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Region 5 News Release: 12-140-CHI
March 1, 2012
Contact: Scott Allen      Rhonda Burke
Phone: 312-353-6876      312-353-6976
Email: allen.scott@dol.gov      burke.rhonda@dol.gov

US Department of Labor's OSHA establishes strategic partnership with Packers
and Miron Construction for Lambeau Field Stadium Improvement Project

GREEN BAY, Wis. – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Wisconsin Occupational Safety and Health Consultation Program have established a strategic partnership with the Green Bay Packers and Miron Construction Co., Inc. to reduce workers' exposure to hazards and the likelihood of serious injuries at the Lambeau Field Stadium Improvement Project in Green Bay.

"This voluntary strategic partnership is focused on identifying and controlling safety hazards, improving safety and health programs, promoting a cooperative relationship between labor and management, and encouraging employee participation in achieving a safe and healthful workplace," Frank Winingham, OSHA's area director in Appleton. "It aims to meet these goals through increased training, implementation of best work practices and compliance with applicable OSHA standards and regulations."

A total of 1,200 tradespersons are expected to work on the project, scheduled to be completed in June 2013, which will add 371,000 square feet onto the existing stadium in the form of 6,700 additional seats, two HD video boards and two new gates. The project is scheduled to be completed in June 2013. The Wisconsin consultation program is funded by federal OSHA but operated by the state of Wisconsin.

Miron Construction Co., Inc., which is headquartered in Neenah, Wis., will implement a site-specific safety and health program. The goals of this program are to increase the number of safety and health programs and best practices implemented among subcontractors, increase the number of workers who have completed relevant safety training and maintain required participant data to evaluate the overall success of the program.

The voluntary partnership agreement is focused on identifying and controlling safety hazards, improving safety and health programs, promoting a cooperative relationship between labor and management, and encouraging employee participation in achieving a safe and healthful workplace. It intends to meet these goals through increased training, implementation of best work practices, and compliance with applicable OSHA standards and regulations.

Through its Strategic Partnership Program, OSHA develops alliances 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, 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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