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Region 4 News Release
Release Number: 05-572-ATL (64)
Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2005
Contact: Andre Richards             Jo Anne Burgoyne
Phone: (770) 984-8700           (404) 562-2076


OSHA Partnership to Protect Workers During Construction of Rome Water Pollution Control Plant
Signing Ceremony Scheduled for Wed., April 6

ATLANTA -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), heavy civil contractor Atlantic SKANSKA, Inc., and Georgia Tech Consultative Service have entered into a partnership to protect workers during the construction of a Rome, Ga., Water Pollution Control Plant. The signing ceremony will be held Wed., April 6, at 1:00 p.m.

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.

"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: Partnership Signing Ceremony - Water Pollution Control Plant
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, April 6, 2005, 1:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Rome - Water Pollution Control Plant
212 Blacks Bluff Road, SW
Rome, Ga.
CONTACT:
PHONE:
Andre Richards
(770) 984-8700

Partnership goals include reducing and eliminating safety and health hazards; assuring effective safety and health programs, and providing effective safety and health training for English- and non-English-speaking employees.
Since its Strategic Partnership Program began in 1998, OSHA has formed more than 330 partnerships, impacting almost 13,000 employers and more than 573,000 workers across the United States. Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. 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.
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