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OSHA News Release – Region 4
U.S. Department of Labor
Region 4 News Release: 07-1755-ATL (349)
Nov. 14, 2007
Contact: Dan Fuqua Michael Wald
Phone: (404) 562-2078 404-562-2076
Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, Edwin Foulke, Jr., attending ceremony focused on construction safety at Georgia State University Science Park
ATLANTA -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has formed a partnership with McCarthy Building Companies Inc. and the Georgia Tech On-site Consultative Service to ensure the highest level of employee safety and health during construction of the Georgia State University Science Park.
¿The primary goals of this agreement are to reduce employee injuries and illnesses and eliminate fatalities during this major construction project,¿ said Andre Richards, director of OSHA's Atlanta-West area office.
The Georgia State University Science Park Project will consist of one building containing nine floors covering 334,580 square feet at the corner of Decatur Street and Piedmont Avenue in downtown Atlanta.
The partnership will focus on increasing the number of construction companies with effective safety and health management systems and incident-prevention programs. It will also work to increase the number of employees who receive effective safety and health training. The agreement requires participating employers to train non-English speaking employees.
News media are encouraged to cover the signing ceremony.
|EVENT:||Partnership Signing Ceremony with OSHA Assistant Secretary Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.|
|DATE/TIME:||Friday, Nov. 16, 9:30 a.m. EST|
|LOCATION:||Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center, 250 14th St., N.W.|
|CONTACT:||Andre Richards, OSHA Atlanta-West Area Director, 770-984-8700|
More than 1,284,000 employees and more than 21,000 employers across the U.S. have participated with OSHA in 484 Strategic Partnerships since the program began in 1998 (163 partnerships currently open).
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. 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.
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