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Last edited 06 Jul 2020
Office of Construction Services
In the United States, the Office of Construction Services is an administrative branch of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The OSHA is an agency of the United States Department of Labor which establishes and enforces workplace health and safety standards.
The Office is responsible for working with the construction industry to plan and manage a programme to increase general safety awareness and reduce accidents. In doing so, it collaborates with technical agencies, standards groups and construction professionals to evaluate techniques in terms of their possible application in the industry. This involves the Office coordinating demonstration and experimental projects relating to construction and advising OSHA of their impact on existing standards.
The Office coordinates with other regulatory agencies regarding the implementation of laws and standards relating to construction, and evaluates data on health and safety, fatalities, injuries and illnesses.
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