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Region 4 News Release: 08-435-ATL (086)
April 8, 2008
Contact: Dan Fuqua Michael Wald
Phone: 404-562-2078 404-562-2076

U.S. Labor Department's OSHA, Haskell Co. and University of South Florida forming construction safety partnership
April 9 signing ceremony to take place at company in Jacksonville, Fla.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is announcing a new partnership with the Haskell Co. and the University of South Florida Consultation Program to increase the safety and health of employees involved in the construction of the University of North Florida Osprey Fountains Student Housing Project in Jacksonville.

A key goal of the alliance is to increase the number of employers and employees in North Florida with effective safety and health knowledge that they can carry with them to future worksites. In addition, the agreement requires that participating employers adequately train non-English speaking employees.

News media are encouraged to cover the event.

WHAT: Haskell Co. partnership signing ceremony
WHEN: Wednesday, April 9, 10 a.m. EDT
WHERE: Haskell Co. corporate office, 111 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, Fla.

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