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Region 4 News Release: 14-1339-ATL (197)
Aug. 5, 2014
Contact: Michael D'Aquino    Lindsay Williams
Phone:     678-237-0630
Email: d'aquino.michael@dol.gov    williams.lindsay.l@dol.gov

US Labor Department's OSHA and the Georgia Hispanic Construction
Association to host safety and health fair Aug. 16, 2014, in Chamblee, Georgia

CHAMBLEE, Ga. – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Georgia Hispanic Construction Association are sponsoring a construction safety and health fair for construction workers and their families on Saturday, Aug. 16, from noon to 5 p.m. EDT at Lowe's Home Center, 4950 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Chamblee 30341.

"OSHA is committed to ensuring a safe workplace, and our goal is for workers to recognize the good safety practices that employers have a responsibility to implement," said Christi Griffin, director of the Atlanta-West Area Office. "This is an opportunity for Hispanic workers to involve their families and educate them on the culture of workplace safety and health, so that everyone knows what to expect in a safe workplace."

OSHA staff will distribute Spanish-language publications and answer questions about occupational safety and health issues. The fair will feature a variety of free construction-related workshops and classes covering fall protection, trenching, heat illnesses, personal protective equipment, silica and other workplace hazards. Exhibitors and vendors will be on-site to conduct tool and equipment safety demonstrations.

In addition to its strong outreach, OSHA has a vigorous enforcement program, having conducted more than 38,997 inspections nationwide last fiscal year and exc