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Region 5 News Release: 07-06-CHI
Feb. 28, 2007
Contact: Scott Allen
Phone: (312)353-6976


U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA Forms Safety and Health Partnership with AK Steel Corp.

MANSFIELD, Ohio -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has formed a three-year safety and health partnership with AK Steel Corp.'s Mansfield plant. AK Steel produces flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steel products, as well as carbon and stainless tubular steel products, for automotive, appliance, construction and manufacturing markets.

"This agreement provides an opportunity for the partners to come together and demonstrate that we all benefit when management, labor and government dedicate themselves to providing a safe and healthful work environment," said Jule Hovi, OSHA area director in Toledo, Ohio. "We are confident the cooperative effort will help us to meet our mutual goal to reduce injuries and illnesses."

The partnership is committed to lowering the injury and illness rates through increased anticipation, identification, evaluation and control of safety and health hazards in the workplace. OSHA and AK Steel will cooperate to develop site-specific safety programs, focus on increasing employee involvement in the safety and health program and continuously promote safe practices throughout the life of the agreement.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace 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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Archive Notice - OSHA Archive

NOTICE: This is an OSHA Archive Document, and may no longer represent OSHA Policy. It is presented here as historical content, for research and review purposes only.