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OSHA News Release
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Region 4


August 30, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Partnership Promotes Workplace Safety
During Construction of Data Center in Georgia

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has signed a strategic partnership with Holder Construction Group LLC and the Associated General Contractors of Georgia Inc. (AGC) to promote worker safety and health during the construction of the Newton County Georgia Project in Social Circle, Georgia.

The partnership seeks to prevent injuries and exposure to hazards during the construction of a one million-square-feet data center. The agreement calls for partners to take steps to prevent hazards related to falls, struck-by, caught-in/between, electrical, silica, noise, and heat exposure. The partners will also encourage contractors to develop and implement safety and health programs and provide training to employees, employers, and supervisors.

Through the 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 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 https://www.osha.gov/.

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

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Media Contacts:

Michael D’Aquino, 678-237-0630, daquino.michael@dol.gov
Eric Lucero, 678-237-0630, lucero.eric.r@dol.gov

Release Number: 19-1361-ATL (311)


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