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OSHA News Release – Region 7
U.S. Department of Labor
Region 7 News Release: OSHA/06-1782-KAN
Date: October 13, 2006
Contact: Norma J. Conrad
Phone: (816) 426-5481
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The U.S. Department of Labor¿s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and The Safety Council of the Ozarks (SCO) agreed to renew their alliance to improve health and safety in the workplace through training and education, especially for small businesses.
OSHA Regional Administrator Charles E. Adkins, CIH said, "OSHA and SCO will work together to develop and deliver comprehensive safety and health management systems programs for both SCO members and nonmembers. We are pleased to continue this two-year program to assist employers in their efforts to comply with safety and health standards."
Outreach and communication goals of the alliance will include broad distribution of safety and health information through print and electronic media; website postings; exhibits and speeches during SCO conferences, local meetings, and awards ceremonies. Also the alliance will promote and encourage SCO member¿s participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), Consultation and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP).
OSHA alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as training and education, outreach and communication and promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health. These alliances have proved to be valuable tools for both OSHA and its participants.
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 (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 at (202) 693-7765 or TTY (202) 693-7755. The U.S. Department of Labor 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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