Georgia construction sites hold "safety stand down" to help prevent struck-by accidents (11/4)
November 4, 2009
According to an OSHA press release, the agency partnered with several construction organizations to support a struck-by accident "safety stand down" on Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 7 to 8 a.m. EST at construction sites throughout Georgia.
The Georgia Struck By Alliance Safety Stand Down stopped work at construction sites in Georgia this morning to conduct work zone safety training focused on the prevention of struck-by accidents. An informational flyer and toolbox talks (in both English and Spanish) are available on the Associated General Contractors of America Inc. Georgia Branch Web site at http://www.agcga.org.
"This alliance has taken the initiative and shown leadership with organizing and conducting this safety stand down industry-wide as well as throughout Georgia to emphasize the importance of employees' safety in work zones. The stand down will heighten employees' awareness and their ability to identify and eliminate work-related hazards in the construction community," said Cindy Coe, OSHA's regional administrator for the Southeast.
The Georgia Struck By Alliance consists of OSHA, the Georgia branch of the Associated General Contractors of America, 3M Visibility & Insulations Solutions, the Georgia Department of Transportation, the Federal Highways Administration Georgia Division, the Georgia Highways Contractors Association, the Georgia Utility Contractors Association, Association County Commissioners of Georgia, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Lamar Signs, Surveying and Mapping Society of Georgia, and Georgia Power.