July 10, 2018
U.S. Department of Labor Enters Partnership to Promote Safety
During Omaha Construction Project
OMAHA, NE – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and McCarthy Building Companies Inc. in Omaha, Nebraska, have signed a strategic partnership to promote worker safety and health during the construction of the Veterans Ambulatory Care Center - an addition to the Omaha Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
The partnership will address construction hazards such as falls, struck-by, caught-in, and electrocution; educate employees and employers on best practices; and encourage worker participation in safety and health programs.
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 https://www.osha.gov/.
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Release Number: 18-1138-KAN
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