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Region 4 News Release:    06-1990-ATL (276)
Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Contact: Andre Richards Jo Anne Burgoyne
Phone: (770) 984-8700 (404) 562-2076


U.S. Labor Department's OSHA, Georgia Department of Transportation and Others Form Alliance to Prevent Highway Work Zone Accidents
Atlanta 5th Street Bridge Site of Signing Ceremony Dec. 5

ATLANTA -- The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Georgia Department of Transportation are joining forces with other organizations to promote worker safety during highway and road construction projects. The alliance will be signed during a Dec. 5 ceremony in downtown Atlanta.

"The primary goal of this alliance is to prevent highway construction worker fatalities and serious injuries," said Andre Richards, OSHA's Atlanta-West area director. "This agreement strengthens our outreach efforts by enhancing employer, employee and public awareness of roadway and construction work zone safety hazards."


EVENT: Work Zone Safety Alliance Signing Ceremony
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006 - 11 a.m.
LOCATION: 5th Street Bridge Construction Project in downtown Atlanta
CONTACT: Andre Richards, OSHA area director
PHONE: (770) 984-8700
The alliance will be signed by Commissioner Harold E. Linnenkohl for the Georgia Department of Transportation and representatives from the Georgia Division-Federal Highway Administration; Georgia Highway Contractors Association; Georgia Utility Contractors Association; Association of County Commissioners of Georgia; Georgia Tech Research Institute's Occupational Safety and Health Division; and 3M Corporation.

Signing for OSHA will be the three Georgia area directors: Andre Richards, Atlanta-West; Gei-Thae Breezley, Atlanta-East; and John Deifer, Savannah.

OSHA health and safety alliances are part of U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao's ongoing effort to improve health and safety for workers through cooperative partnerships. OSHA's role is to assure the safety and health of America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.

Locations for the Georgia OSHA area offices are Atlanta-West, 2400 Herodian Way, Suite 250, Smyrna, phone: (770) 984-8700; Atlanta-East Tucker, LaVista Perimeter Office Park, Building 7, Suite 110, Tucker; phone: (770) 493-7725; and in Savannah, 450 Mall Boulevard, Suite J; phone: (912) 652-4393.


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