OSHA signs strategic partnership with Choate Construction
October 20, 2020
U.S. Department of Labor Partners with Choate Construction Co. and Associated General Contractors of Georgia to Promote Workplace Safety
SUGAR HILL, GA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has signed a strategic partnership with Choate Construction Co. and the Associated General Contractors of Georgia to promote worker safety and health at the Dogwood Forest at Sugar Hill project site in Sugar Hill, Georgia. The Georgia Institute of Technology-Onsite Safety and Health Consultation Program will also support this effort.
This partnership seeks to prevent injuries and exposure to hazards during construction of a new 150,000-square-foot senior living facility. Under the agreement, the partners will focus on reducing the number of injuries and illnesses, increasing safety and health training, reducing worker exposure to health hazards and encourage all project contractors to develop and implement comprehensive safety and health programs. The agreement supports OSHA’s long-range efforts to develop a partnership approach to safety management between contractors and the government.
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.