Public, Private Partnership Promotes Safety During LaGuardia Airport Redevelopment Project
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NEW YORK, NY – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Skanska Walsh Joint Venture have entered into a strategic partnership to enhance workplace safety and health for approximately 1,600 employees working on the LaGuardia Airport Central Terminal Building Redevelopment Project.
Established on July 6, 2017, the partnership is a collaborative effort between federal officials, private companies and labor organizations to provide education, training, hazard prevention, and monitoring of workplace safety concerns during the $4 billion redevelopment of the Central Terminal at New York’s LaGuardia Airport.
OSHA representatives will participate in meetings, serve as a resource and liaison, assist with safety and health training, provide technical assistance, make recommendations for improving the partnership’s goals, conduct inspections, and evaluate the partnership annually.
“The OSHA and Skanska Walsh partnership will allow us to focus on preventing work-related fatalities and injuries, and controlling or eliminating serious workplace hazards,” said Robert Kulick, OSHA’s regional administrator in New York. “It will also establish a foundation for effective job site safety and health programs serving approximately 250 subcontractors and their employees at LaGuardia Airport through the project’s scheduled completion in 2022.”
The project encompasses the finance, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of Central Terminal B, including construction work for supporting infrastructure and a new central entrance hall.
OSHA’s Strategic Partnership Program helps encourage, assist, and recognize proactive partner efforts to eliminate serious workplace hazards. Area employers and employees with questions about this and other OSHA cooperative programs can call OSHA’s Manhattan Area Office at 212-620-3200.