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Scott, Murphy and Daniel, The Medical Center and the Kentucky Labor Cabinet partner to Protect Kentucky Workers

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Partners sign a formal agreement to prevent accidents and injuries among workers constructing The Medical Center-WKU Health Sciences Complex.

Today, a formal signing ceremony was held to recognize Scott, Murphy & Daniel and The Medical Center for entering into a formal safety partnership with the Kentucky Labor Cabinet. The partnership is aimed at reducing accidents and injuries through the implementation of safety training and safe working procedures during the construction of The Medical Center-WKU Health Sciences Complex that benefit `workers constructing the new facility.

The Construction Partnership Program is a voluntary agreement in which safety and health experts from the Kentucky Office of Occupational Safety and Health (KOSH), Division of Education and Training make quarterly, consultative visits to the building site to provide extensive safety and health surveys.

Labor Cabinet Secretary Mark Brown signed the agreement with Scott, Murphy and Daniel and The Medical Center Officials.

Education and training on Kentucky OSH standards are provided when applicable. This continuous engagement between the Partners eliminates the need for random compliance inspections during the construction of The Medical Center-WKU Health Sciences Complex as long as state requirements are being met.

In support of Western Kentucky University, The Medical Center is constructing the new facility to house the university’s nursing and physical therapy programs and to provide educational space for the hospital. Eighty percent of the facility will be used by WKU to accommodate assembly, training, classroom and business functions for WKU. The remaining 20 percent will be used by The Medical Center for an auditorium and bed labs for clinical training.

The Medical Center-WKU Health Sciences Complex will be a three story, ~73,400 SF free-standing Facility located at 700 First Avenue in Bowling Green, KY. It has been designed and engineered to allow for a future Fourth and Fifth Floor vertical expansion of the Third Floor footprint. Vehicular parking is provided via two new lots.