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Region 6 News Release: OSHA 07-259-KAN
Feb. 20, 2007
Contact: Rich Kulczewski
Phone: (303) 844-1302
OMAHA, Neb. -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Metro Omaha Builders Association (MOBA) and the Nebraska Workforce Development's OSHA Consultation Program have joined in an alliance to protect the health and safety of workers in the state's residential construction industry.
Alliance participants will provide MOBA members and others in the residential construction industry with information, training opportunities and guidance to protect employees' health and safety. The alliance will develop education programs to reduce and prevent exposure to hazards associated with residential construction including falls and electrocution. Special emphasis will be on increasing access to information and training of Spanish-speaking employees in the industry.
"This cooperative effort is designed to achieve three goals that include training and education, outreach and communication, and raising public awareness of workplace safety and health," said Charles E. Adkins, CIH, OSHA regional administrator in Kansas City.
Alliance participants also will develop information to help employers and employees recognize and prevent job-related hazards; share information about best practices; and forge innovative solutions to improve workplace safety and health. They will distribute this information at seminars, meetings and workshops to raise awareness and demonstrate commitment to workplace safety and health.
OSHA alliances are part of U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao's ongoing efforts to improve the health and safety of employees. OSHA has created more than 450 alliances nationwide with organizations committed to fostering safety and health in the workplace.
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. Call (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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