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OSHA News Release – Region 4
U.S. Department of Labor
Region 4 News Release ATL: 03-92
Mon., May 12, 2003
Contact: Eugene Stewart Jo Anne Burgoyne
Phone: (601) 965-4606 x0 (404) 562-2076
Unions form Safety and Health Alliance
Fostering a culture of prevention among goals
JACKSON, Miss. - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced an alliance between the agency, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Inc., and its employee representatives, to use their collective expertise to foster a culture of accident prevention while sharing best practices and technical knowledge.
OSHA, represented by the area offices in Jackson, Miss., and Baton Rouge, La., has agreed to establish an alliance to enhance workplace safety and health for the company's employees at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Inc, locations in Pascagoula and Gulfport, Miss., as well as New Orleans and Tallulah, La.
The agreement includes the Pascagoula Metal Trades Council, AFL-CIO, the New Orleans Metal Trades Council, AFL-CIO, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 733, which represent employees at these sites.
Training and education is a major component of the alliance, which calls for the partners to achieve effective safety and health training focusing on maritime concerns such as electrical hazards, fall protection, and crane safety.
A team consisting of members of management, labor and the participating OSHA offices will meet quarterly.
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