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Region 6


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Feb. 22, 2016

OSHA renews alliance with the West Texas Safety Training Center to promote
worker safety and health for oil & gas workers in Odessa, Texas

Participants: U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, West Texas Safety Training Center Inc., Odessa, Texas

Elizabeth Linda Routh, area director of OSHA's Lubbock Area Office and Phil Young, executive director for the West Texas Safety Training Center sign a three-year alliance renewal agreement at the Midland training center
Elizabeth Linda Routh, area director of OSHA's Lubbock Area Office and Phil Young, executive director for the West Texas Safety Training Center sign a three-year alliance renewal agreement at the Midland training center

Alliance description: The department's Lubbock Area Office and the West Texas Safety Training Center signed an alliance on Feb. 18 to renew a commitment to increase access to material and knowledge that aims to promote understanding of the workplace safety and health rights and responsibilities of workers and employers throughout the construction, general and oil & gas industries. With more than 1,000 members, the center is the only non-profit safety training organization in the Permian Basin governed by area industry.

Duration: The alliance is for a three-year term.

Quote: "Since our alliance began more than eight years ago,
West Texas Safety Training Center has been an excellent agency partner, communicating safety and health information to employers and workers in the petrochemical , construction and other industries. We greatly appreciate their support for OSHA's workplace safety initiatives," said Elizabeth Linda Routh, OSHA's area director in Lubbock.

Information: Through its Alliance Program, OSHA works with businesses, trade associations, unions, consulates, professional organizations, faith and community-based organizations, and educational institutions to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses. For information about forming an alliance or partnership, contact OSHA's Lubbock Area Office at 806-472-7681.

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Media Contacts:

Diana Petterson, 972-850-4710, petterson.diana@dol.gov
Juan Rodriguez, 972-850-4703, rodriguez.juan@dol.gov

Release Number: 16-393-DAL


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