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Region 6 News Release: 13-2069-DAL
Oct. 29, 2013
Contact: Diana Petterson      Juan Rodriguez
Phone: 972-850-4710      972-850-4709
Email: petterson.diana@dol.gov      rodriguez.juan@dol.gov

US Department of Labor's OSHA forms workplace safety and health
partnership with WS Bellows Construction Corp. for Phillips 66 project

HOUSTON – To meet the goal of reducing occupational fatalities, injuries and illnesses, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, W.S. Bellows Construction Corp. and Phillips 66 have agreed to enter into a cooperative partnership agreement during the construction of the Phillips 66 headquarters in Houston.

W.S. Bellows will begin construction operations in early December. It will employ about 1,000 workers and 100 contractors at the site when fully operational. The construction project is the largest W.S. Bellows has to date which will include two multistory buildings and a garage in excess of a million square feet each. OSHA's Houston South Area Office will support training efforts by participating in the quarterly management audit team and monthly safety meeting and will provide technical assistance, as needed.

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, visit http://www.osha.gov/dcsp/partnerships/index.html.

Employers and employees with questions about this or other OSHA partnerships can call OSHA's Houston South Area Office at 281-286-0583.

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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