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Region 5 News Release: 06-1449-chi
Sept. 5, 2006
Contact: Brad Mitchell
Phone: (312)353-6976

Central Illinois Golf Course Superintendents Join OSHA in Alliance
Agreement Highlights Top Threats to Workplace Safety and Health

PEORIA, Ill. -- Golf-course groundskeepers are among the employees who will benefit from a new alliance for safety and health signed recently by the Central Illinois Gold Course Superintendents Association (CIGCSA) and the U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

"Golf-course workers face the same risks as other types of landscapers," said William Donovan, OSHA acting area director, Peoria, Ill. "This alliance will help us to prevent amputations, crushing injuries and electrical and chemical hazards often experienced by workers in this broad field. We are genuinely proud to have the CIGCSA in our corner."

Under the alliance, signed in September, CIGCSA will work with OSHA to develop training and education programs on work-related safety issues. The alliance calls for information sharing regarding best practices or effective approaches and publicizing those practices through materials, training programs, workshops, seminars or lectures.

Officials from the OSHA and CIGCSA will speak, exhibit and appear at conferences, local meetings and events, and they will disseminate information to Central Illinois workers.

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