Feb. 18, 2016
Elizabeth Linda Routh, area director for OSHA's Lubbock Area Office and Sandra Webb, executive director for the Associated General Contractors panhandle of Texas Chapter signing a two year alliance agreement at the AGC facility in Amarillo, Texas.
OSHA allies with Amarillo chapter of Associated General Contractors
Panhandle of Texas for construction worker safety
Participants: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration Associated General Contractors Panhandle of Texas Chapter, Amarillo, Texas
Alliance description: The department and the Amarillo chapter of the Associated General Contractors Panhandle have signed an alliance to share information and guidance, and provide access to training resources to protect employees' safety and health. The alliance will focus on reducing and preventing exposure to fall hazards, the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry; electrical hazards; and struck-by and caught-in-between hazards from vehicles, cranes and other machinery.
Duration: The alliance has a two-year term.
Quote: "This alliance reflects our commitment to strengthen collaborative efforts to promote safety and health for construction workers," said Elizabeth Linda Routh, OSHA's area director in Lubbock. "Together, we will take an aggressive and positive approach to place workplace safety and health at the forefront of construction work every day for workers of all trades."
Information: Through its Alliance Program, OSHA works with businesses, trade associations, unions, consulates, professional organizations, faith and community-based organizations, and educational institutions to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses. For more information on OSHA partnerships and alliances, please call OSHA's toll-free hotline at 800-321-OSHA (6742) or the agency's Lubbock office at 806-472-7681.
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Release Number: 16-360-DAL
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