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Region 8 News Release: OSHA 06-1120-DEN
Monday, September 18, 2006
Contact: Rich Kulczewski
Phone: (303) 844-1302
Focus on Improving Safety and Health in Highway Work Zones
DENVER -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Colorado Contractors Association (CCA) have formed an alliance to improve health and safety in the workplace with an emphasis on work performed in highway work zones.
OSHA safety and health alliances are part of Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao's ongoing effort to improve the health and safety of employees through cooperative initiatives with companies and trade associations.
"This alliance formalizes our cooperative relationship. It stands as a statement of our commitment to work together to improve safety and health on highway construction projects," said John Healy, OSHA area office director in Englewood, Colo.
The goal of the OSHA and CCA alliance is to provide Colorado employers and employees with information, guidance and access to training resources.
According to Herb Gibson, OSHA area office director in Denver, OSHA will participate in area safety meetings organized by CCA throughout Colorado to address issues related to heavy highway, municipal and utility construction safety, including highway work-zone safety.
OSHA officials will take part in CCA regional round tables to share highway work-zone safety compliance information and best practices with the Colorado Department of Transportation, CCA and heavy highway, municipal and utility construction contractors. This information will be distributed using print and electronic media, including links from OSHA and CCA Web sites and e-newsletters.
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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