New Maryland Public Health Lab Joins MOSH Cooperative Compliance Partnership


Representatives from Turner Construction Company, on behalf of their Associate Partners Essex Construction and Cain Construction, and Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH), signed the Cooperative Compliance Partnership (CCP) Agreement on the project site of the Maryland Public Health Lab at the Johns Hopkins Science + Technology Park in East Baltimore.

The Maryland CCP program is a cooperative approach to safety by MOSH, and construction contractors, to extend worker protection beyond the minimum required by MOSH standards.  A CCP with MOSH helps provide a safer working environment for employees and enhances the relationship between contractors and MOSH personnel.  There are only 8 active projects enrolled, and since the program's founding in 1997, the Maryland Public Health Lab is the 61st.

"This program fosters the core values of Teamwork and Commitment that are at the heart of Turner's culture," said Scott Bulera, Turner General Manager. "It's an honor to enter into this partnership with MOSH, and to be backed by the entire project team, from the subcontractors in the field, to the Ownership–MEDCO, Owner's Representatives–Forest City-New East Baltimore Partnership, Designers–HDR, and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as the tenant.  We look forward to the implementation of a successful CCP with MOSH on this exciting East Baltimore project."

The 234,000-square-foot public health laboratory for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene features open and closed labs, central accessioning areas and  BSL-3 containment areas as well as classrooms, offices, and computer and training areas that can function as surge labs in the event of public health crisis. The project, which is pursuing LEED Silver certification, is scheduled for completion in April 2014.

About Turner Construction Company
Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company.  Founded in 1902, Turner has 5,200 employees worldwide and works on 1200 projects each year, for an annual construction volume of $8 billion. As the largest general builder in the United States, Turner ranks first or second in the major market segments of the building construction field, including healthcare, education, sports, commercial, and green building. The firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, a publicly traded company, and one of the world's leading international construction service providers.

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