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Region 4 News Release
Release Number: 05-1098-ATL (133)
Date: Monday, June 27, 2005
Contact: James Borders       Jo Anne Burgoyne
Phone: (904) 232-2895       562-2076


OSHA and South Florida Associated General Contractors Team Up for Safer Construction Jobs
Partnership Ceremony Set for July 6 in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), South Florida Chapter, are launching a partnership to improve safety and health at construction sites. A signing ceremony will take place Wednesday, July 6, at OSHA's area office in Jacksonville.

Under the partnership OSHA and the AGC will work together to achieve an annual three percent reduction in injury and illness rates. They also will implement safety and health management systems at partners' job sites and safety training for managers, supervisors and employees.

The partnership expands agreements that the AGC, South Florida Chapter, has with OSHA's area offices in Ft. Lauderdale and Tampa. Nine construction companies currently participate in the partnership.

AGC's safety programs assist member companies in developing better safety and health management systems. Classes offered by AGC include: the OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health course, fall protection, safe scaffolding, excavation and trenching practices and other safety-related topics. All classes are offered in English and Spanish.


EVENT: AGC CHASE II (Construction Health and Safety Excellence)
Partnership Signing Ceremony
DATE/TIME: July 6, 2005 - 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: OSHA's Jacksonville Area Office
1851 Executive Center Drive - Room 227
CONTACT: James Borders: (904) 232-2895

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 ensure 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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