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Construction Leaders Agreement for Safety (CLAS)

Since 1999, ABC New Mexico has offered members the opportunity to partner with New Mexico OSHA through the CLAS Partnership. The partnership is available to all companies that are STEP award winners. CLAS Partners enjoy the following benefits:

Bronze

  • Recognition on the New Mexico OSHA website
  • Recognition in New Mexico OHSB reports to federal OSHA
  • A certificate identifying the contractor and the level of participation

Silver

  • Recognition on the New Mexico OHSB website
  • Recognition in New Mexico OHSB reports to federal OSHA
  • A certificate identifying the contractor and the level of participation
  • No citation for non-serious violations, provided hazards are abated at the time of inspection and verified by compliance personnel.

Gold

  • Recognition on the New Mexico OHSB website
  • Recognition in New Mexico OHSB reports to federal OSHA
  • A certificate identifying the contractor and the level of participation
  • No citation for non-serious violations, provided hazards are abated at the time of inspection and verified by compliance personnel.
  • Maximum good faith, size, and history penalty reductions in the case where a citation is issued.

Platinum

  • Recognition on the New Mexico OHSB website
  • Recognition in New Mexico OHSB reports to federal OSHA
  • A certificate identifying the contractor and the level of participation
  • No citation for non-serious violations, provided hazards are abated at the time of inspection and verified by compliance personnel.
  • Maximum good faith, size, and history penalty reductions in the case where a citation is issued.
  • Exemption from program planned inspections until June 30 of the following year.
  • Exclusion from non-program planned inspections except in response to reports of imminent danger, fatalities/catastrophies, signed formal complaints, and referrals from OHSB officials.
  • Resolution of all referrals, except those involving serious injury, by phone, fax, or email.
  • Absent cause, exclusion from OHSB inspections conducted at a non-participants.