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Region 4 News Release
Release Number: 04-838-ATL
Tues., May 12, 2004
Contact: Andre Richards     Jo Anne Burgoyne
Phone: (770) 984-8700 ext 0     (404) 562-2076


New Partnership Will Promote Safety For Georgia Aquarium Construction

ATLANTA -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is forging a partnership for safety with two key players in the Georgia Aquarium construction project: general manager Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC, and the Georgia Tech Consultative Service.

OSHA safety and health partnerships are part of U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao's ongoing efforts to improve the health and safety of workers through cooperative partnerships with trade associations, labor organizations and employers. The trio will sign their partnership agreement May 13 at the project site before Assistant Secretary of Labor John Henshaw, who heads OSHA.

Goals for the aquarium partnership are to assure that employers have effective safety and health programs and that employees are trained to recognize, reduce and eliminate hazards that can lead to fatalities, injuries and illnesses. Participating employers also will provide appropriate training for non-English-speaking employees.

"This partnership sets safety and health as a high priority," said Andre Richards, director of OSHA's Atlanta-West office. "It represents a commitment by all the parties to provide workers with a safe and healthy work environment."


EVENT: Safety Partnership Signing Ceremony - Georgia Aquarium Project
DATE/TIME: Thursday, May 13, 2004, 10:00 a.m
LOCATION: Georgia Aquarium Site, 326 Luckie Street, N.W.,
Atlanta, Georgia 30313
CONTACT:
PHONE:
Andre Richards
(770) 984-8700

Since the inception of OSHA's Strategic Partnership Program in 1998, more than 300 partnerships have been formed, involving over 13,000 employers and 573,000 employees across the United States. The role of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.

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