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Region 3 News Release: 11-738-PHI (osha 11-48)
May 18, 2011
Contact: Joanna Hawkins      Leni Uddyback-Fortson
Phone: 215-861-5101      215-861-5102
Email: hawkins.joanna@dol.gov      uddyback-fortson.lenore@dol.gov

US Labor Department's OSHA forms partnership to protect workers
on US Coast Guard headquarters construction project in Washington

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a partnership with Clark Construction Group LLC to promote workplace safety and health, and provide guidance and training for workers involved in the construction of the U.S. Coast Guard headquarters building in southeast D.C.

"This partnership affirms OSHA's commitment to ensuring the safety of workers involved in this project," said Michael Walterschied, director of the agency's Baltimore Area Office, who attended a ceremony today at the construction site. "We welcome the opportunity to join with Clark Construction Group in this cooperative effort to prevent injuries and fatalities."

The partnership aims to reduce the number of at-risk conditions and behaviors that could result in worker fatalities, injuries or illnesses, especially those relating to falls, struck-by, caught-in and electrical accidents.

Through the Strategic Partnership Program, OSHA partners with employers, workers, professional and trade associations, labor organizations and other interested stakeholders to establish specific goals, strategies and performance measures to improve worker safety and health. For more information, call OSHA's Baltimore office at 410-865-2057 or visit http://www.osha.gov/dcsp/partnerships/index.html.

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 ensure 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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