In February 2003, the Sealant, Waterproofing & Restoration Institute (SWR Institute) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced their alliance to promote safe and healthy working conditions for workers who apply and work with sealant, waterproofing and restoration products.

SWR Institute is committed to promoting safe practices in the workplace and on the job site. In addition, SWR Institute is working with OSHA to educate members by providing timely information about how to protect employees.

OSHA has developed a web page exclusively for the SWR Institute and the sealant, waterproofing and restoration industry. This page is a great resource that contains many links that are helpful in your day-to-day business, including eTools, a stand-alone interactive training tool that features a specific topic; links to Safety and Health Topic pages; and Expert Advisers, a resource on best practices on the job site, which is updated as new information comes available. Sample topics include: silica and lead exposure, fall protection and confined space protocol. Plus you can download OSHA presentations from previous SWR Institute Fall Technical and Annual Meetings.

March 23 - OSHA Allilance Construction Roundtable Notes