May 10, 2018
U.S. Department of Labor and PARIC Corp. Partner to Promote Workplace
Safety and Health During Construction of St. Louis’ Ballpark Village Projects
ST. LOUIS, MO – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the PARIC Corp. have formed a partnership to promote employee safety and health during construction of the 550,000-square foot Ballpark Village Projects. The project includes residential, office, retail, restaurant, and entertainment space near the St. Louis Cardinals’ Busch Stadium.
Building and Construction Trades Council, Carpenters District Council of Greater St. Louis and Vicinity, Eastern Missouri Laborers’ District Council, and The Cordish Companies are also supporting the partnership.
Gathering to announce their workplace safety and health partnership with OSHA are (from left): PARIC Corp. Senior Vice President Michael Rallo Sr.; Building & Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary/Treasurer John Stiffler; PARIC Senior Project Manager Nate Moore; The Cordish Companies Director of Construction Charlie Lee; PARIC Safety Director Shannon Niles; OSHA Area Director William McDonald; Eastern Missouri Laborers' District Council Business Manager, Special International Representative Gary Elliot; Carpenters Regional Council Safety Director/Trainer Barry Stelzer; and PARIC Project Director Tim Vaughan.
Under the agreement, the partners will focus on fall, struck-by, caught-in or between, and electrocution hazards, and will educate employers and employees on best practices, and ways to improve safety and health programs for subcontractors.
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 www.osha.gov.
Release Number: 18- 557-KAN
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