OSHA Press Release, May 2006 | CFAN
Region 6 News Release: OSHA-06-872-DAL
Date: May 18, 2006
Contact: Diana Petterson or Elizabeth Todd
Phone: (214) 767-4776, ext. 222 or 221
OSHA Teams with MST Constructors and CFAN to Promote Construction Safety
SAN MARCOS, Texas
-- Providing better
workplace safety for workers is the goal of a new partnership which was
signed in San Marcos between the U.S. Department of Labor's
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), MST Constructors
Inc. and CFAN Co.
OSHA Strategic Partnerships for Worker Safety and Health is part of
U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao's ongoing efforts to improve the
health and safety of workers through cooperative relationships with
trade associations, labor organizations and employers. OSHA's area
office in Austin is working on the formation of this partnership.
"This agreement provides an opportunity for the partners to come
together and build on the value of safety and health for MST and CFAN
employees," said Frank Strasheim, OSHA's acting regional administrator
in Dallas. "We are hopeful the cooperative effort will help reduce
injuries and fatalities."
CFAN, which manufactures jet engine fan blades, is expanding its
facility located at 1000 Technology Way in San Marcos. The expansion
project is scheduled to be completed by mid-2007. CFAN is a member of
OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program which recognizes and promotes
effective workplace safety and health management.
MST Constructors, the general contractor, specializes in metal frame
commercial buildings, ranging from cold rolled structural steel to
heavy red iron, both custom and pre-engineered, as well as tilt-wall
and masonry construction. The company will work with OSHA to establish
and enforce a comprehensive safety and health management system to be
used at the worksite.
Partnerships enable organizations committed to workplace safety and
health to work cooperatively with OSHA. This partnership will be
consistent with OSHA's long-range efforts to develop a
business-government approach to safety and health management.
Employers and employees with questions about this or other OSHA
partnerships may call the Austin area office at (512) 374-0271 or visit
OSHA's Web site for more information at www.osha.gov
(click on "Cooperative Programs").
Since its Strategic Partnership Program began in 1998, the U.S.
Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has
formed more than 300 partnerships impacting over 13,000 employers and
573,000 employees across the United States. OSHA's role is to assure
the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing
standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing
partnerships, and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety