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Release Number: 13-414-KAN
March 11, 2013
Contact: Scott Allen        Rhonda Burke
Phone:          312-353-6976
Email: Allen.Scott@dol.gov    Burke.Rhonda@dol.gov


US Department of Labor's OSHA, Builders Association will sign partnership
to protect Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska workers
March 14, 2013, signing ceremony at safety conference

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – To protect the safety and health of Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska construction workers, Charles E. Adkins, regional administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration in Kansas City, and Don Greenwell, president of the Builders Association in Kansas City, will participate in a signing ceremony Thursday, March 14, 2013, to formalize a partnership.

The partnership establishes a collaborative relationship to promote safe and healthful work environments for workers in the construction and general industries who work in Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska. The partnership will also encourage employers to voluntarily improve their safety and health performance, provide methods to assist them in their efforts and recognize employers with exemplary safety and health programs.

WHO: Charles E. Adkins, OSHA regional administrator
Don Greenwell, president of the Builders Association in Kansas City

WHAT: Signing ceremony to establish partnership between the Builders Association in Kansas City
and OSHA's area offices in Kansas City; Omaha, Neb.; St. Louis; and Wichita, Kan.

WHERE: Fourth Annual Midwest Construction Safety Conference and Expo
Adams Point Conference Center
1500 NE Coronado Drive
Blue Springs, Mo. 64014

WHEN: Thursday, March 14, 2013
8:30 a.m. CDT

Press interested in covering the event should contact
Scott Allen or Rhonda Burke using the information above.

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U.S. Department of Labor news materials are accessible at http://www.dol.gov. The information above is available in large print, Braille, audio tape or disc from the COAST office upon request by calling 202-693-7828 or TTY 202-693-7755.


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