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OSHA Partnership on New Haven Construction Project Seeks to Improve Workplace Safety

  • OSHA forms partnership with Connecticut entities to promote workplace safety issues
  • Collaboration focuses on building and pedestrian bridge construction in New Haven
  • OSHA partnerships work toward specific goals and performance measures on worker safety and health

Summary by Dirk Langeveld

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has established a partnership with a construction company and several other Connecticut partners to promote workplace safety in relation to two New Haven building projects.

OSHA has partnered with Dimeo Construction, the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health, and New Haven Trades. The collaboration is part of the OSHA Strategic Partnership Program, which works toward specific goals and performance measures on worker safety and health.

  • The partnership relates to the construction of a 12-story building to house research offices at 101 College Street, as well as two pedestrian bridges at 100 College Street
  • The effort focuses on hazards related to falls, electricity, falling objects, noise, silica, air contaminants, and materials handling equipment
  • Partners will also encourage contractors to improve their training efforts as well as safety and health programs

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