News | January 23, 2019

U.S. Department Of Labor Joins Partnership To Promote Workplace Safety During Construction Project At Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has signed a strategic partnership agreement to promote worker safety and health during the construction of the Central Passenger Terminal Complex Modernization project at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia.

OSHA is partnering with the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute’s Safety, Health, and Environmental Services Group; Skanska, New South Construction, FS 360, and Synergy Construction (a joint venture); and the City of Atlanta’s Department of Aviation. The partnership agreement seeks to reduce the number of injuries and illnesses by encouraging construction companies to develop and implement safety and health programs; providing safety and health training to employees, employers and supervisors; and conducting effective self-inspections, sampling, and consultative activities in areas where employees might be exposed to health hazards.

Through the Strategic Partnership Program, OSHA 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/.

SOURCE: OSHA