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Region 2 News Release: 04-1859-NEW (osha 04-130)
Date: October 4, 2004
Contact: Leni Uddyback-Fortson
Phone: (215) 861-5102
EDISON, N.J. -- Improving worker safety and health in the New Jersey construction industry is at the heart of a new partnership between the U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Associated General Contractors of New Jersey (AGCNJ).
OSHA's Strategic Partnerships for Worker Safety and Health are part of U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao's ongoing efforts to improve the health and safety of workers through cooperative relationships with groups including trade associations, labor organizations and employers.
Through the partnership, OSHA and AGCNJ, will provide incentives to participating contractors who voluntarily improve their safety and health performance. Incentives will include special recognition from OSHA, commensurate with their level of safety and health achievement.
The major goal of this program is to develop a statewide industry partnership among the construction industry, labor and government that will encourage New Jersey's contractors to improve their safety and health performance, assist them in their efforts and recognize contractors with exemplary safety and health programs.
OSHA offices in Parsippany, Avenel, Hasbrouck Heights and Marlton, New Jersey are participating in this partnership.
Since its Strategic Partnership Program began in 1998, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has formed more than 330 partnerships, impacting almost13,000 employers and more than 573,000 workers across the United States. OSHA's role 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.
U.S. Labor Department (DOL) releases are accessible on the Internet at <http://www.dol.gov>. The information in this news release will be made available in alternate format upon request (large print, Braille, audio tape or disc) from the COAST office. Please specify which news release when placing your request. Call (202) 693-7765 or TTY (202) 693-7755. DOL is committed to providing America's employers and employees with easy access to understandable information on how to comply with its laws and regulations. For more information, please visit www.dol.gov/compliance.
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