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OSHA News Release
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Region 7


Jan. 3, 2018

OSHA and Ironworkers Partner to Provide Outreach and
Protect Construction Employees on Jobsites

OSHA Regional Administrator Kimberly Stille (seated) joins (from left) OSHA Acting Deputy Regional Administrator Dee Cantu, Business Manager for Local Union No. 10 Dave Coleman, President and Director of Training for the MO-KAN Ironworkers Apprenticeship Training Fund Brian Garrett, and Executive Director of Safety and Health for the Ironworkers International Steve Rank, for the signing of the partnership agreement.

OSHA Regional Administrator Kimberly Stille (seated) joins (from left) OSHA Acting Deputy Regional Administrator Dee Cantu, Business Manager for Local Union No. 10 Dave Coleman, President and Director of Training for the MO-KAN Ironworkers Apprenticeship Training Fund Brian Garrett, and Executive Director of Safety and Health for the Ironworkers International Steve Rank, for the signing of the partnership agreement.

KANSAS CITY, MO – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has signed an alliance to promote employee safety and health with the North Central States District Council of Ironworkers, the Ironworkers District Council of St. Louis and Vicinity, and Iowa OSHA.

The two-year, region-wide alliance will focus on reducing electrical, fall, struck-by, crushing and welding hazards, as well as the additional hazards associated with steel erection. Participants will also share information on OSHA campaigns, including the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, and the Safe + Sound Campaign for Safety and Health Programs.

“Workplace safety is achieved when everyone works together to recognize hazards and follow safety protocols and procedures,” said OSHA Regional Administrator Kimberly Stille. “We look forward to sharing best practices, educating employers and employees, and ensuring that safety is not compromised on the job.”

Through the Alliance Program, OSHA works with groups committed to worker safety and health to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. Learn more about the program.

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 www.osha.gov.

Media Contacts:

Scott Allen, 312-353-4727, allen.scott@dol.gov
Rhonda Burke, 312-353-6976, burke.rhonda@dol.gov

Release Number: 17-1693-KAN


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