February 14, 2019
U.S. Department of Labor and Dimeo Construction Partner to Promote Workplace Safety During North Kingstown Construction Project
PROVIDENCE, RI – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Dimeo Construction Company have established a strategic partnership to promote workplace safety for the General Dynamics Electric Boat Universal Buildings 9A/9B construction project in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
The partnership seeks to educate workers, control or eliminate serious hazards, and establish effective safety and health programs for the project, which broke ground in June 2018. Presently the largest construction project in Rhode Island, it consists of two buildings, 125,000 square feet and 200,000 square feet, respectively, that will connect to form one structure. The scheduled completion date is February 28, 2020.
Through the Strategic Partnership Program, OSHA 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.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to help ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education, and assistance.
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Release Number: 19-226-BOS/BOS 2019-023
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