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Region 4 News Release: 06-983-ATL (109)
Date: June 06, 2006
Contact: Dan Fuqua
Phone: (404) 562-2078

OSHA Joins the University of Alabama's Safe State Consultation Program, Other Health-Care Organizations to Reduce Workplace Violence
Alliance Signing Ceremony Set for Friday, June 9, in Mobile, Ala.

MOBILE, Ala. -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the University of Alabama's Safe State Consultation Program are joining forces with several health services organizations to reduce workplace violence in Alabama's health-care industry. An alliance signing ceremony will be held Friday, June 9, in Mobile, Ala. "The primary goals of this alliance are to prevent injuries to health-care workers and provide employers and employees with effective safety and health training about workplace violence," said Ken Atha, OSHA's Mobile area director. Atha added that there are an estimated 9,000 health-care workers each day who experience violence in the nation's workplaces.

EVENT: Alliance Signing Ceremony
DATE/TIME: Friday, June 9, 2006 - 10:30 a.m.
LOCATION: Mobile Infirmary Medical Center
5 Mobile Infirmary Circle
CONTACT: Ken Atha, OSHA Area Director
PHONE: (251) 441-613

OSHA has created more than 350 alliances with organizations committed to fostering safety and health in the workplace. In Alabama, the agency has offices in Mobile and Birmingham.

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