Safety and Health
ICE has been representing the unionized masonry contractor in Safety & Health matters from its inception. ICE’s officers and staff have worked with the BAC and other industry Safety and Health Committees, but an increasing focus on Safety and Health in ICE has led to the development of ICE’s own Safety and Health Committee, appointed from the ranks of its affiliates.
ICE’s Safety & Health Committee aims to enhance the competitiveness of the unionized masonry contractor, while protecting the employees of ICE members. The committee will:
Monitor industry trends for potential safety implications that may effect the businesses of ICE members;
Work with the International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers to jointly address industry safety issues in a manner that protects workers while maintaining the competitiveness of unionized employers;
Monitor the legislative environment for laws and regulations that will effect safety and health practices in the unionized masonry industry and proactively seek to influence legislation, standards and processes;
Keep ICE members up to date on all OSHA requirements and foster better safety environments for contractors and their employees;
Identify, prioritize, develop, evaluate and support the implementation and use of appropriate tools, models and Best Practices to address critical safety and health issues.
Established in November 2010, the Masonry Research to Practice (r2p) Partnership is a tri-partite coalition between the International Council of Employers, the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, and the International Masonry Institute to advance the use of evidence-based solutions for safety and health issues facing the masonry industry.