Release Number: 10-1220-SAN (SF-266)
Sept. 2, 2010
Contact: Jose A. Carnevali
US Department of Labor's OSHA announces opening of area office in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is announcing the opening of a new area office at 600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Suite 750, in Las Vegas. The opening of this office will support OSHA's increased activity, strengthened enforcement and enhanced state plan oversight.
The new area director of OSHA's Las Vegas office is Joy Flack, with more than 23 years of federal and state OSHA experience. Flack has attained her designation as a certified industrial hygienist and previously served as the agency's area director in Bellevue, Wash.
"With the brand new area office in Las Vegas, we will improve service to workers and employers in Nevada, and enhance our coordination and oversight with the state plan," said Ken Nishiyama Atha, OSHA's regional administrator in San Francisco, Calif. "This presence ultimately will ensure workers are better protected."
Employers and workers with questions regarding workplace safety and health standards can call OSHA's area office in Las Vegas at 702-388-6150 or the agency's toll-free hotline at 800-321-6742 to report workplace accidents, fatalities or situations posing imminent danger to workers.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to assure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov.
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