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Region 4 News Release: 09-298-ATL (076)
March 25, 2009
Contact: Michael Wald
Phone: 404-562-2078


U.S. Labor Department's OSHA providing free safety and health training to employers during central Alabama construction conference
March 26 meeting being held at Hyundai Training Center, Montgomery, Ala.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will offer free safety and health training to employers during the 4th Annual Central Alabama Construction Safety Conference and Expo from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. CDT on March 26 at the Hyundai Training Center on Hyundai Boulevard in Montgomery.

"This free training is a great opportunity for employers to learn about the benefits of providing workers with effective safety and health training," said Kurt Petermeyer, OSHA's area director in Mobile, Ala. "Employers across the country are recognizing that safety pays."

The conference is jointly sponsored by OSHA; Hyundai Motor Manufacturing of Alabama; the American Society of Safety Engineers, Wiregrass Chapter; the Associated General Contractors, Alabama Chapter; the Associated Builders and Contractors Mid-Gulf Chapter; the Home Builders Association of Alabama; Alabama Power Co.; Alabama Gas Corp.; Longbow-Falcon; Cadell Construction and Coastal Insurance.

Exhibitors will offer products and services that support construction workplace safety and health programs. Meals and beverages, in addition to training, will be provided at no cost. Participants are required to pre-register by contacting J.B. Stringer at 334-387-8438 or by e-mail at

Companies and groups interested in learning more about OSHA's activities to improve employee safety and health in southern and central Alabama can contact the agency's area office in Mobile at 1141 Montlimar Drive, Suite 1006; telephone 251-441-6131.

OSHA currently has more than 470 safety and health alliances throughout the nation as part of the agency's ongoing efforts to improve the safety and health of employees through cooperative partnerships with trade associations, labor organizations, employers and government agencies.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace for their employees. OSHA's role is to promote 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


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