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Trade News Release
April 24, 2007
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Phone: (202) 693-1999 


OSHA renews alliance with ADSC: International Association of Foundation Drilling

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has renewed its 2005 alliance with the ADSC: International Association of Foundation Drilling to continue its focus on safety and health issues including, fall protection, silica, pinch-point, and equipment operation hazards and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the industry.

"OSHA and the ADSC have done a great job helping the foundation drilling industry to protect its employees," said Assistant Secretary for OSHA Edwin G. Foulke Jr. "Nearly 300,000 industry professionals have been reached through OSHA's Safety and Health Topics pages, ADSC events and the OSHA and ADSC Web sites."

"The ADSC has found its participation in the alliance program to have brought major value to the association and moreover to the industry it represents," said S. Scot Litke, ADSC executive director. "The regional and local alliances that have been established through our association's chapters as a result of our national alliance have served to further enhance the alliance objectives, that is, to provide a safe working environment for our industry's personnel. The ADSC is pleased to be able to renew its commitment to this excellent working relationship."

Through the alliance, ADSC members sit on the editorial boards of 11 OSHA Safety and Health Topics pages and OSHA staff has participated in a variety of ADSC events. These events include the ADSC Mid-Atlantic Chapter OSHA 10-hour Outreach Training Program; the ADSC Board of Directors Meeting; and the Geo3 Comprehensive Quality Assurance/Quality Control Technical Conference and Interactive Field Day and Exhibition.

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