier, and NDA instructor Tim Barker.
The training series is available to all Federal and State OSHA personnel through OSHA's Directorate of Training and Education. Visit https://www.demolitionassociation.com/Advocacy/OSHA-Alliance
to read more about NDA's OSHA Alliance resources or visit osha.gov NDA/OSHA Alliance webpage (https://www.osha.gov/alliances/nda2021/nda2021
###About the National Demolition Association
The National Demolition Association (NDA) is a nonprofit trade organization representing approximately 400 U.S. and Canadian companies and many international firms that are involved in the demolition process. NDA is the voice of the demolition industry in Washington and throughout the nation. NDA's primary mission is advocacy and education to strengthen the business environment of the demolition industry. Membership includes demolition contractors, general contractors and civil engineering abreast of environmental, regulatory and safety matters. Visit www.demolitionassociation.com to learn more about NDA's offerings.