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US Department of Labor, Lamar Advertising Co. alliance to help keep outdoor signage workers safe, healthy in Colorado, Montana

Participants:      U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration

                                 Lamar Advertising Co.

Alliance description:  The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Lamar Advertising Co. have signed an alliance to provide workers in Colorado and Montana with information, guidance and access to training resources. The 1-year alliance includes an emphasis on common hazards in the outdoor advertising industry, including falls from elevation, electrical hazards, and whistleblower protection laws.

Background:  OSHA’s Alliance Program works with groups committed to worker safety and health to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses. These groups include unions, consulates, trade or professional organizations, businesses, faith- and community-based organizations and educational institutions. OSHA and the groups work together to develop compliance assistance tools and resources, share information with workers and employers and educate workers and employers about their rights and responsibilities.

Quote: “OSHA and Lamar Advertising are jointly committed to protecting their field workers in Colorado and Montana from the types of hazards they encounter so they can end their day’s work safely,” said OSHA Regional Administrator Jennifer Rous in Denver. “Lamar Advertising is providing a model for others in the industry to follow.”