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Region 8


May 29, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Signs Strategic Partnership to Promote Workplace Safety During Construction of Montana Hospital Expansion Project

BILLINGS, MT – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has signed a strategic partnership with Layton Construction Company LLC to promote worker safety and health during construction of a new addition to the Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital in Bozeman, Montana.

The goal of the partnership is to prevent injuries and exposure to hazards during construction of the 110,500 square-foot addition that includes three buildings, an intensive care unit, a patient care tower, and administrative departments. The partners will provide training and outreach on workplace safety hazards related to falls, struck-by, electrical, amputations, and trenching and excavations. The partners 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 www.osha.gov.

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Media Contacts:                                                                             

Leo Kay, 415-625-2630, kay.leo.f@dol.gov
Jose Carnevali, 415-625-2631, carnevali.jose@dol.gov

Release Number: 19-819-MON


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