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Region 4 News Release ATL: 02-222
Mon., Nov. 18, 2002
Contact: Jo Anne Burgoyne
Forge Safety and Health Partnership
Adequate Training for Non-English Speaking Workers Among Goals
ATLANTA -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration will sign a statewide partnership agreement Wednesday with the Georgia Branch of the Associated General Contractors of America to reduce worker injuries, illnesses and fatalities.
"Thousands of construction workers in Georgia stand to benefit from this program," said Cindy Coe Laseter, OSHA's regional administrator in Atlanta.
Contractors in the partnership, known as the Construction Health and Safety Excellence (CHASE) Program, will focus on reducing the four leading causes of fatal accidents at construction sites: falls, being struck by objects, being caught in or between objects, and electrocution.
Participating employers also must adequately train non-English speaking employees.
CHASE is based on three progressive levels of safety achievement: Red, White and Blue. Companies reach the highest Blue level by demonstrating outstanding safety and health accomplishments.
|EVENT:||Safety Partnership Signing Ceremony
Construction Health and Safety Excellence (CHASE) Program
|DATE/TIME:||Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002
|LOCATION:||Associated General Contractors of America -- Georgia Branch
1940 The Exchange (near the I-285 Windy Hill Exit)
Atlanta, Ga. 30339-2002
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