OSHA, Georgetown to study safety issues

OSHA and the Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business have formed an alliance to focus on issues important to general industry and small business, such as the economic value of safety and health programs. "Education is one of the cornerstones of safety and health," said Jonathan L.
By Staff February 1, 2006

OSHA and the Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business have formed an alliance to focus on issues important to general industry and small business, such as the economic value of safety and health programs.

“Education is one of the cornerstones of safety and health,” said Jonathan L. Snare, acting OSHA administrator. “This Alliance offers a unique opportunity to work directly with the business leaders of tomorrow and establish a foundation of knowledge on the value of effective safety and health programs.”

“Our Alliance will promote both OSHA’s interest in assuring a healthy and safe workplace, as well as the Center’s interests in understanding the business and economic drivers behind a safe and healthy workplace,” added John W. Mayo, McDonough School of Business executive director. “This partnership of academic and government resources will create new insights and improve policymaking beyond what either of us could do alone.”

Through the Alliance, OSHA and the Center will work to deliver workplace safety and health courses as part of the business school curriculum through Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business course “Contemporary Safety/Health Issues for Business” course, and others.