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09-762-PHI (osha 09-147)
July 8, 2009
Contact: Joanna Hawkins
Phone: 215-861-5101

U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA renews alliance with Delaware Safety Council Inc. to focus on roadway safety

WILMINGTON, Del. -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Delaware Safety Council Inc. renewed its workplace safety and health alliance today at a signing ceremony at the OSHA Wilmington Area Office.

Through the alliance, OSHA and the Delaware Safety Council will deliver training and educational programs on roadway flagging safety and defensive driving, specifically targeted to business and corporate fleet operations. Additionally, the Delaware Safety Council Inc. will work together with OSHA to provide expertise to develop workplace safety and health curricula on safe operation of material handling equipment.

"Today's signing affords us the opportunity to continue the important work we started in an effort to make traffic work zones safer for equipment operators and workers," said Domenick Salvatore, area director of OSHA's Wilmington office.

Training programs will be offered on a monthly basis and are normally conducted jointly by Delaware Safety Council and OSHA personnel.

For more information, contact OSHA's Wilmington Area Office at 302-573-6518.

OSHA currently has more than 470 safety and health alliances throughout the nation as part of the agency's ongoing efforts to improve the safety and health of employees through cooperative partnerships with trade associations, labor organizations, employers and government agencies.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, OSHA's role is to promote safe and healthful working conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, outreach and education. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov.

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