WMA SAFETY PROGRAM OVERVIEW
WMA is dedicated to improving the millwork industry safety environment by creating awareness to key issues and encouraging WMA Members to utilize the opportunities and programs available to eliminate hazards enhancing workplace safety and health practices.
WMA works collaboratively with the OSHA by developing goals and objectives for a safety program that is tailored to meet the needs of the millwork industry. In cooperation with OSHA, WMA creates awareness of OSHA’s rulemaking and enforcement initiatives, training and education offerings, and outreach and communication efforts.
An advocate on behalf of the millwork industry, WMA communicates with OSHA and other federal agencies on safety issues affecting WMA members. We strive to provide the essential resources and briefings on regulatory compliance issues.
Attention: Directors & Managers of Workplace Safety
2019 WMA Millwork Safety Survey
Survey Deadline Extended – December 16, 2019
invites you to participate in its 2019 Millwork Safety Survey. Your participation will ensure a comprehensive report.
The summary report of the survey results will help:
- Your company compare its safety program with other employers in the millwork industry.
- Safety Managers re-examine their company’s safety program and improve policies and procedures by identifying potential strengths and weaknesses within their own program.
- WMA’s Safety Committee protects your interests by identifying safety trends and providing resources and programs that aide in improved workplace safety.
One of the major challenges facing the industry workplace is safety.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report, approximately 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries were reported by private industry employers in 2017, and the overall number of recorded fatal work injuries was 5,147, down slightly from the 2016 total of 5,190. The fatal injury rate was 3.5 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers, also down from 3.6 in 2016.