April 20, 2023
US Department of Labor partners with Moss & Associates LLC to promoteworkplace safety during Pasco County Jail project in Central Florida
Partnership to help prevent worker injuries during construction project
Participants: U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Moss & Associates LLC
University of South Florida On-Site Consultation Program
What: Safety partnership agreement
Background: On April 13, 2023, OSHA and Moss & Associates LLC signed a strategic partnership to promote safety and health practices to help prevent worker injuries and hazardous exposures during expansion of the Pasco County Jail in Land O'Lakes, Florida. The project will add additional space for inmates and medical and mental health care facilities, processing areas for inmate intake and release, and kitchen and laundry updates. The partnership include safety oversight for construction of a visitation building nearby.
The initiative will also encourage contractors to develop and implement safety and health programs, and provide safety and health training to employees, employers and supervisors. Participants will focus on the use of personal protective equipment, heat illness prevention, hazards related to falls, struck-by and caught-in objects, electrical equipment and work practices, fire protection and prevention, safe use of hand and power tools, and silica and noise exposure.
The University of South Florida On-Site Consultation Program is also a member of this partnership.
OSHA's Strategic Partnership Program works with employers, employees, professional and trade associations, labor organizations and other interested stakeholders to establish specific goals, strategies and performance measures to improve worker safety and health. Learn more about OSHA.
Quote: "Public-private sector partnerships focused on worker safety and health training at all levels during major construction projects are a proven method to enhance worker safety," said OSHA Area Director Danelle Jindra in Tampa, Florida. "This comprehensive project will include construction activities at two construction sites, an excellent opportunity to advance worker safety."
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Release Number: 23-650-ATL (141)