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Region 1 News Release: 08-915-BOS/BOS 2008-203
Wed., July 16, 2008
Contact: Ted Fitzgerald
Phone: 617-565-2074

U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA forms alliance with Associated Builders and Contractors, and Gould Construction Institute
Goal is to help enhance construction safety in Massachusetts

BRAINTREE, Mass. - The Braintree area office of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has joined with the Massachusetts Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABCMA) and Gould Construction Institute (GCI), the ABCMA's training affiliate, to provide Bay State contractors, their employees and GCI students with important safety information.

"Professional knowledge is the key tool for preventing occupational injuries and illnesses," said Brenda Gordon, OSHA's area director in Braintree. "This alliance seeks to provide ABCMA members, GCI students, and others with information on construction hazards and safeguards that will help them increase their ability to identify and eliminate hazardous worksite conditions."

Under the alliance, OSHA will provide information, guidance and access to training resources focusing on, but not limited to, such common construction hazards as falls, electrocution, noise, silica, and "struck-by" and "caught between" injuries.

Alliance partners also will speak, exhibit or appear at OSHA, ABCMA or GCI conferences, meetings and other events to promote construction safety and health. ABCMA and GCI members will be encourage