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U.S. Department of Labor

Region 4 News Release
Release Number: 05-501-ATL (61)
Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Contact: Ken Atha             Jo Anne Burgoyne
Phone: (251) 441-6131           (404) 562-2076

Alabama Companies, Training Institute, State Agency
Join with OSHA to Protect Auto Manufacturing Workers
Partnership is One of First to Include Suppliers

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Ensuring that automotive workers have the safest and healthiest possible work site is the goal of a partnership between the U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, Hyundai suppliers, the Alabama Industrial Development Training Institute and Safe State-Alabama Consultation Program. The agreement will be signed Friday, April 1 in Montgomery.

"This collaboration covers workers at Hyundai's first automotive facility in the United States and is the first to include workers employed by an auto manufacturer's suppliers," said Ken Atha, OSHA's Mobile area director.

Such partnerships are part of U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao's ongoing efforts to improve worker safety and health through cooperative ventures and demonstrate that government, business and academia can work together to develop an effective culture of safety.

"The partnership is targeted to reduce hazards prevalent in the automotive industry," said Roberto Sanchez, OSHA's Birmingham area director. "Effectively controlling and isolating stored energy; properly guarding machinery; and using, storing and disposing of hazardous chemicals in an appropriate manner -- all of these contribute significantly to a safer and healthier workplace."

EVENT: Alabama Automotive Manufacturing Partnership Signing Ceremony
DATE/TIME: April 1, 2005 - 11:30 a.m.
LOCATION: Capitol City Club
Montgomery, Ala.
CONTACT: Ken Atha, phone: (251) 441-6131

Since its Strategic Partnership Program began in 1998, OSHA has formed more than 330 partnerships, impacting almost 13,000 employers and more than 573,000 workers across the United States.

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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