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Region 4 News Release: 05-2128-ATL (301)
Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2005
Contact: Jonathan Worrell Jo Anne Burgoyne
Phone: (770) 493-6644 (404) 562-2076
ATLANTA -- The three Georgia offices of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Local Union 72, the Mechanical Contractors Association of Georgia, and the Georgia Institute of Technology, Safety, Health and Environmental Technology Division, have formed an alliance to promote safer construction job sites. A signing ceremony was held Tues., Dec. 6, in Atlanta.
The alliance will focus on reducing worker injuries, illnesses and deaths by developing and implementing programs to recognize and abate workplace hazards. The alliance's training and education efforts will address safe work practices for welding; trenching and excavating; fall protection; eye protection, and ergonomics issues.
In addition to conducting safety classes, alliance representatives will provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of hazards at construction sites and communicating this information to employers and employees.
OSHA has offices in Tucker, Smyrna and Savannah. To learn more about the Georgia alliance contact Jonathan Worrell at (770) 493-6644.
OSHA has created more than 350 alliances with organizations committed to fostering safety and health in the workplace.
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.
U.S. Labor Department releases are accessible on the Internet at www.dol.gov. The information in this news release will be made available in alternate format upon request (large print, Braille, audio tape or disc) from the COAST office. Please specify which news release when placing your request at (202) 693-7765 or TTY (202) 693-7755. The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to providing America's employers and employees with easy access to understandable information on how to comply with its laws and regulations. For more information, please visit www.dol.gov/compliance.
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