May 14, 2008
Contact: Leni Fortson
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Clark Construction LLC of Bethesda, Md., are forming a partnership to foster a safe workplace for employees and to help contractors develop exemplary safety and health management systems during construction of the 401 M Street¿Waterfront Project in Washington.
The project, which includes the construction of two eight-story buildings and 6,000 feet of open retail space, is part of the redevelopment of southeast Washington, D.C., near the Anacostia River and the new Nationals Park. The project will employ approximately 30 contractors and 1,000 tradespersons at peak construction.
Major goals of the partnership are to keep the DART (cases with days away from work, restricted or transferred) rate below the national average for the commercial construction industry and to further reduce this level of recordable injuries annually by at least four percent for the duration of the partnership.
News media are invited to cover the event.
|WHO:||Edwin G. Foulke Jr., assistant secretary of labor for Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Clark Construction LLC|
|WHAT:||Partnership signing ceremony|
|WHEN:||Friday, May 16, 11 a.m. EDT|
|WHERE:||401 M St. Project |
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