March 25, 2019
U.S. Department of Labor Seeks to Prevent Georgia Roadway
Worksite Injuries through Safety Stand-Down Events
ATLANTA, GA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is partnering with the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, State of Georgia, and local government organizations and employers to sponsor safety stand-down events during National Highway Work Zone Awareness Week, April 8-12, 2019. The events will focus on the dangers facing workers on road improvement and repair projects.
The stand-downs encourage employers at Georgia construction sites to stop work voluntarily from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. EDT, on a day during that week to review best safety practices, and discuss struck-by hazards. Learn more about roadwork safety, and register your company’s event at the Georgia’s Struck-By Alliance Safety Stand-Down page.
“Many roadway workers are injured in work zones every year,” said OSHA Atlanta Regional Administrator Kurt A. Petermeyer. “OSHA, working with the Georgia Struck-By Alliance, encourages employers to provide proper training and greater awareness of potential hazards to protect these workers from serious injuries and fatalities.”
For more information, contact OSHA’s Atlanta-West Area Office at 678-903-7301, Atlanta-East Area Office at 770-493-6644, or Savannah Area Office at 912-652-4393.
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 www.osha.gov.
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Release Number: 19-417-ATL (91)
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