Feb. 13, 2008
Contact: Alisha Brown
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has joined with the New Jersey Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health (PEOSH) and the Somerset County Business Partnership to promote workplace safety and health among area businesses.
Robert Kulick, director of OSHA's area office in Avenel, N.J., represented the agency at a recent ceremony to sign an alliance agreement.
OSHA, PEOSH and the Somerset County Business Partnership will use their collective expertise to develop training and educational programs designed to promote and improve employee safety and health in Somerset County, N.J. These programs will help employers better understand OSHA's and PEOSH's requirements, enhance employer and employee recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and encourage employers to establish and implement effective safety and health management systems.
"Through this alliance, we all will work together to provide leadership and guidance, and set a positive example for employers and employees in the private and public sectors," said Kulick. "Establishing a collaborative relationship is vital to providing employers and employees with the safety and health information they need."
For more information about this alliance or OSHA's safety and health alliances overall, contact OSHA's Avenel Area Office at 973-263-1003.
OSHA safety and health alliances are part of U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao's ongoing efforts to improve the safety and health of employees through cooperative programs with trade associations, labor organizations, employers and government agencies. OSHA currently has more than 460 alliances throughout the nation with organizations committed to fostering safety and health in the workplace.
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 the safety and health of America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
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