- Associated Press - Thursday, April 3, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) - Federal labor officials say they’re partnering with construction contractors, the Federal Highway Administration and others to educate workers on preventing on-the-job injuries and fatalities.

The safety stand down event is scheduled for April 7-11, which is also National Highway Work Zone Awareness Week.

Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials say contractors will stop work from 7 to 8 a.m. for work zone safety training sessions. OSHA officials say objects and vehicles striking workers are a leading cause of construction-related deaths.

Officials say several organizations including the Georgia Department of Transportation, the Georgia Highway Contractors Association and more are organizing the event.

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