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Region 4 News Release: 06-983-ATL (109)
Date: June 06, 2006
Contact: Dan Fuqua
Phone: (404) 562-2078
Alliance Signing Ceremony Set for Friday, June 9, in Mobile, Ala.
MOBILE, Ala. -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the University of Alabama's Safe State Consultation Program are joining forces with several health services organizations to reduce workplace violence in Alabama's health-care industry. An alliance signing ceremony will be held Friday, June 9, in Mobile, Ala. "The primary goals of this alliance are to prevent injuries to health-care workers and provide employers and employees with effective safety and health training about workplace violence," said Ken Atha, OSHA's Mobile area director. Atha added that there are an estimated 9,000 health-care workers each day who experience violence in the nation's workplaces.
|EVENT:||Alliance Signing Ceremony|
|DATE/TIME:||Friday, June 9, 2006 - 10:30 a.m.|
|LOCATION:||Mobile Infirmary Medical Center
5 Mobile Infirmary Circle
|CONTACT:||Ken Atha, OSHA Area Director|
OSHA has created more than 350 alliances with organizations committed to fostering safety and health in the workplace. In Alabama, the agency has offices in Mobile and Birmingham.
Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. OSHA's role is to ensure 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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