Sept. 8, 2017
OSHA Signs Alliance to Promote Worker Safety and Health
EL PASO, TX – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the El Paso Community College – Risk Management Institute have signed an alliance to provide workers, students, and employers in El Paso with information, guidance, and access to OSHA training classes.
OSHA Area Office Director Diego Alvarado Jr., and Director Barry J. Bogle of the Law Enforcement Academy at El Paso Community College’s Risk Management Institute recently signed a two-year alliance to help promote workplace safety in the region.
The two-year alliance will expand access to OSHA’s 10- and 30-hour training courses to promote understanding of the workplace safety and health rights and responsibilities of workers and employers in the El Paso metro area. These rights and responsibilities are detailed in the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.
“Together, El Paso Community College’s Risk Management Institute and OSHA can help private industry, government, and small business understand the importance of workplace safety,” said OSHA Area Director Diego Alvarado Jr. “Through this alliance, we hope to reduce preventable injuries by providing hundreds of businesses and employees in the El Paso metropolitan area with access to the institute’s resources.”
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 details on OSHA partnerships and alliances, please call OSHA’s toll-free hotline 800-321-OSHA (6742) or OSHA’s El Paso Area Office at 915-534-6251.
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Release Number: 17-1088-DAL
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