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Region 1


December 6, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor and Lamar Outdoor Advertising Company Renew Alliance to Protect Workers

BRIDGEPORT, CT – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Lamar Outdoor Advertising Company have renewed an alliance to help protect the safety and health of employees in the outdoor advertising industry in Connecticut and western Massachusetts.

During the five-year alliance, participants will focus on fall protection, personal protective equipment, safe use of ladders, electrical safety, control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), protections against bloodborne pathogens, and other safeguards against hazards inherent to the outdoor advertising industry.

Through the Alliance Program, OSHA fosters collaborative relationships with groups committed to worker safety and health, such as trade and professional organizations, unions, consulates, faith- and community-based organizations, businesses, and educational institutions, to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. Alliance partners help OSHA reach targeted audiences, such as employers and workers in high-hazard industries, and give them better access to workplace safety and health tools and information.

Founded in 1902, Lamar Outdoor Advertising Company offers a variety of billboard, interstate, logo, transit, and airport advertising formats for local and national businesses.

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. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov.

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Media Contacts:

Ted Fitzgerald, 617-565-2075, fitzgerald.edmund@dol.gov
James C. Lally, 617-565-2074, lally.james.c@dol.gov

Release Number: 18-1869-BOS


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