WDMA’s Safety and Risk Management Committee Begins Work
October 6, 2020
WDMA’s new Safety and Risk Management Committee, created by the WDMA Board of Directors in June, is now up and running and putting a work plan in place. The board established the committee to provide WDMA members with information, guidance and other resources related to workplace safety and health practices common to the window, door and skylight industry and to recommend WDMA policy positions on occupational safety and health matters relevant to it, including federal legislative and regulatory actions.
The Safety and Risk Management Committee will be working to:
- Develop a platform for WDMA members to share best practices or network otherwise on common areas of interest related to occupational safety and health;
- Guide more direct WDMA liaison with OSHA similar to WDMA’s liaison with EPA and DOE;
- Review and recommend responses to OSHA’s regulatory actions impacting WDMA members;
- Advise the WDMA Legislative Committee on federal legislative actions related to occupational safety and health impacting WDMA members;
- Identify and recommend specific objectives related to occupational health and safety for WDMA’s strategic plan; and,
- Develop educational materials and other resources specific to the window, door and skylight industry to assist WDMA members with regulatory compliance and preparedness and response to emergency or crisis events.
The committee will also support WDMA’s legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts on federal and state occupational safety issues. The committee has already taken action in reviewing proposed COVID-19 regulations in Virginia and Oregon to assess their impact on window, door and skylight manufacturers and to advise WDMA efforts to address any concerns with them with the respective state agencies.
The committee would like to add additional safety and health professionals from other member companies to serve on the committee and help guide its activities. WDMA members who would like to have representation on the Safety and Risk Management Committee should contact Jeff Inks, vice president of advocacy for WDMA at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202/367-1217.