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Region 4 News Release
Release Number: 04-8-ATL (8)
Thurs., Jan. 8, 2003
Contact: James D. Borders     Jo Anne Burgoyne
Phone: (904) 232-2895       (404) 562-2076


OSHA And Florida Community College Form Alliance
To Reduce Hazards in High Risk Industries
Signing Ceremony scheduled for Friday, Jan. 9, in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. -- The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Florida Community College, Jacksonville, will form an alliance to reduce workplace hazards in several high-risk industries: shipbuilding and repair, landscaping, and horticultural services. A signing ceremony will be held at 9:00 a.m., Jan. 9, at the college.

OSHA health and safety alliances are part of U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao's ongoing efforts to improve the health and safety of workers through cooperative partnerships.

Carol S. Spalding, Ed.D, president, Open Campus, will sign the alliance for the Florida Community College; James D. Borders, OSHA's Jacksonville area director, will sign for OSHA.

In 2001, the shipbuilding and repair industry's injury and illness rate was twice the national average, and the landscaping and horticultural services' fatality rate was over four times the national average. For more information about the alliance, call the OSHA Jacksonville area office, located in the Ribault Building, Room 227, 1851 Executive Center Dr., phone: (904) 232-2895.

The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to providing America's employers and employees with easy access to understandable information on how to comply with its laws and regulations. For more information, please visit www.dol.gov/compliance.


Event: OSHA - Florida Community College, Jacksonville
Alliance Signing Ceremony
Date And Time: Friday, Jan. 9, 2004 - 9:00 a.m.
Location: Florida Community College, Jacksonville
601 West State St. - Room 414A
Contact: James D. Borders, (904) 232-2895

OSHA is dedicated to saving lives, preventing injuries and illnesses and protecting America's workers. Safety and health add value to business, the workplace and life. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.

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