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Region 4 News Release: 10-576-ATL (279)
May 12, 2010
Contact: Michael D'Aquino        Michael Wald
Email: D'Aquino.Michael@dol.gov     Wald.Michael@dol.gov
Phone: 404-562-2076     404-562-2078

US Department of Labor's OSHA promotes free safety and
health training expo for construction workers in South Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - South Florida construction workers will receive free training in the recognition and prevention of construction safety and health hazards on Saturday, May 15, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT at the Sheridan Technical Center in Hollywood, Fla.

This South Florida Safety Expo, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the South Florida and Florida's East Coast Associated General Contractors of America chapters and the Sheridan Technical Center, is intended to provide formal and interactive training for workers in the construction industry. The expo will offer 15 safety courses in both English and Spanish.

"Once again Florida's construction community is demonstrating its commitment to worker safety and health by coming together in support of the 10th annual South Florida Safety Expo," said Darlene Fossum, OSHA's area director in Fort Lauderdale.

Training will be provided by safety and health professionals from the South Florida area. Exhibitors will offer products and services that support construction workplace safety and health programs. Meals and beverages, in addition to training, will be provided at no cost. To register and for more information, visit http://www.sfexpo.org.

Companies and groups interested in learning more about OSHA's activities to improve worker safety and health in South Florida should contact the agency's Fort Lauderdale Area Office by mail to 1000 South Pine Island Road, Suite 100, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33324 or by calling 954-424-0242. To report workplace accidents, fatalities or situations posing imminent danger to workers, call OSHA's toll-free hotline at 800-321-6742.

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 these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov.

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