Holder, OSHA Protect Nebraska Construction Workers

September 18, 2014

Holder Construction Group LLC and the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration have established a strategic partnership to protect and educate workers on construction hazards during the building of the Oasis Data Center Project in Omaha.

The partnership will focus on training employers and workers about hazards construction workers face daily on the job, including fall, electrical, caught-in and struck-by hazards. These hazards are the leading causes of injuries and fatalities in the construction industry.

The partnership aims to meet goals through increased training, implementation of best work practices, creation of site-specific written safety and health programs and compliance with applicable OSHA standards and regulations.

The Oasis project consists of a 183,000-square-foot data center, which will include a chiller plant, administrative areas and supporting mechanical, electrical and plumbing rooms. Holder Construction Group will be the construction manager for the project, expected for completion by September 2015. The project may employ about 180 tradesmen on-site during peak construction.

As part of the agreement, all contractors and subcontractors on the project will be required to have specific written safety and health programs in place and attend meetings before major work takes place.