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OSHA Trade Release
U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Office of Communications
For Immediate Release
OSHA Trade Release
April 20, 2005
Contact: Frank Meilinger
Phone: (202) 693-1999
WASHINGTON -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and AMEC Americas have renewed their partnership that encourages construction employers to improve their safety and health performance and eliminate the most common workplace hazards affecting the construction industry.
"We welcome the opportunity to continue our partnership with AMEC and build upon our efforts to improve worksite safety and health for construction workers," said Jonathan L. Snare, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA. "We will continue to work toward our objective of significantly reducing occupational-related fatalities, injuries and illnesses in the construction industry."
The partnership stresses the implementation of enhanced safety and health management systems and increased employee training. The partnership also underscores the importance of employee involvement in the daily implementation of work site safety and health.
OSHA and AMEC Americas will work together to accomplish the following key goals:
- Reduce workforce injuries at each participating work site to 30 percent below the national construction industry rate;
- Expand awareness of the value of effective safety and health management systems;
- Support and encourage subcontractors toward greater participation in OSHA's cooperative programs; and
- Convey safety and health best practices and injury/illness reduction lessons learned at participating worksites.
AMEC provides design, project delivery and maintenance support to clients in the oil and gas, transportation, industrial and infrastructure sectors. AMEC has previously entered into local OSHA partnerships with the city of Chicago, as well as site-specific construction projects in New York City.
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 process improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
This news release text is on the Internet at http://www.osha.gov. Information on this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 693-1999.
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