July 9, 2018
U.S. Department of Labor Joins Partnership to Promote Workplace Safety
During Alabama Construction Project
BRIDGEPORT, AL – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), University of Alabama’s Safe State On-site Consultation Program, and Holder Construction Group LLC, have signed a strategic partnership agreement to promote worker safety and health during the construction of the Mustang Widows Creek Projects in Bridgeport.
Under the agreement, contractors will present weekly training on common hazards such as falls, noise, rigging, heat, silica, lead, and asbestos exposure; as well as the proper use of respirators and personal protection equipment.
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 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 https://www.osha.gov/.
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Release Number: 18-1065-ATL (145)
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