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OSHA Trade Release
U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Office of Communications
For Immediate Release
Trade News Release
June 29, 2006
Contact: Frank Meilinger
Phone: (202) 693-1999
Alliance Program and National Ready-Mix Concrete Association Partner in its Development
WASHINGTON -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced the availability of a new page on the agency's Web site that provides web-based assistance for employers and employees in the concrete products industry.
Concrete and Concrete Products - Manufacturing and Construction, the agency's newest Safety and Health Topics page, is a product of OSHA's Alliance Program and Strategic Partnership with the National Ready-Mix Concrete Association.
"This new resource provides useful information and guidance that will help foster a safer work environment for employees involved in cement production and manufacturing, and cement-related construction," said OSHA Administrator Ed Foulke. "The development of this page also demonstrates how we leverage our resources and work in cooperation with organizations to improve workplace safety and health."
Visitors to the site can access information to develop and implement comprehensive safety and health programs, including several examples from the construction and manufacturing portions of the industry. Also available are links to other resources that identify the most common industry hazards and possible solutions to those hazards.
The page highlights OSHA standards, compliance directives, and standards interpretations related to manufacturing and construction in the concrete and concrete products industry. It also includes electronic assistance tools and expert advisors, Spanish language materials, training information, success stories, and additional resources from OSHA and other organizations.
Employers and employees can access information that can be used to develop and implement safety and health programs and link to sites that identify hazards and possible solutions to those hazards.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, 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 working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
U.S. Labor Department news releases are accessible on the Internet at www.dol.gov. Information on this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 693-1999.
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