November 20, 2020
CARROLLTON, GA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has signed a strategic partnership with McCarthy Building Companies to promote worker safety and health at the West Georgia Technical College-New Carroll County Campus project in Carrollton, Georgia. The Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute – Safety, Health and Environmental Services Group will also support this effort.
This partnership seeks to prevent injuries and exposure to hazards during construction of a new technical college with three buildings and a commercial truck driving range on a greenfield site. Under the agreement, the partners will focus on the use of personal protective equipment, heat illness prevention, fire protection and prevention, and preventing exposure to hazards related to falls, struck-by and caught-in/between objects, electric, hand and power tools, silica, lead and noise. The partners will also encourage contractors to develop and implement safety and health programs and provide related training to employees, employers and supervisors.
OSHA’s Strategic Partnership Program works with employers, employees, professional and trade associations, labor organizations and other interested stakeholders to establish specific goals, strategies and performance measures to improve worker safety and health.
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 help 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 https://www.osha.gov.
The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.
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