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Region 4 News Release
Release Number: 05-1415-ATL
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Contact: Gei Thae Breezley             Jo Anne Burgoyne
Phone: (770) 493-6644      (404) 562-2076


OSHA, Lamar Outdoor Advertising and Georgia Tech Team Up for Safer Work Sites
Alliance Signing Ceremony Set for Thurs., July 28, in Tucker, Ga.

ATLANTA -- Lamar Outdoor Advertising, Georgia Institute of Technology's Safety, Health and Environmental Technology Division, and the three Georgia offices of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration have formed an alliance to protect workers in the outdoor advertising industry.

A signing ceremony is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., July 28, at the Atlanta-East OSHA area office.

The alliance will focus on reducing worker exposure to safety hazards on outdoor advertising job sites. It will address safe operation of aerial lifts, fall protection, electrical and trench safe work practices, and methods to avoid being struck by objects.

Members of the alliance plan to reach their goal - safer and healthier workplaces - through training, education and outreach programs for employers, employees and the public.


EVENT: Outdoor Advertising Industry Safety Alliance Signing Ceremony
DATE/TIME: Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 10:30 a.m.
LOCATION: Atlanta-East Area Office
2183 Northlake Parkway, Bldg. 7, Suite 110
Tucker, Georgia
CONTACT: Jonathan Worrell
OSHA Atlanta-East
(770) 493-6644

Since its Strategic Partnership Program began in 1998, OSHA has formed more than 375 partnerships, impacting almost 13,000 employers and more than 870,000 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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