We are pleased to announce that the Iowa Occupational Safety Health Administration (IOSHA) and the Master Builders of Iowa (MBI) have joined together to create a new safety and best practice service program for Iowa’s commercial construction industry. The new program called WORKSAFE is designed to assist construction projects to be “safety proactive” through the implementation of planning, professional jobsite consultation, training and recognition. WORKSAFE, a recognition program developed through the IOSHA/MBI Alliance is a first of its kind in the nation designed to promote and recognize best practices in jobsite safety preplanning, training and consultation. We encourage all owners, design professionals, contractors and service providers to learn more about the new WORKSAFE program by reading, distributing and promoting the WORKSAFE literature. Please consider partnering with us in leading the way toward injury prevention, preservation of life and ultimately, safe jobsites. These projects will be listed on this page in recognition of their efforts.
** CLICK HERE to view Iowa's WORKSAFE projects. **
WORKSAFE News is a monthly update on how the site-specific safety program is being used, who is using it, and the benefits it is creating. CLICK HERE to view WORKSAFE News.
WORKSAFE Value Proposition
- The program consists of pre-construction planning and onsite safety surveys focused on preventing hazardous conditions from occurring. MBI will assist in developing safety goals for the project. MBI and IA OSHA Consultation will each conduct an onsite safety survey sometime during the course of construction. Evaluation reports will be issued identifying the observed hazardous conditions. In addition, MBI will provide a post job summary on safety goals and results for the project. Total package cost is $875 for the MBI service.
- It is understood that the WORKSAFE program does not provide immunity of any kind (implied or explicit) from the issuance of citations by IOSHA enforcement for violations on the designated work sites.
- Additional onsite safety surveys can be contracted with MBI.
- Applications for projects can be made by any party having the authority to do so, including General Contractors, Construction Managers, Subcontractors or Suppliers. (Ideally the “WORKSAFE” designation will be made part of the project planning and made part of the project plans and specifications by the owner or owner’s representative, but that is not a requirement).
To view the full brochure with additional information about the WORKSAFE Recognition Program, please CLICK HERE. To apply for the WORKSAFE Recognition Program, CLICK HERE.
- CLICK HERE to view frequently asked questions regarding the WORKSAFE Recognition Program.