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Skanska and OSHA band together in PA.

Skanska USA Building Inc. has formed a strategic partnership with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) for the University of Pennsylvania's Skirkanich Hall construction project in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Skanska, along with OSHA's Strategic Partnership Program for Worker Safety and Health (OSPP), entered into an extended, voluntary, co operative relationship to eliminate construction hazards and achieve an optimum level of worker safety and health at the job site.

The program is being developed to inspire Pennsylvania-area construction contractors to improve their safety and health performance.

"Participating contractors will receive incentives in the form of formal recognition from OSHA as well as access to resources that include training," said Michael Healy, Senior Project Manager for Skanska USA Building.

"This is another way to bring value to the project by enhancing worker safety," added Skanska's Environmental Health and Safety Director David Korman.

"Partnerships help us maximize the best use of our resources, providing a valuable way to encourage compliance with OSHA standards," said Phyllis Kyner, OSHA Area Director in Philadelphia. "This partnership is an excellent example of cooperation between unions, management and government to reinforce a safety culture. We look forward to working with Skanska to ensure that workers on this project stay safe on the job."

Skanska is the construction manager for University of Pennsylvania's Skirkanich Hall Bio-engineering Building. Skirkanich Hall will be approximately 63,000 square feet and will include labs, classrooms, offices, and support facilities that will be connected to the Moore and Towne buildings on campus. Work also includes renovations within the two buildings to accommodate the tie-ins.
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Title Annotation:Construction & Design
Publication:Real Estate Weekly
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Nov 24, 2004
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