April 6, 2018
U.S. Department of Labor Seeks to Prevent Georgia Roadway
Worksite Injuries Through Safety Stand-Down Events
ATLANTA, GA – The Federal Highway Administration, the state of Georgia, local government organizations, and employers are partnering with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to sponsor events to train road workers on the dangers from roadway work activities, during National Highway Work Zone Awareness Week, April 9-13. The Stand-Down encourages employers at Georgia construction sites to stop work voluntarily from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. EDT on a workday to review best safety practices and discuss struck-by hazards. For registration details, visit Georgia’s Struck-By Alliance Safety Stand-Down page.
“Too many workers are injured in roadway work zones every year,” said OSHA Southeast Regional Administrator Kurt Petermeyer. “The stand-down events will provide training and education on effective ways to protect the women and men who work on our nation’s roadways.”
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 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: 18-506-ATL (66)
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