(LR): Timothy Minor, OSHA Fort Worth area director; Better Business Bureau, North Central Texas President, CEO, Jay Newman; OSHA Dallas Area Office Director Basil Singh and Better Business Bureau North Central Texas COO David Beasley signed an alliance on February 6, 2023, to advance understanding of workplace safety, rights and health responsibility. (photo from the Better Business Bureau)
The Dallas and Fort Worth area offices of OSHA and the Better Business Bureau have signed an alliance to educate employers and employees about workplace hazards. The alliance partners will provide information, guidance and training resources to employers in the construction and general industry to help protect the safety and health of workers. The alliance will also promote a better understanding of workers’ rights and employers’ responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
“OSHA’s alliance with the Better Business Bureau will greatly improve the health and safety knowledge of business owners and their employees who work with the organization,” said OSHA Area Director Basil Singh in Dallas .
“This alliance will enable OSHA to provide outreach opportunities to Better Business Bureau members covering 47 counties in the Dallas and Fort Worth area,” added Timothy Minor, area director of OSHA in Fort Worth.
OSHA’s Alliance Program works with occupational safety and health groups to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses. These groups include trade unions, consulates, commercial or professional organizations, businesses, religious and community organizations, and educational institutions. OSHA and the groups work together to develop compliance assistance tools and resources, share information with workers and employers, and educate workers and employers about their rights and responsibilities.
About Better Business Bureau Central Texas
This office of the Better Business Bureau was founded in 1920 as the first BBB in Texas and provides its services free of charge to the public. We now have offices located in Dallas, Lubbock and Wichita Falls serving a total of 47 counties, 5.6 million consumers and 135,000 businesses. Proudly serving the following 47 Texas counties: Archer, Bailey, Baylor, Borden, Clay, Cochran, Collin, Cooke, Cottle, Crosby, Dallas, Dawson, Delta, Denton, Dickens, Ellis, Fannin, Foard, Floyd, Garza, Gaines, Grayson, Hale, Hardeman, Haskell, Hockley, Hopkins, Hunt, Jack, Kaufman, Kent, King, Knox, Lamar, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Motley, Montague, Rockwall, Stonewall, Terry, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Yoakum and Young.