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Region 7 News Release: 09-995-KAN
Aug. 20, 2009
Contact: Jeremy Eggers
Phone: 303-844-1299

U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA forms alliance with American Society of Safety Engineers - St. Louis Chapter

ST. LOUIS -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) St. Louis Area Office and the St. Louis Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) have formed an alliance to advance workplace safety and health through the development of safety professionals.

ASSE's St. Louis Chapter and OSHA will collaborate on training and education programs for accident and injury prevention, and will develop communications materials for disseminating program information to stakeholders. The alliance signatories will participate in conferences, forums, stakeholder meetings and other cooperative events.

"This cooperative alliance clearly illustrates our commitment to safety and health hazard prevention through information sharing among safety professionals by promoting best practices and technical knowledge," said Charles E. Adkins, OSHA's regional administrator in Kansas City, Mo. "Cooperation between OSHA and the American Society of Safety Engineers-St. Louis Chapter will promote new ideas and opportunities to help ensure open dialogue among safety professionals, thereby further enhancing workplace safety."

For more information about this alliance, call OSHA's St. Louis Area Office at 314-425-4249.

OSHA alliances are part of the agency's ongoing efforts to improve the safety and health of workers through cooperative partnerships with trade associations, labor organizations, employers and government agencies. OSHA has more than 480 alliances throughout the nation with organizations committed to fostering safety and health in the workplace.

OSHA's alliances provide organizations an opportunity to participate in a voluntary, cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as training and education, outreach and communication, and promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health. These alliances are valuable tools for both OSHA and its alliance participants.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, OSHA's role is to promote safe and healthful working conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, outreach and education. For more information, visit

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