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Region 4 News Release: 09-1336-ATL (377)
Nov. 3, 2009
Contact: Michael D'Aquino     Michael Wald
Phone: 404-562-2076     404-562-2078

US Labor Department's OSHA struck by accident 'safety stand down' to be held at construction sites throughout Georgia on Nov. 4

ATLANTA -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has partnered with several construction organizations to support a struck by accident "safety stand down" on Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 7 to 8 a.m. EST at construction sites throughout Georgia.

The Georgia Struck By Alliance Safety Stand Down will stop work at construction sites in Georgia and conduct work zone safety training focused on the prevention of struck by accidents. An informational flyer and toolbox talks (in both English and Spanish) are available on the Associated General Contractors of America Inc. Georgia Branch Web site at

"This alliance has taken the initiative and shown leadership with organizing and conducting this safety stand down industry-wide as well as throughout Georgia to emphasize the importance of employees' safety in work zones. The stand down will heighten employees' awareness and their ability to identify and eliminate work-related hazards in the construction community," said Cindy Coe, OSHA's regional administrator for the Southeast.

The Georgia Struck By Alliance consists of OSHA, the Georgia branch of the Associated General Contractors of America, 3M Visibility & Insulations Solutions, the Georgia Department of Transportation, the Federal Highways Administration Georgia Division, the Georgia Highways Contractors Association, the Georgia Utility Contractors Association, Association County Commissioners of Georgia, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Lamar Signs, Surveying and Mapping Society of Georgia, and Georgia Power.

Members of the public who are interested in more information from OSHA should contact Anita Fountain, compliance assistance specialist in the agency's Atlanta-West Area Office at 770-984-8700; Steve Simmons, compliance assistance specialist, Atlanta-East Area Office at 770-493-6644 or Phillip Moncrief in the agency's Savannah Area Office at 912-652-4393.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, OSHA's role is to promote safe and healthful working conditions for America's men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, outreach and education. For more information, visit


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