Woodward Safety Partnership

LOVES PARK (WIFR) -- Just a week after a man is killed while on the job at a local steel company, OSHA is trying to prevent future tragedies by working with a company behind one of the Stateline’s largest projects.

The organization, along with Ringland-Johnson and the Chicago Council of carpenters are working together to create a safe construction zone at the new Woodward Rock-Cut campus in Loves Park. The collaboration is expected to improve training, considering nearly 200 construction workers will be on site at the same time.

“With this commitment out here today and this partnership, the upper level management of the general contractor Ringland-Johnson are actually here to do this,” said Richard Lambert, OSHA Assistant Area Director. “They are going to protect the American worker and make sure that everyone here goes home safe at the end of the day."

Construction of the 435,000 square foot manufacturing building is on target to be completed by the end of 2014.

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