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Region 10 News Release: USDL 05-719-SEA (#05-47)
Date: April 22, 2005
Contact: Jeannine Lupton
Phone: 206-553-7620


OSHA and Contractors Team Up For Safety and Health
Offer Training for Idaho's Residential Construction Industry

SEATTLE -- The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is co-sponsoring seven sessions on "Safety and Health Training in the Residential Construction Industry" with the Idaho Associated General Contractors and Idaho Building Contractors Association.

The training sessions will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in:

  • Hailey, April 28, Community Campus, 1050 Fox Acres Road, Room 301

  • Twin Falls, May 10, College of Southern Idaho, 315 Falls Ave., Desert Building, Room 113

  • McCall, May 11, Holiday Inn Express, 210 N. Third St.

  • Driggs, May 25, Driggs National Armory, 547 N. Main St.

  • Boise, June 6, Idaho AGC Education center, 110 N. 27th St.

  • Coeur d' Alene, June 9, Silver Lake Motel, 2160 Sunshine St.

  • Caldwell, June 30, Albertson's College, 2112 E. Cleveland Boulevard, Kathryn Albertsons International Building, Room 106

OSHA's area office in Boise initiated the training, which is a key feature of a "local emphasis program" aimed at reducing job hazards in the residential construction industry. Company owners, managers, supervisors and foremen will learn about OSHA standards for residential construction, criteria for fall protection systems and equipment, and how to prepare for safety inspections.

Cost for each training session is $10 for AGC and IBAC members and $15 for others. To register or for more information contact Lisa Losness, Idaho AGC safety program manager, 208-344-2531 or llosness@idahoagc.org

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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