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Trade News Release
Oct. 15, 2007
Contact: Office of Communications
Phone: (202) 693-1999
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) renewed its alliance with the National Safety Council (NSC) to continue providing health and safety information to the construction and general industries. The Alliance will specifically focus on encouraging motor vehicle safety and drug-free workplaces. It will also address first aid training in the workplace, including Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and the use of Automated External Defibrillators.
"Increasing the health and well-being of employees in the construction and general industries has been the primary focus of our Alliance with NSC," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. "I am pleased this Alliance will continue to promote workplace safety, while highlighting the importance of emergency first aid training, vehicle safety education, and a drug-free work environment."
"The National Safety Council and OSHA have a long-standing relationship based on our organizations' missions to reduce occupational injuries," said Alan C. McMillan, president and CEO, National Safety Council. "Renewing this Alliance further facilitates our mutual promotion of safety in the workplace while giving special attention to driving safety and drug-free workplaces, both significant occupational safety issues."
Over the past year, the Alliance has reached over 577,000 individuals on safety and health issues through events and interactive activities such as the 2006 National Safety Congress and Expo, the 2007 National Safety Month, and OSHA's electronic assistance tools.
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.
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