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March 15, 2023

US Department of Labor, National Safety Council Nebraska Chapter sign alliance to train employers, workers on common hazards

Who:  U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration
           The National Safety Council-Nebraska Chapter                   

What:  Alliance

National Safety Council Nebraska
On March 7, 2023, OSHA Omaha Area Director Matt Thurlby and National Safety Council Nebraska Chapter President Eric Koeppe signed an alliance to train employers and workers on common hazards for workers in general industry, and in the construction and agriculture industries.

Background: On March 7, 2023, OSHA Area Director Matthew Thurlby in Omaha and Eric Koeppe, president of the National Safety Council-Nebraska Chapter signed an alliance to promote workplace safety and health topics in general industry, construction, and agriculture.

This alliance will provide safety council members  access to training resources that will  aid in the protection of workers by reducing or preventing exposure to workplace hazards and establishing an illness and injury prevention program.

Members will also share information on OSHA campaigns to encourage workplace safety  facilitating an understanding of workers' rights and employees'' responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

The OSHA Alliance Program enables organizations to enter voluntarily into a cooperative relationship to raise awareness of OSHA's initiatives, outreach, communications, training and education.

Quote: "This alliance will promote the development of comprehensive safety and health programs for members of the Nebraska chapter of the National Safety Council and increase access to training resources for employers and workers," explained OSHA Area Director Matthew Thurlby in Omaha, Nebraska. "Alliance agreements provide a collaborative framework for using industry and professional resources to ensure workplaces are safe for everyone involved."

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Rhonda Burke, 312-353-4807,

Release Number: 23-454-KAN