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OSHA News Release – Region 2
U.S. Department of Labor
Region 2 News Release: 05-98-NEW / BOS 2005-010
Thursday, January 20, 2005
Contact: John M. Chavez
Phone: (617) 565-2075
NEW YORK -- Improving job safety and health for workers in the concrete masonry manufacturing industry is the goal of a new alliance forged by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the New York Concrete Masonry Association (NYSCMA) and the New York State Department of Labor's On-Site Consultation Program.
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.
The purpose of the alliance is to provide NYSCMA members and others with information, guidance and training resources to protect the safety and health of workers on the job. Alliance participants will work together to develop training and education programs about serious workplace safety and health hazards and provide their expertise in communicating this information to employers and employees.
"This alliance is an example of Secretary Chao's commitment to find cooperative ways to improve health and safety for all workers," said Patricia K. Clark, OSHA's regional administrator in New York. "We want to help educate employers and their workers to recognize and avoid hazards on the job."
The New York State Concrete Masonry Association is a professional association of producers of concrete masonry products and associate members related to the industry. The association is committed to the growth and success of the concrete masonry products industry through education and training, market development, and innovation.
Signing the alliance were Patricia K. Clark, OSHA's regional administrator; the OSHA area directors for Albany, Buffalo, Manhattan, Long Island and Syracuse; Nicholas Carparelli, executive director for the New York State Concrete Masonry Association; and James Rush, director of the New York State On-Site Consultation Program.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has created more than 230 alliances with organizations committed to fostering safety and health in the workplace. Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. OSHA's role is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach and education; establishing partnerships, and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
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