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OSHA News Release – Region 3
U.S. Department of Labor
Region 3 News Release
Release Number: 05-2245-PHI (osha 05-137)
Date: November 23, 2005
Contact: Leni Uddyback-Fortson
Phone: (215) 861-5102
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Lehigh Valley Area Labor Management Council have joined forces to promote workplace safety and health. The alliance will provide council members and others with training, information, guidance and access to OSHA resources to help them reduce workplace injury and illness.
OSHA health and safety alliances are part of U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao's ongoing efforts to improve job health and safety by working cooperatively with trade associations, labor unions and employers.
The Lehigh Valley Labor Management Council is an organization of business, labor and community leaders. It was formed to improve relations between labor and management and foster a positive image, economic growth, and improved quality of life for unions, companies and communities in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
"This alliance gives OSHA an invaluable opportunity to educate Southeastern Pennsylvania employers and workers about the importance of promoting workplace safety and health," says Jean Kulp, OSHA area director in Allentown. "The council provides the perfect vehicle for this coordinated effort."
OSHA and the council will present a series of seminars through the alliance on how to: create effective safety and health programs; prepare for an OSHA inspection; keep injury and illness records; and maintain safety and health on multi-employer worksites.
The alliance, formally launched in October, will remain in effect for two years and is renewable by agreement of both parties. OSHA will be represented by its area office in Allentown. For more information, call (610) 776-0592.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has created more than 350 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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