July 20, 2018
U.S. Department of Labor Joins Partnership to Promote Workplace Safety
During Georgia Construction Project
ATLANTA, GA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) signed a strategic partnership with the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute’s Safety, Health, and Environmental Services Group; Associated General Contractors of Georgia Inc. (AGC Georgia); and Brasfield & Gorrie LLC to promote workplace safety and health during the construction of the Coca-Cola United South Metro Sales Center and Warehouse in Union City, Georgia.
OSHA’s partnership will address falls, struck-by, caught-in between, electrical, silica, and noise hazards, as well as heat illness prevention.
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: 18-1094-ATL (167)
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