Thursday, November 16, 2000

Stadium project had good safety record

By Dan Klepal
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        The number of injuries during construction of Paul Brown Stadium was significantly below the national average for projects of that size, the national Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported Wednesday.

        Safety experts credited a voluntary construction safety program. County officials claim it saved taxpayers $4 million in reduced worker's compensation and general liability costs.

        A partnership between contractors and Hamilton County enhanced overall job site safety at the stadium by increasing employee involvement in safety, safety oversight and safety education, said Bill Murphy, director of the Cincinnati area OSHA office.

        The partnership was called “Mobilized Alliance for Safety, Teamwork, Education and Results” (MASTER).

        “The MASTER project concept has been very successful,” Mr. Murphy said, noting that falls account for about a third of all construction industry fatalities.

        Michael G. Connors, regional OSHA administrator in Chicago, said OSHA's goal is to reduce fatalities by 15 percent in the construction industry.

        The lost workday injury and illness rate for the stadium project is 0.95 for every 100 full-time employees. That compares with the national rate of 4.0 for the construction industry.


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