The Associated General Contractors of America and the U.S. Labor Department formed a partnership July 15 to help promote awareness and compliance with the department’s laws and regulations.
“When the department approached us, we quickly agreed to join it in a positive effort to increase our members’ knowledge and understanding of the many federal laws and regulations that apply to their jobsites,” said Stephen Sandherr, chief executive of AGC.
AGC hopes the partnership will lead to increased use of the Labor Department’s new compliance assistance tools. AGC will help foster compliance with regulations through member outreach activities, will publicize the department’s compliance assistance tools through AGC publications and will invite DOL representatives to participate in AGC conferences and seminars.
“Most employers want to do the right thing when it comes to protecting workers – we need to do our part as well,” said Deputy Secretary of Labor Steven J. Law. “And far-sighted associations like AGC understand that compliance assistance partnerships enable them to provide an important value-added service to their members.”
The DOL has online links to compliance tools on its website, which can be accessed by clicking on the link to the right. In addition to the online tools, the department offers printed brochures and pamphlets, telephone consultations, on-site consultations and training sessions and seminars.