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Region 6


February 26, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor and Lee Lewis Construction Partner to Enhance Workplace Safety and Health at Lubbock Construction Project

OSHA Lubbock Area Director Elizabeth Routh and Jason Smith of Lee Lewis Construction sign alliance to protect construction employees.
OSHA Lubbock Area Director Elizabeth Routh and Jason Smith of Lee Lewis Construction sign alliance to protect construction employees.

LUBBOCK, TX – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Lee Lewis Construction recently signed a partnership to help protect construction workers during construction of the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences in Lubbock, Texas.

The partnership will focus on reducing and preventing fall, electrical, trenching and excavation, struck-by, and caught between hazards. OSHA and Lee Lewis Construction will also encourage contractors and subcontractors to communicate hazards identified during construction activities.

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 American 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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Media Contacts:

Chauntra Rideaux, 972-850-4710, rideaux.chauntra.d@dol.gov
Juan J. Rodríguez, 972-850-4709, rodriguez.juan@dol.gov
 

Release Number: 19-303-DAL


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