IEW Construction Group joins OSHA Strategic Partnership Program

Hamilton-based IEW Construction Group recently said it joined the OSHA Strategic Partnership Program in collaboration with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

These two organizations are partnering together on a large-scale highway and roadway improvement program with the New Jersey Department of Transportation with the objective of protecting all workers employed by contractors and subcontractors.

The company is now recognized as the only active OSHA strategic partner in Region II, which includes New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

The partnership outlines strategies and 12-month performance metrics against three main goals, which include improving the overall safety and health management system and reenforcing safety as a core value; reducing work-related injuries and illnesses and providing a safe work environment for all employees; and raising awareness and promoting work zone safety for employees throughout the duration of this project.

To date, there are 82 active OSPP partnerships with 2,876 employers engaged and 666,034 workers protected; the addition of IEW expands the program’s reach even further.

“We are excited to partner with OHSA on this project. Working closely with OSHA will help drive IEW Construction towards a robust and consistent safety culture that protects our people, business partners, and clients from hazards and unnecessary risks,” Chief Operating Officer Darrell Harms said. “IEW’s safety-first commitment comes from within, and we recognize we can always be better at what we do and how we do it. The safety of our team and providing a secure working environment are the foundations for our success.”