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OSHA News Release – Region 6
U.S. Department of Labor
Region 6 News Release: OSHA-05-766-DAL
Friday, May 6, 2005
Contact: Diana Petterson or Elizabeth Todd
Phone: (214) 767-4776, ext. 222 or 221
El Paso Job Corps Center
EL PASO, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has formed an alliance with the David L. Carrasco Job Corps Center in El Paso to educate students and instructors on safety and health in the workplace.
OSHA health and safety alliances are part of Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao's ongoing efforts to improve the health and safety of workers through cooperative partnerships with trade associations, labor organizations and employers.
"This alliance provides OSHA an opportunity to educate Job Corps students and instructors on worker safety," said John Miles, OSHA regional administrator in Dallas. "Job Corps students are trained for various vocations including welding, automotive repair and medical support, so being trained for safety is another important dimension of their education."
Alliances enable organizations to collaborate with OSHA to prevent injuries and illnesses in the workplace. They help participating organizations network with others committed to safety and health and exchange information about best practices for addressing hazards, such as preventing falls and electrocutions.
The David L. Carrasco Job Corps Center serves El Paso youth ages 16 to 24 with a training approach that integrates the teaching of academic, vocational, employability skills and social competencies through a combination of classroom, practical and work-based learning experiences.
For more information on this alliance or about forming an alliance or partnership with OSHA's Lubbock area office, call (806) 472-7681. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has created more than 300 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.
U.S. Labor Department (DOL) releases are accessible on the Internet at www.dol.gov. The information in this news release will be made available in alternate format upon request (large print, Braille, audio tape or disc) from the COAST office. Please specify which news release when placing your request. Call (202) 693-7765 or TTY (202) 693-7755. DOL 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.
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