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January 8, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor and Turner Construction Partner
To Promote Workplace Safety During Hospital Project in Erie, Pennsylvania

ERIE, PA - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Turner Construction Company have established a strategic partnership to promote workplace safety for a building project at UPMC Hamot hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania.

The partnership seeks to educate workers, control or eliminate serious hazards, and establish effective safety and health programs for the project. Located at 201 State Street, the project – scheduled for completion in 2020 – includes a 200,000 square-foot, seven-floor patient care building.

Through its 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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Media Contacts:

Joanna Hawkins, 215-861-5101,
Leni Fortson, 215-861-5102,

Release Number: 18-2013-PHI (osha 19-03)

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