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February 22, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor and Montana Construction Contractor Sign Partnership to Enhance Employee Safety and Health

BILLINGS, MT – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and general contractor Langlas & Associates Inc. have established a partnership to protect employees and enhance workplace safety and health at the Lockwood High School construction project in Billings, Montana.

During the two-year partnership, OSHA and Langlas & Associates will provide training and outreach on workplace safety hazards, including falls, struck-by, electrical, amputations, and trenching and excavations. The partnership will also raise awareness of OSHA’s rulemaking and enforcement initiatives to prevent workplace hazards in the construction industry.

The OSHA Strategic Partnership Program 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


Media Contacts:                                                                              

Leo Kay, 415-625-2630,
Jose Carnevali, 415-625-2631,

Release Number: 19-255-MON

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