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Region 7 News Release: OSHA 07-1920-KAN
Dec. 17, 2007
Contact: Rich Kulczewski
Phone: 303-844-1302

U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA forms partnership with contractors rebuilding Taum Sauk Upper Reservoir Dam in Missouri

ST. LOUIS -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has formed a partnership to ensure the highest level of employee safety and health during the rebuilding of Taum Sauk Upper Reservoir Dam in Reynolds County, Mo. Representatives from OSHA, Ameren Services, Ozark Constructors LLC, and Paul C. Rizzo and Associates Inc. will participate in a signing ceremony Dec. 18 at the construction site. The upper reservoir is impounded by a kidney-shaped, concrete-faced, rock-filled dam and will be replaced with a conventional roller compacted concrete dam.

WHO: OSHA, Ameren Services, Ozark Constructors LLC, and Paul C. Rizzo and Associates Inc.
WHAT: OSHA partnership signing ceremony
WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 18 ¿ 11 a.m. CST
WHERE: Taum Sauk Reservoir Construction site Reynolds County, Mo.

Members of the public who are interested in information about this partnership should contact OSHA's St. Louis Area Office at 314-425-4249.

OSHA's Strategic Partnership Program is part of U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao's ongoing efforts to improve the health and safety of employees through cooperative relationships with trade associations, labor organizations, employers and employees. More than 1.2 million employees and more than 21,000 employers across the U.S. have participated with OSHA in 484 strategic partnerships since the program began in 1998. For more information about the agency, visit


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